Loon Lake / Makwa Lake, SK.
Loon Lake – Retreat on the Water
Directions: From Lloydminster, take Hwy 17 north to the junction of Hwy 3, go east to St. Walburg, then north on Hwy26. Approximately 1½ hour drive
Loon Lake is a community of 390 residents located between beautiful lakes, farmland and the lush boreal forest in Northwest Saskatchewan. It is adjacent to the Makwa Lake Provincial Park, Steele Narrows Provincial Park and the Bronson Forest Recreation Site.
Located only 2 miles from the popular Makwa Provincial Park with its 300 campsites and a challenging 9 hole golf course (one of the best in the Northwest). This is cabin country - there are currently over 400 cabins on Makwa and Jumbo Lakes. You’ll know you’re here when you first hear the haunting and beautiful cry of the loon on a still night. This is a peaceful place to spend your time.
This friendly town has its own hospital, R.C.M.P. detachment, volunteer fire department, curling rink, recreation center and Legion Hall.
Tourism is a major contributor to the local economy, along with the mainstays of agriculture, oil and gas. The nearby First Nations communities – Island Lake First Nations and Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nations – have a strong impact on the local culture. If you’re lucky, you might take in a pow-wow and enjoy the moving dancing and drum music.
Nearby Makwa and Jumbo Lakes, approximately 5km West of the village, offers sandy beaches, three campgrounds, a total of more than 250 campsites and shower facilities.
This is a great place to golf! The lush nine-hole, grass green golf course and driving range located right inside the park is a popular attraction. Summer time is great for swimming and boating, while cross-country skiing is common in wintertime. The pleasant Meewasin hiking trail is one of several providing an opportunity to view the deer, moose, fox, coyote, osprey and bear residing in this boreal forest environment.
History buffs are just 10 minutes away from Steele Narrows, the scene of the last conflict of the Northwest Resistance. You can hike up to the top of the hill for an impressive view of the battlefield below.
For those looking to relax in the beauty of nature, Makwa Lake is the place to be.
This area is excellent for fishing, hunting, swimming, quadding in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Escape to Lake Country!
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