Visiting Lafleche

Recreation

  • Lafleche Club 50
  • Lafleche Community Centre (LCC)
  • Lafleche Curling Club
  • Lafleche Minor Hockey and Ball
  • Splash Park (south of LCC)
  • Campgrounds (12 full serviced sites with 30 & 50 amp service)
    – contact Lafleche Town Office for weekly or monthly rates

      • Trailers/RV’s:  $25/night
      • Tents:      $10/night

Tourist Attractions

www.thomsonlake.com

Nestled between the communites of Lafleche to the south and Gravelbourg to the north, you’ll find one of Southern Saskatchewan’s oldest and most unique parks – Thomson Lake Regional Park.

The park is located off Highway 58 and is like an oasis in the desert. The park came about when the PRFA dammed the historic Wood River in 1958 to conserve the spring run off for irrigation and to provide a water supply for the neighbouring towns of Gravelbourg and Lafleche.

Dr. Thomson, who initiated the project, also visualized that the new man-made lake could be used for recreational purposes. Dr. Thomson never lived to see the realization of his dream, but Thomson Lake Regional Park has become one of the most used recreational spots in this corner of the province. Once the irrigation project was complete, a few of the residents formed the Wood River Co-operative Beach Association and began the development of Thomson Lake Reservoir’s potential for recreational use. The park was officially opened in 1961 and had a sand beach, a bath house, a 9 hole sand green golf course, toilets, playground, and two ball diamonds. There were also 12 camp-sites and 64 lots surveyed for cottage development, all on a 110 acre site.

The park would be unrecognisable to the first developers today. Now 40 foot trees line the driveways in the park with thousands of other trees providing shade, wind shelter, and decorative hedges for the park users. The golf course boasts some fo the best grass greens in southern Saskatchewan. Over 50 camp-sites are equipped with power, and with walking distance are full shower and laundry facilities, There are over 85 seasonal camp-sites, fully serviced with power, water and sewer. A new cottage subdivision was opened in 1987 to accommodate the demand. All lots are fully serviced.

Construction of  the Tuscany camp ground will take place this summer (2013).  When completed it will have 27 seasonal sites and 17 daily pull through sites; all sites will have 50 amp power and full hook up services.  When fully developed, Tuscany will have  a bathroom/shower facility.

Children can take advantage of the heated swimming pool and the diving tank; the tots can play in the wading pool; and the giant sandbox. The adults can take full advantage of the boat launch and docking facilities provided for the avid boatsman.

The concession by the swimming pool operated from late June through to mid August. This facility offers food service, camping supplies and a Video Arcade. The golf course clubhouse is open from late April until late September. The full service clubhouse has a licensed lounge.

The lake itself has also become a refuge for many species of migratory water birds, song birds, deer, antelope, muskrats and beavers. Nature lovers are offered an excellent opportunity to study and observe these animals at close range. Since the lake is stocked with jackfish, trout and pickerel, it has also become a favourite spot for fishing.

Originally developed for the use of the local population, the many improvements and changes over the years have made it an increasingly popular stop for visitors from not only Saskatchwean, but also from other parts of Canada and the United States.

Thomson Lake Regional Park has fully serviced camping lots available for short term use or long term lease. There is a protected marina with boat launch and fish cleaning station. There are leased lots available for cabins, and there are a growing number of residents who make Thomson Lake their full time residence.

The showcase of the park is a wonderful nine-hole golf course with grass greens, watered fairways and a licensed clubhouse.

Another gem of the park is the pool complex. This outdoor swimming area has a large L-shaped main pool with a 1-m and 3-m diving board, as well as a paddling pool.

Thomson Lake also provides a place for boating, skiing, and fishing with excellent walleye fishing.


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