Cowan Lake

Cowan Lake is a very large (8308 acre) lake located partially within Big River and 77km E of Meadow Lake (City).

Cowan Dam Recreation Site and Big River Regional Park are located at Cowan Lake.

The lake was officially named on 1932-01-05.

This lake has been personally visited by myself, Matthew Siemens.

Campground Boat Launch Regional Park
Northern Pike Yellow Perch
Boundary on map.

Details

Fishing Zone: Southern Zone
Parks: Cowan Dam Recreation Site,Big River Regional Park
Community: Big River
Location: 54.01923925689958, -107.27251722252392
Shore Length: 106km
Surface Area: 8308 acres
Inflows: Big River
Outflows: Cowan River

About this page

Hi, this is Matthew Siemens. I wrote and compiled the data on this page from a variety of sources. Sources include government websites and data sources, public websites, personal experience, and user-submitted information. References for this page.

No AI is used to generate content anywhere on this site.

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Map

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Parks

Fishing at Cowan Lake

Cowan Lake is in the southern fishing zone.

What fish are in Cowan Lake

Longnose Sucker, Northern Pike, White Sucker and Yellow Perch can be found in Cowan Lake.

Learn all about fishing in Saskatchewan here.

Fishing Season

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

Fishing Limits for Cowan Lake

These are the limits for all fish species reported to be in Cowan Lake. All fishing limits for Saskatchewan.
Species Limit
Northern Pike Limit 5, only one may exceed 75 cm
Yellow Perch Limit 25
Walleye/Sauger/Saugeye Limit 4, only one may exceed 55 cm

Camping at Cowan Lake

Beaches at Cowan Lake

I don't have any beaches reported for this lake. Let me know if I'm missing one!

Communities near Cowan Lake

There are 1 communities near Cowan Lake.

Bathymetric (Depth) Charts for Cowan Lake

Cowan Dam Campground

Cowan Dam Campground is located at Cowan Lake.

Phone: 306-837-2410,1-800-205-7070

Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/listings/908/cowan-dam-campground
​Normal season: Open May long weekend to Sep 21.​ ​

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Pier 55 Mooring and Camping

Pier 55 Mooring and Camping is located at Cowan Lake.

Phone: (306) 469-2118

Website: http://pier55.ca/

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Shores On Cowan Resort

Shores On Cowan Resort is located at Cowan Lake.

Phone: (306) 251-0243

Website: http://www.shoresoncowan.ca/

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Poplar Point Resort

Poplar Point Resort is located at Cowan Lake.

Phone: (306) 469-4987

Email: [email protected]

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Big River Regional Park Boat Launch

Big River Regional Park Boat Launch is located at Cowan Lake.

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Big River Regional Park Campground

Big River Regional Park Campground is located at Cowan Lake.

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Cowan Dam Recreation Site

Big River Regional Park

About

Season: Mid May - Fall, Pending Weather
Park Entry: $7.00 per day or Seasonal Park Pass
Payment Information: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Cash and Cheque accepted. Subject to change without notice

Contact

Phone: Office Phone: (306) 469-2232
Website: https://saskregionalparks.ca/park/big-river/
Mailing Address: Box 94 Big River, SK S0J 0E0

Amenities

  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity
  • Water
  • Sewer)
  • Fire Wood
  • Group Camping (Electric
  • Water
  • Sewer)
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Fish Filleting
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Group Camping
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Internet and/or Wifi Service
  • Playground
  • Security
  • Wildlife Viewing

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Big River

Big River is located at Cowan Lake.

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Cowan Dam Boat Launch

Cowan Dam Boat Launch is located at Cowan Lake.

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