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Castle Butte, Big Muddy Badlands, Saskatchewan, Canada

Photo: Tourism Saskatchewan/Douglas E. Walker

The Big Muddy badlands are an amazing spectacle of nature’s architecture and conjure up images of outlaws from the “wild west.”

In the heart of Big Muddy, you’ll find Castle Butte, a relic from the ice age. Rising 70 metres in height, it served as a landmark to First Nations people, the NWMP and early settlers.

Big Muddy encompasses centuries of history and a large part remains untold. Evidence of early civilization can be found throughout the area in the form of stone effigies, ceremonial circles and ancient buffalo jumps.

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS: St. Victor Petroglyphs, Willow Bunch Museum, Gravelbourg CathedralTunnels of Moose Jaw, and the Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia.

IF YOU GO: Castle Butte is located 24 km southwest of Bengough, 170 km south of Moose Jaw and 175 km southwest of Regina. Surrounding communities in Big Muddy include AssiniboiaAvonleaGravelbourg, Lafleche, Ogema and Willow Bunch.

BOOKS: “Badlands” by Ken Dalgarno

VIDEOS: Big Muddy

7 thoughts on “Big Muddy


      Yes come and visit us. Our area is one of Saskatchewans best kept secrets….. After you have explored the western setting of outlaw caves buffalo jumps Castle Butte etc.. in the Big Muddy then come to our Gateway Festival in Bengough July24 and 25, 2015. You wont believe the musical talent which are mostly Sask. Performers. Its fun fun fun .. Camping adjacent to festival site vendors food trucks beer gardens pancake breakfasts children activities oh and visit the local drug store …a real quality store….enjoy golfing we have a golf course if you want grass greens with an extraordinary view go to Willow Bunch Golf Course. Enjoy museums Bengough Willow Bunch and Ogema have history waiting to be explored. Southern Sask. people are friendly and welcoming. See you this summer

      1. Leanne

        I’m heading to Canada for my first overseas adventure in 3 days and will be stopping by to explore southern Saskatchewan at the end of May. After reading your comment about the Gateway Festival, I think I might have to make my way back there in July, my two greatest loves are live music and camping!

  1. gordon bothner

    A small group (4-6) of experienced horse campers with farm/ranch backgrounds would like to spend 4-5 days horse camping and riding in the Big Muddy area. Who would we contact for information?


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