The Resort Village of Tobin Lake is an urban municipality located on the south side of Tobin Lake, at the end of highway 255. Tobin Lake is a man-made lake, created by the formation of the EB Campbell dam on the Saskatchewan River in 1963.
The Resort Village was incorporated on August 1st, 1973. What started as a small resort community has grown into a desirable location for year-round lake living. As of the 2021 census, the Resort Village of Tobin Lake has a population of 139 year-round residents, with this number increasing exponentially in the summer. There are approximately 185 residential dwellings - 47 occupied by permanent residents and 45 vacant lots throughout the Village.
4 campgrounds include daily & seasonal rentals - 3 within the Village and 1 only a kilometer from the Village; share over 300 sites. There are 3 fully-serviced convenience stores equipped with groceries, bait, tackle, fuel and souvenirs. Hilltop Campground & Tobin Lake Resort are open from May – October & Rusty Hook is open year round with 8 Rental Cabins.
Tobin Lake is the Premier Walleye and Northern Pike lake in Saskatchewan, with the World Ice Fishing Record for Walleye caught by Father Mariuz Zajac in 2005. Most recently, Tobin Lake was named the 9th Best Ice Fishing Destination in Canada, by Fishingbooker.com
The Village offers a boat launch and fileting shack, and the local retailers provide bait to boat rentals and guiding services. The fishing season is May 15 – March 31 and requires a valid fishing license.
In addition to fishing, Tobin Lake offers many other recreational activities making it a desirable attraction for tourists and locals alike. The Village has a beautifully groomed beach for swimming and picnic area equipped with tables and fire pits nearby. The Community Hall is available for rent for private or public functions.
The area is popular for all terrain vehicles and snowmobiling. The Village is looking at creating walking trails which will expose the unique beauty that encompasses the Village.