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CAMPGROUND REPORT

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Information below compiled by Ken Connors of DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com - info@DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com
ALBERTA PROVINCIAL CAMPGROUNDS
To find out availability check the Alberta Parks website for each of the Provincial Campgrounds below. www.albertaparks.ca

SASKATOON PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. No service sites $32/ power $40, $12 reservation fee. 100% reservable.

MOONSHINE LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. 110 Power sites $37, $12 reservation fee. 100% reservable.

STURGEON LAKE:
Young's Pointe is Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022 and is now 100% reservable. Unserviced sites in A,B,C are $29 and 15/30 amp Power $37. BigHorn at Sturgeon Lake: Unserviced $32 and Serviced with 15/30 amp power $40.

STURGEON LAKE: Williamson Provincial Park located on the South side of Sturgeon Lake is Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022 (First come first served basis). Unserviced $29 and Power 15 amp is $37.

DUNVEGAN PROVINCIAL PARK
: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. Total of 65 power sites $37, $12 reservation fee. 100% reservable.

WINAGAMI PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. 100% reservable. No services $29 (Total 14 Campsites), Power $37 (total 52 campsites), $12 reservation fee.

HILLIARD’S BAY PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. No service $31 (35 campsites), Power $39 (70 campsites), Power Premium with 50amp $42 (69 sites in loops D and E). $12 reservation fee. 100% reservable.

ALBERTA FIRST COME FIRST SERVED PROVINCIAL CAMPGROUNDS:

QUEEN ELIZABETH PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. $29 no service (14 sites), $37 Power (42 sites), 1st come first served. This is a self-registration campground with payment made by cash or personal cheque.

MUSREAU LAKE PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. No service sites $29 (69 sites), 1st come first served. This is a self-registration campground with payment made by cash or personal cheque.

FIGURE 8 LAKE PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. $29 no service for 27 campsites, 1st come first served. This is a self-registration campground with payment made by cash or personal cheque.

TWO LAKES RECREATION AREA: Moberly Flats: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. No service $20 (30 campsites), Pine Hollow Campground: Open May 19 to Sept 26, 2022. No service $20 (24 campsites. These are both a self-registration campground with payment made by cash or personal cheque. 1st come first served. (Please research Gunderson Meadows to see if it open for camping before going there as some portions are closed. In 2022 Drive-in sites 1-21 are closed but walk-in tenting sites 22-30 are still open on a first come first served basis)

(Rates from the Alberta Parks website)


BC PROVINCIAL CAMPGROUNDS

BEATTON PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 11, 2022 – Sept. 7, 2022. $20 no services. 27 sites are reservable, remaining are first come, first served basis.

CHARLIE LAKE: Open May 10, 2022 – Sept. 13, 2022. $20 no services, $5 Sani Station. Total campsites is 57 with 40 reservable.

GWILLIM LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 13, 2022 – Sept. 13, 2022. $20 no services.

KISKATINAW PROVINCIAL PARK: This park was closed on July 12 of 2021 due to landslide risk.

MOBERLY LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 14, 2022 to Sept 14, 2022. $20 no services, $5 Sani Station. Total campsites 109, with 60 reservable.

MONKMAN PROVINCIAL PARK: Open May 15, 2022 – Oct. 1, 2022. $20 no services. First come first served basis and no reservations.

ONE ISLAND LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK: Generally open on the Wednesday before the May long weekend to mid September. $20 no services.

SWAN LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK:
Open May 12, 2022 – Sept. 8, 2022. $20 no services. Total 44 campsites with 16 reservable.


BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM ADVISORY:.

AUGUST 25, 2022: Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisory has bee issued for Lesser Slave Lake as it has been identified at Hilliards Bay Provincial park.

AUGUST 16, 2022: Moonshine Lake near Spirit River has now received a Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisory. As well Hutch Lake near High Leveis also under a Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisory:

Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible. Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible.  Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets. Consider limiting human consumption of whole fish and fish trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. (People can safely consume fish fillets from this lake).


AUGUST 3, 2022: Sturgeon Lake west of Valleyview is the latest to receive a Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisory.

JULY 29, 2022: Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisory issued for WINAGAMI LAKE, located 25km northwest of High Prairie, 11km east of Highway 2. Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible. Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible. Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets. Consider limiting human consumption of whole fish and fish trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. (People can safely consume fish fillets from this lake).


JUNE 15, 2022: A Blue-Green Algae Bloom advisor has been issued for Bear Lake located northwest of Clairmont just west of Highway 2 approximately 10 km.

JUNE 12, 2022, a Blue-Green Algae Bloom advisory has been issued for Saskatoon Lake in Saskatoon Island Provincial Park just west of Grande Prairie.

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New for 2022: Spring Lake Campground Boat Launch Improvements. In the fall, precast concrete pads have been installed at the boat launch which will help protect the bed and shore and making it easier to launch your boat.

New for 2022: CAMPGROUNDS IN COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE have introduced a $5.00 nightly fire permit fee to cover the cost of campground firewood. If you are booking Pipestone Creek Park (south of Wembley) for one night, a powered sight would cost $37 plus $10 online reservation fee plus an additional $5 fire permit fee. That totals $52 for one night. In addition to existing online booking systems at Pipestone Creek and Hythe Municipal Campgrounds, online booking will also be available for the Demmit, Hommy, Bear Lake and Kleskun Hill campgrounds on a one-year trial basis for the 2022 season.

2022 Rates: KLESKUN HILLS fees are $27 no services plus the new $5 fire permit fee. $30 for half day for private functions in day-use area. No American Express or cheques. Check out time is 2pm. Book on-line through the County of Grande Prairie website.

2022 Rates: SWAN LAKE Alberta will now be charging a camping fee of $20 per night. The MD of Greenview introduced this change starting for the 2022 season. Other 2022 campground rates in the MD of Greenview: Shutter Flats Provincial Recreation Area has a Group Area for $50 per night. Smoky River South Provincial Recreation Area is $20, Sheep Creek Provincial Recreation Area is $20 and Kakwa River Provincial Recreation Area is $20 per night.

2022 Rates: KAKUT LAKEnear Woking. Vehicle, Tent, camper without power: $25. Vehicle, tent, camper with power $30. Monthly camping $300 (limited space). Water fill-up: $25. Showers: toonie for 5 minutes. No dumping station on site.

2022 Rates: Spring Lake Campground near Hythe. $25 per night plus a $5 non-refundable reservation fee. Book at www.campreservations.ca. Wood is available at no extra cost. Cell service is sketchy at the park and at times will receive 1 bar out of 5 signal strength.


2021: HILLIARD'S BAY PROVINCIAL PARK on Lesser Slave Lake will be investing $2.4 million toward a new multi-purpose shower building and site modernization at the park. The multi-purpose shower building will be located at the entrance of the park. New featuresd will include laundry facilities and outdoor washing sink areas, check-in-pull through, more parking and a new wastewater septic treatment system. Completion is anticipated for May 2022.

2021 UPDATE: PIPESTONE CREEK CAMPGROUND will have a delay on having Loop D sites with power until late June 2021 due to repairs to the electrical system. Loops A, E as well as Group Area 1 already have 30 amp service. Powered sites are $36 night while non-powered sites are $26. There is also a $10 online reservation fee. No cash, debit, cheques or American express accepted. Book on-line thru County of Grande Prairie website or directly at https://www.camplife.com.

2021 UPDATE: COTILLION PARK (57km west of Spirit River then 40k north) is adding power to all the sites which was hoped to be completed this summer. There is talk of expansion of another 20 plus sites but most likely will not happen this year. Reservations are now made online through campreservationscanada.ca. Power stalls are $25 per night and $20 for non power stalls. Firewood is free. Lots of walking, quadding and horseback riding trails in the area.

As of June 10, 2021 Hilltop Lake Campground introduced camping fees and will require online reservations at campreservations.ca. Camping fee is $25/night, no services.


NEW for 2020: Dunvegan Provincial Park and Moonshine Lake Provincial Park are now 100% Reservable. In the past there were still a number of campsites which that were on a first come first served basis.
Winagami Lake Provincial Park: Wading pool is CLOSED (JULY 2019). The wading pool has been closed due to health and safety issues. It is being assessed to determine if it can be brought back to codes.
MOONSHINE LAKE UPDATE (2020): The Pier on the south side of Moonshine Lake near the Playground has become unsafe as some of it is rotting and collapsing. A new Pier has been built. Posted August, 2019.
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FISHING INFORMATION 2022:
The new 2022-2023 Alberta Fishing Regulations are in effect April 1, 2022.
LESSER SLAVE LAKE: Big Changes…now has a zero limit on Northern Pike, Catch and Release only... (last year there were 3 allowed over 43cm). The size to keep a Walleye has also changed this year and is now between 45-50cm and limit of only one and relates to all portions of the lake and thought out the entire season. Limits are the same this year: 15 Yellow Perch limit, 10 fish limit Lake Whitefish and 10 fish limit for Burbot.

STURGEON LAKE: continues to have catch and release on Northern Pike while the limit for Walleye is 1 and must be 45-50cm. Perch limit continues at 5 along with 10 limit for Burbot and zero limit for Lake Whitefish.

SNIPE LAKE: has a zero limit on Northern Pike (Catch and Release only) while the size to keep a Walleye must be over 50cm and limit of only one. You can keep 5 Yellow Perch, 10 Lake Whitefish and 10 Burbot.

WINAGAMI LAKE: Allows one Walleye over 60cm but zero limit on Northern Pike (Catch and Release only on Northern Pike). There is a 10 fish limit on Lake Whitefish and 10 fish limit on Burbot, both with no size restrictions.
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