Straddling the South Saskatchewan River Valley at the west end of Lake Diefenbaker, the Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park celebrates the site of the first historic crossing on the South Saskatchewan River. A great area to be enjoyed by all ages, the park is popular for its fishing, sun-bathing and hiking opportunities. This park features a number of interpretive trails and historic sites including the handsome Goodwin House, now home to the park's visitor center, main office and interpretive center. The boat launch is located on the north side of the lake while the main beach area, located on the west side of the park, is a perfect place to enjoy a warm summer's day.
Nestled in the heart of Southern Saskatchewan the LDYC enjoys the benefits of the Gardiner Dam (1967) and the 430 square KM reservoir it creates. Located adjacent to the thriving Village of Elbow SK., marine enthusiasts are able to provision their boats from the many services found within the community. A well equipped marina at the mouth of the Elbow Harbour provides slips, fuel, services and much more, making Lake Diefenbaker the ideal setting for summer recreation.
Lake Diefenbaker was formed when the South Saskatchewan River was dammed. This created a natural bay that attracted local boating enthusiasts. They became a Regional Park in 1976 and with the help of local volunteers, this beautiful park was created and maintained. The park is located near the Great Sandhills. The Cabri Museum also houses artifacts illustrating the history of the area.