Castor Lions campground a hidden gem

A great place to visit

By Leah Bousfield Black Press

Over the past six months, I have had the pleasure of coming out to work in the town of Castor. Whenever I drive into town, I notice an adorable campground on the left-hand side right before the entrance sign welcoming you.

Run by the Castor Lions club this tiny campground boasts not only quiet and secure camping but a pleasant nature walk through the trails of the sites. Coming into fall we can see the leaves changing colours and the hues of green and yellow on them. Each site has brightly hand painted rocks with fun creatures and numbers identifying each spot. There is a small fire pit on each site and some sites face the road and some nestled in amongst the shade of the trees. Painted blue picnic tables line the front sites and bushes and shrubs line the back site for privacy from the road and traffic.

There are fire bans throughout the county but for a pleasant afternoon walk, or overnight for a rodeo or fair, this would be an ideal spot. The sign at the entrance politely asks for a small overnight fee for campers, and the sun shining down through the trees on a tent would be fabulous to wake up in the morning on a holiday.

 

Just Posted

Castor, Forestburg, coal workers get $257,644 to transition to low-carbon economy

Two transition centres will serve seven communities in the Battler River Region

Castor Trap Club plans for the future

Castor town council vote in favour of extending lease 10 years

RCMP ask public’s help in finding trailer stolen from Castor Bottle Depot

Along side of trailer are words ‘Squirrel Creek’ in small yellow letters

Paintearth County eyes Valley Ski Hill viability

Slope erosion and ageing equipment are factors

Halkirk holds market

Annual Christmas event

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters that ‘the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity.’

Paintearth County council going door to door

Aims to increase community engagement

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Police probe several allegations of sex assault at Toronto school

Police say they have learned of other incidents of alleged assault and sexual assault

Most Read