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Indian Head Campground, in Indian Head, Saskatchewan

Indian Head Campground, in Indian Head, Saskatchewan

A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

 

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I spent a few days at Indian Head, a small farming community in south central Saskatchewan. I chose it because it allowed me to visit nearby Regina and its Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

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Id Flights_GFT_2017_0901
Title Indian Head Campground, in Indian Head, Saskatchewan
Subtitle A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Indian Head Campground, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, FOSSILSITE, POINTINTVAL, STORY
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL http://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2017
Status Published: 2018/2/19
Last Revised 2018-02-19

Indian Head, Saskatchewan

Arrived 2017/9/1
Day of Tour 41
Nights Stayed 4
Departed 2017/9/5
Map miles from last stop 212
Mileage on arrival 21,324
Actual miles from last stop 424
Accumulated miles for trip 4,419

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I spent a few days at Indian Head, a small farming community in south central Saskatchewan. I chose it because it allowed me to visit nearby Regina and its Royal Saskatchewan Museum. This leg took me 50 miles past Regina to Indian Head. Much the same kind of country since leaving the mountains, high plains that present little barrier to the wind. No awning out, lest the breeze carry me to Winnepeg faster than I want to go.

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Indian Head, Saskatchewan

Indian Head is a small farming community, very much like those sprinkled around the towns in Kansas where I grew up. It felt very familiar.

The Locale around Indian Head

I did snap a few photos around the town. As I've said before, agraria appeals to my heart in a strange mixture of feelings.

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Indian Head, SK
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Indian Head Campground

Indian Head Campground was quite satisfactory, a good place to stay for a short time.

I read somewhere that it was once a KOA, so experienced RVers will have some idea of its layout. It feels roomier than a lot of campgrounds, and the shade trees are well-established.

It has a pool (something I never use, even in the summer's heat) and playgrounds and open space to run around. Otherwise guests will need to provide their own activities, because there's little else available in the immediate vicinity. (But see Museum below.)

All in all, my stay there was pleasant, and I would go back again if I were traveling that route.

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The seemingly unavoidable train tracks!
Indian Head Campground
Address 1100 McKay Street
Indian Head, SK S0G 2K0
Home Page http://www.indianheadcampground.ca/
Phone Reservations: 1-855-695-3635
Information: (306) 695-3635
Associations
Rate
(with discounts & taxes)
$31
Pros
  • Large, well spaced sites
  • Full Hookups
  • Well shaded
Cons
  • Lanes and sites are gravel
Reviews (as of 2018/1/27)
Reviewer Rating Out of
RV Park Reviews 7.9 (Good) 10
Good Sam 9 10
Tripadvisor 4 5
Phoenix 8 10
  Site Type pull-through  
  Site Size 8 10
  Ease of Access 8 10
  WiFiNotes 7 10

Points of Interest

I drove over to Regina and spent a few hours at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum,Wikipedia one of the museums that I included early in my planning for this tour. It's not a vast research museum, like the Royal Tyrrell. It caters to the educational needs of the province. But the collection was definitely worth my time.

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

I have separated the photos I took in Regina into two groups:

  1. Those shown here of the museum itself.
  2. Those of fossils (shown below) that I am integrating into a comprehensive collection.

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Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Fossils at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has a good fossil collection, and I took several photos. I am in the process of migrating all fossil photos into a more comprehensive collection that will let you view photos of fossils from many different museums by age and by type. The coding for that new approach is taking much longer than I expected (as usual), so for the time being I leave this gallery in place.

Fossils at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Began MYA Eon Era Period
541 Phanerozoic
  Paleozoic
  Cambrian
485 Ordovician
443 Silurian
Coral Favosites.
Coral Favosites.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Coral Favosites.
Coral Favosites.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Coral Palaeophyllum.
Coral Palaeophyllum.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Coral Receptaculites.
Coral Receptaculites.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Coral Receptaculites.
Coral Receptaculites.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Nautiloid cephalopod.
Nautiloid cephalopod.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Stromatolites.
Stromatolites.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Stromatolites.
Stromatolites.
Ordovician (~478 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Began MYA Eon Era Period
541 Phanerozoic
252   Mesozoic
201   Jurassic
145 Cretaceous
66 Cenozoic
  Paleogene
Xiphactinus.
Xiphactinus.
Cretaceous (~95 MYA)
Xiphactinus.
Xiphactinus.
Cretaceous (~95 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Edmontosaurus.
Edmontosaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
Edmontosaurus.
Edmontosaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Mososaurus.
Mososaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
Mososaurus.
Mososaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Mososaurus.
Mososaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
Mososaurus.
Mososaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Thescelosaurus.
Thescelosaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
Thescelosaurus.
Thescelosaurus.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Turtle.
Turtle.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
Turtle.
Turtle.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Triceratops.
Turtle.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
Triceratops.
Turtle.
Cretaceous (~72 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Turtle.
Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Cretaceous (~65 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Began MYA Eon Era Period Epoch
541 Phanerozoic
66   Cenozoic
  Paleogene
  Paleocene
56 Eocene
34   Oligocene
Brontothere.
Turtle.
Eocene (~38 MYA)
Brontothere.
Brontothere.
Eocene (~38 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Brontothere.
Brontothere.
Eocene (~32 MYA)
Brontothere.
Brontothere
Eocene (~32 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Horse - Mesohippus.
Horse - Mesohippus. (\
Eocene (~35 MYA)
Horse - Mesohippus.
Horse - Mesohippus. (\
Eocene (~35 MYA)
(Click for larger photo.)
Began MYA Eon Era Period Epoch
541 Phanerozoic
66   Cenozoic
  Paleogene
34   Oligocene
23     Neogene
      Miocene
5.3 Pliocene
Mastodon Zygolophodon.
Mastodon Zygolophodon. (
Eocene (~32 MYA)
Mastodon Zygolophodon.
Mastodon Zygolophodon. (
Miocene (~14 MYA)
Click for larger photo.)

Next Stop

After leaving Indian Head I headed to Winnepeg, Manitoba.

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