GEORGE LAKE Alberta - Location, History, Fishing, Campsites. George Lake Burial Site.
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GEORGE LAKE
ALBERTA, CANADA


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Welcome to George Lake Campground operated by volunteer members of the George Lake Aquatic Recreation Association



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Overnight fee $15.00, Day-Use $5.00. 30 plus campsites. Only 3 with electrical hookups. Group camping area. Firewood included in fee. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Open May 1st - October.


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Boat Launch area on the west part of the park makes it easy to get small boats on the water. (Gravel)


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Firewood is included in the price of camping. A shelter keeps the wood dry.


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A playground with swings and slide is situated in the centre of the Park.

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You can take a few minutes to get some exercise and enjoy nature with stroll down the 2km hiking Interpretive Trail.


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Featured Sign with a tribute.

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GEORGE LAKE CAMPGROUND

George Lake, Alberta is located approximately 4.5 km south of Hines Creek Alberta, on Highway 64 or approximately 19 km north north-west of Fairview, Alberta.

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Boat at Pier, Campsite Hawk in flight, Boat on truck, Cattails, Historical Mass Graves, Shore line.

George Lake was originally known as Many Islands Lake. The first settlement of Hines Creek was situated south of this area and when the railroad missed the area to the north, like many communities, Hines Creek moved north to its current location. George Lake was the site of the Dumont Brothers Trading Post and the lake was named after George Olstad one of the pioneers of the area. A tribute sign is situated in the park.

Canfor and the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta have made contributions for the maintenance and enhancement of this Recreation Area at George Lake, Alberta.

George Lake Musical Festival- Annual Event
Diverse set of acts from rock, country and gospel genres.

George Lake Musical Festival takes place here each year as amateur bands from Northern Alberta and Northern BC perform old time country music. (stage left) Hundreds of music fans gather here. Rides on the Notty Otter paddle wheel boat also take place. (enlarge picture of paddle boat)

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Annual George Lake Music Festival, Sunday Aug 30, 2014 starting at 10:30am with breakfast. Free all you can eat Corn on the Cob 1-5pm. Kids can enjoy the Gold Rush at 2pm. Other activities include wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, paddle boat rides and music all day long. Information Ernie: 780-494-3684. (The event is always held on the long weekend in September, on the Sunday)


Looking north at George Lake, one can see how close the lake is to Hines Creek with the elevator visible above the trees.




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George Lake Burial Site. Many people of the Beaver and Cree Tribes died of the Great Flu Epidemic in the winter of 1918-1919. Since so many were dying so quickly, individual graves were difficult to create. This area was a gathering place and was good for hunting and trapping.


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After a swim in the lake it is great to have a shower in the washroom and shower facility.


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A ball diamond is situated before the campground. When the Music Festival is on, it is an area used for additional camping and parking.


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George Lake has a shelter for those who want shade from the sun or protection from the rain.






GEORGE LAKE CAMPGROUND

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