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Grasslands National Park

Facilities and Services

Grasslands National Park is divided into two blocks - East and West. Each Block is accessed through different communities, with a wide variety of services.

Accessible Facilities

The Visitor Centres are wheel chair accessible, with accessible washrooms in the Visitor Centre in Val Marie and accessible vault toilets adjacent to McGowan’s Visitor Centre in the East Block. The Frenchman Valley Campground has a designated accessible site close to the vault toilets and a water tap. The kitchen shelters in both campgrounds are also accessible by wheel chair. Lookouts are equipped with spotting scopes at lower heights.

Gift Shop

Official Parks Canada merchandise can be purchased at the Visitor Centre in both blocks of the park. Also check out Prairie Wind and Silver Sage, friends of Grasslands National Park, for more park souvenirs.


The Visitor Centres will make your trip most memorable, as friendly knowledgeable staff provide up-to-date information on park programs, camping opportunities, maps, road conditions, weather, safety and more!

The centres exhibit significant prairie stories: grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, human history, palaeontology and geology.

The West Block Visitor Centre is located in Val Marie, Saskatchewan at the junction of Hwy #4 and Centre Street, and the McGowan Visitor Centre is located at the Rock Creek Campground.


There are plenty of opportunities for breathtaking views in Grasslands National Park. Several sites are set up with spotting scopes allowing visitors to get a closer look. Sites in the West Block include one along Two Trees Trail and another along Top Dog Trail at Ecotour stop 2, one at the Belza Day Use Site and one at Larson Dog Colony, Ecotour stop 7. There are also several Badlands viewpoints in the East Block.


Parking is available at the visitor centres, day use areas and campgrounds in both blocks of the park. There are numerous pullouts along the Ecotour Scenic Drive going through the West Block.

Picnic Area

There are several picnic areas available in the park. Picnic tables, recycling & garbage receptacles and washrooms are found at both the Belza and Two Trees Day Use Sites. A picnic shelter, picnic tables, garbage & recycling receptacles, vault toilets, a fire pit and drinking water are available in both campgrounds.

Picnic Shelter

Get out of the rain or sun and use one of our picnic shelters located in the campground at either block.


Hop on one of our tire swings at either of the Day Use areas in the West Block. Try your hand at horseshoes!

RV and Bus Parking

There is room for RV and Bus Parking at all of the parking locations mentioned.


Restrooms can be found at the Visitor Centre in Val Marie, at various stops along the Ecotour Scenic Drive, Day Use Areas in both blocks and at the Rock Creek and Frenchman Valley Campgrounds.

Below you will find some of those communities located near the park as well as a chart showing which services are available in those communities. If you have any questions, please contact the Grasslands visitor centres:

West Block - 306-298-2257

East Block - 306-476-2018

West Block:

Val Marie - For more information, please visit the Village of Val Marie website

Some of the surrounding communities with services include (distances are from Val Marie):

Cadillac - 55kms

Mankota - 67kms

Ponteix (75kms)

Swift Current (117 kms)

East Block:

Some of the nearby communities with services include (Distances from Rock Creek Visitor Centre and Campground in the East Block of Grasslands National Park):

Assiniboia (80 kms)

Rockglen (61 kms)

McCord (70 kms)

Glentworth (61 kms)

Wood Mountain Regional Park (22.4 kms)

Val Marie yes yes yes yes   yes
Mankota yes yes yes yes yes yes
McCord yes yes     yes  
Glentworth   yes yes yes yes yes
Wood Mountain            
Wood Mountain Regional Park     Concession      
Rockglen yes yes yes yes yes yes
Cadillac yes yes yes yes yes yes
Climax yes yes yes   yes yes
Bracken yes yes        
Assiniboia yes yes yes yes yes yes
Swift Current yes yes yes yes yes yes

Emergency 24-hr
Care (Full Services)
Camping Full
Service /Minimal
Val Marie     FS yes
Mankota yes   FS yes
McCord     MS yes
Glentworth     MS yes
Wood Mountain       yes
Wood Mountain Regional Park     FS yes
Rockglan yes   FS yes
Cadillac       yes
Climax yes   FS yes
Bracken       yes
Assiniboia yes yes yes yes
Swift Current yes yes yes yes