Turtle Lake, SK.Turtle Lake – Beautiful in all Seasons
Directions: Turtle Lake is only an hour and a half drive from Lloydminster; a four hour drive from Edmonton and a 2.5 hour drive from Saskatoon.
Nearby communities with shopping facilities are Glaslyn (20 minutes S.), North Battleford (1 hour S.), Turtleford (30 minutes W.), St. Walburg (45 minutes W.) and Meadow Lake (50 minutes N.).
There are vendors right at the lake offering groceries, laundry facilities, canoe and fishing boat rentals, gasoline and propane. There is also a restaurant and lounge at the Southbay Beach.
People are friendly and laid-back here; most of the residents are seasonal and live in their cabins only in the summer months. There is a strong artisan tradition among the year-round locals; there are many people living here who paint, make furniture, leather goods or jewelery.
Turtle Lake is a beautiful clean lake with sparkling clear water, a shallow shore and sandy beaches which makes it great for families. Nearby Brightsand Lake is just as beautiful, and means that there are several beaches and fishing spots to choose from, all within a few minutes drive.
You’ll find playground equipment on most beaches at Turtle Lake. Supervise your children while watching the beautiful Saskatchewan sunsets.
During the spring and summer months enjoy riding quads on the many trails in the area, fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike, water sports, hiking, and swimming.
Fall at Turtle Lake will give you access to wild goose hunting, duck hunting, fishing, elk and deer hunting.
During the winter months ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing on the many trails, and skating are enjoyed.
Locals will tell you tales of the Turtle Lake Monster. Although this phenomenon has not been proven, each year someone will come back to shore and claim to have seen “something” on the water. Whether it’s an upside down canoe spotted in the dark, or a giant sturgeon that lives in the deep waters of the lake, it certainly provides people with something to talk about!
There is an abundance of wildlife, wildflowers and birds. There is a beautiful bird sanctuary nestled in the gently rolling hills and mature willow, poplar and spruce trees, offering the bird watcher many opportune moments.
Golf courses nearby are at St. Walburg, Mervin, Glaslyn, and Blueberry Hill (West side of the lake). Experience the beautiful 18 hole course at Meadow Lake!
The closest towns, St. Walburg, Turtleford and Glaslyn have very interesting historical museums.
This is a beautiful area with all of the services you and your family need.
Turtle Lake Links:
North West School Division
Turtle Lake Monster
Real Estate at Turtle Lake and area