Crooked Lake Trans Canada Trail:
Trail #: 08-0041
Trail Status: Non-operational
Location: Crooked Lake Provincial Park is found in southeast Saskatchewan on Highway 247.
Description: Located within the scenic Qu’Appelle Valley, Crooked Lake Provincial Park features 195 hectares of pristine wilderness and 11 km of the Trans Canada Trail.
Legend says that a young man was returning to his village late one night when he was startled by the sound of someone calling his name. He called out into the darkness in Cree, “Ka- tepwet?” When there was no answer, he called out again in French, “Qu’Appelle?” or “Who calls?” Again, there was no reply.
The next morning, upon arriving at his village, the young man discovered that his bride-to-be had died suddenly in the night. With her last words she had called out his name.
Terrain: Rural trail
Difficulty: Easy, slight incline in some areas
Facilities: A limited number of services and amenities are located within Crooked Lake Provincial Park.
Points of Interest: Sunset Beach Resort, Last Oak Golf Course, and Bird’s Point Resort are all found near Crooked Lake Provincial Park. The park also offers waterfront camping to guests.
Trail Operator: Crooked Lake Provincial Park, Box 400, COWESSES, SK S0G 5L0 Phone: 306-696-6253 E-mail: CrookedLake@gov.sk.ca
Length: 11 km
Surface: Gravel/crushed stone
Estimated Walking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Permitted Use: Hiking/Walking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Cross-country Skiing
Fees: Provincial Park fees may apply
Times of Use: Open year round