Blackstrap Lake

(Blackstrap Reservoir)

Blackstrap Lake is a man-made reservoir located 41km SSE of Saskatoon. The lake is in the RM of Dundurn No. 314 east of Dundurn in southern Saskatchewan.

The lake is a popular recreational destination for fishing, boating, and camping. It is also used for irrigation and as a municipal and industrial water source.

There are two communities on the western side of the lake; Thode and Shields. There are residential subdivisions at Skyview Estates and Lakeside Golf Resort.

Blackstrap Provincial Park is on the eastern side of the lake. The park has campgrounds, a boat launch, a beach and trails. A recreation area was established shortly after the lake was formed. A ski hill (now closed) was added for the 1971 Canada Winter Games. The provincial park itself was opened in 1986.

There is an important IBA (Important Bird Areas) in the Blackstrap Coulee. The IBA contains both Blackstrap and Indi Lake. 239 different species have been recorded. Both lakes are important for many different species.

History

There were two small marshy lakes (Theresa Lake and Blackstrap Lake) in the area of the current lake. The current lake formed when two dams were built in 1967. The dams are operated by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.

The canal that feeds Blackstrap Lake starts at Gardiner Dam on Lake Diefenbaker. From there it flows through Broderick Reservoir, and Brightwater Reservoir. Then bypasses Indi Lake and flows under Highway 11 and into Blackstrap Lake.

Golf Course Cabins Campground Beach Boat Launch Provincial Park
Northern Pike Yellow Perch Walleye Lake Whitefish
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Details

Fishing Zone: Southern Zone
Parks: Blackstrap Water Park,Blackstrap Provincial Park
Communities: Resort Village of Shields,Resort Village of Thode
Location: 51.79470196265596, -106.4222313909366
Shore Length: 40km
Surface Area: 2992 acres
Max Width: 0.8–1.2 km (0.50–0.75 mi)
Max Length: 14.4 km (8.9 mi)
Max Depth: 9.39 m (30.8 ft)
Inflows: Earthen aqueduct from Lake Diefenbaker

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Parks

There are 2 parks at Blackstrap Lake.

Fishing at Blackstrap Lake

Blackstrap Lake is in the southern fishing zone.

What fish are in Blackstrap Lake

Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch can be found in Blackstrap Lake.

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Fishing Season

Fishing season on Blackstrap Lake is open from May 5, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

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Fishing Limits for Blackstrap Lake

These are the limits for all fish species reported to be in Blackstrap Lake. All fishing limits for Saskatchewan.
Species Limit
Burbot Limit 4 (Custom limit for Blackstrap Lake)
Lake Whitefish Limit 4 (Custom limit for Blackstrap Lake)
Northern Pike Limit 3, Only 1 Over 75 Cm (Custom limit for Blackstrap Lake)
Yellow Perch Limit 10 (Custom limit for Blackstrap Lake)
Walleye/Sauger/Saugeye Limit 2, Only 1 Over 55 Cm (Custom limit for Blackstrap Lake)

Boating at Blackstrap Lake

There is 1 boat launch/marina at Blackstrap Lake.

Beaches at Blackstrap Lake

There is 1 beach at Blackstrap Lake.

Communities near Blackstrap Lake

There are 2 communities near Blackstrap Lake.

Bathymetric (Depth) Charts for Blackstrap Lake

Lakeside Golf Resort

Lakeside Golf Resort is located at Blackstrap Lake.

Phone: (306) 381-8882

Website: http://lakesidegolfresort.ca/

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Sunset Ridge Campground

Sunset Ridge Campground is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Kevin Misfeldt Campground

Kevin Misfeldt Campground is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Blackstrap Trail Head

Blackstrap Trail Head is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Blackstrap Playground

Blackstrap Playground is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Aspen Grove Beach

Aspen Grove Beach is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Blackstrap Boat Launch

This is a very large boat launch with two different launches. Each one has two docks and room for two boats at a time. There is also a large parking lot available.


Phone: (306) 492-5675

Website: http://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/our-parks/101987/blackstrap-provincial-park?

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Blackstrap Water Park

This water park is located out on the water and is owned by Sask Aquatic Adventures.


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Blackstrap Youth Camp

Youth camp ran by the Saskatoon Knights of Columbus. A youth summer program is ran every July and August.

Facilities can be rented for family reunions or staff retreats.


Phone: (306) 934-1838

Website: https://blackstrapyouthcamp.org/

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Waterfront Rentals - Sunset Shores

Waterfront Rentals - Sunset Shores is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Skyview Estates

A residential development with a view of the lake and a marina.



Website: https://www.skyviewcountryestates.ca/

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Hazelnut Grove Campground

Hazelnut Grove Campground is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Resort Village of Shields

Resort Village of Shields is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Resort Village of Thode

Resort Village of Thode is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Blackstrap Provincial Park

Blackstrap Provincial Park is located at Blackstrap Lake.

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Shields Golf Course

9-hole golf course with grass greens overlooking Blackstrap Lake.


Phone: 306-492-2259

Email: [email protected]
Website: https://shields.ca/shields-golf-course/

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Blackstrap Glamping Resort

Blackstrap Glamping Resort is located at Blackstrap Lake.


Website: https://blackstrapglampingresort.ca/

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