South Ridge Hiking

Redberry Lake’s southern ridge is one of Saskatchewan’s best views. Overlooking the lake and prairie expanse where you are free to roam and explore. This land is for everyone to enjoy which includes hiking, camping, foraging and hunting. With almost no development you can explore these hills as they’ve been for thousands of years. You’re sure to see White Pelican soaring above, Loggerhead Shrike dancing through bushes and Piping Plover tiptoeing the water’s edge. Bring a picnic and cozy up for the sunset show!

 

Seasonal Activities: 

Spring: Spring Waterfowl Migration; Wildflower Blooms

Summer: Swimming; Canoe/Kayak; Saskatoon Berry Picking

Autumn: Fall Waterfowl Migration; Changing Colours

Early Winter: Buffalo Berry picking (Click Before You Pick)

Winter: Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing (Coming Soon!)

 

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Wet & Winter Conditions

This sight is off the beaten path and as such that unbeaten path is subject to impassible conditions.  We advise not touring this sight in rainy or severe winter weather.  If it begins to rain after arrival please consider leaving as soon as possible or the road may become to muddy to travel. Download the free guide for wet weather driving directions

FWDF Land Rules

This land made available for public enjoyment thanks to a partnership between the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Fish and Wildlife Development Fund Land is for everyone! Roam freely keeping in mind there are a few rules which apply to all FWDF land:

  • No Littering
  • No Open Fires
  • Pack In, Pack Out
  • Foot Access Only
  • Walk-in Camping Only
  • No interference with an authorized management treatment (e.g., haying or grazing).
  • No restricting the access or entry into these lands.
  • Access will be on foot only (nothing conveyed by any form of mechanical propulsion) other than to retrieve any lawfully taken wildlife. (The Wildlife Regulations, 1981 Section 30.2(1))
    Baiting for any purpose is prohibited (The Wildlife Regulations, 1981 Section 18.1(2))
  • When setting a tree stand or blind it must clearly state the owners name, address, date the stand was placed, and it must be removed at the end of the legal hunting time on the same day in which it was placed. (The Wildlife Regulations, 1981 Section 18.43(2.1))
  • No person shall harvest trees without authorization on any FWDF lands (Wildlife Habitat Lands Disposition and Alteration Regulations 11.1(1))

Biodiversity

Notable Species at Risk you may see here:

  • American White Pelican
  • Piping Plover
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Spragues Pipit
  • Northern Shrike
  • Black Throated Warbler
  • Bobolink
  • Long-Billed Curlew
  • Northern Harrier
  • Horned Grebe
  • Western Grebe
  • Northern Mytosis
  • Little Brown Mytosis

This area of Redberry Lake is inhabited by a few creatures and critters that you should be mindful of:

  • Deer & Dog Ticks – High Risk, May through July
  • Bear – Low Risk, April through October
  • Cougar – Low Risk, All Months

For your safety, please read the Hiking in Redberry Guide

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