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.
The Visitor Centres are wheel chair accessible, with accessible washrooms in the Visitor Centre in Val Marie and accessible vault toilets adjacent to the Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek Campground has a designated accessible site close to the vault toilets. The kitchen shelters in both campgrounds are also accessible by wheel chair. Lookouts are equipped with spotting scopes at lower heights.
Official Parks Canada merchandise can be purchased at the Visitor Centre in Val Marie for the West Block and the Rock Creek Visitor Centre in the East Block. . Also check out Prairie Wind and Silver Sage, friends of Grasslands, 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 Rock Creek 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. The West Block has seven pull off areas to park along the Ecotour Scenic Drive, and the East Block has six parking lots along the Badlands Parkway.
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.
Enjoy one of our picnic shelters located in the campground at either block. BBQ’s available for your use.
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, 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 - 1-877-345-2257
East Block - 1-306-476-2018 (May to October)
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
Swift Current (117 kms)
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)
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