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June 11, 2020: The 50 per cent capacity limit for provincial campgrounds is also being lifted as of Friday June 12, 2020. Over the coming days, the online reservation system will be updated and sites will come online in phases. By July 1, all camping sites will be open for reservations. First-come, first-served sites may open sooner. Information on additional sites will be added to when they become available.

June 9, 2020: Spring Lake Campground (near Hythe) has delayed its opening. It was anticipated for June 12th but due to not having a caretaker for the campground, the campground cannot open til the position is filled.

June 8, 2020 Swan Lake, Alberta is now open. When using boat launches ensure physical distancing at all time, and fishing off public docs is prohibited, washrooms will be locked along with filleting shacks or tables.



SASKATOON PROVINCIAL PARK: Open June 1 to Sept 28, No service sites $30/ power $38, $12 reservation fee. (Note: if you stay only 1 night it will cost you $50. $38 plus $12 fee.)

MOONSHINE LAKE: Open June 1 to Sept 28, Power sites $35, $12 reservation fee.

DUNVEGAN PROVINCIAL PARK: Open June 1-Sept 8, Power sites $35, $12 reservation fee.

WINAGAMI LAKE: Open June 1 to Sept 8. . No services $27, power $35, $12 reservation fee.

HILLIARD’S BAY CAMPGROUND: Open June 1 to Sept 8. No service $27, Power $35, $12 reservation fee.


QUEEN ELIZABETH PROVINCIAL PARK: Open June 1 to Sept 8. $27 no service, $35 Power, 1st come first served.

MUSREAU LAKE: Open June 1 to Sept 8, No service sites $27, 1st come first served.

FIGURE 8 LAKE: Open June 1 to Oct 13, $27 no service, 1st come first served.

TWO LAKES RECREATION AREA: (Gunderson Meadows, Moberly Flats, Pine Hollow) Open June 1 to Oct 10, No service $20, 1st come first served.
(Rates from the Alberta Parks website)

There are a number of Provincial Parks affected in 2020 as part of the Alberta budget cuts. Some of the parks will be closed completely while some will be accessible but without any services.

CAMPGROUNDS CLOSING in the Peace Country: Twin Lakes Provincial Recreation Area (65 km north of Manning) along with Stoney lake Provincial Recreation Area (20km north of Hines Creek), Running Lake Provincial Recreation Area near Worsley, and Sulphur Lake Provincial Recreation Area (30km northeast of Hines Creek)

in the Peace Country: Notikiwin Provincial Park (37 km north of Manning)

MORE CHANGES in 2020: 164 Parks are to be handed over to third parties to manage and those in the Peace Country include, Peace River Provincial Recreation Area, Rainbow Lake Provincial Recreation Area, Simonette River Provincial Recreation Area, Williamson Provincial Park, O'Brien Provincial Park, Kakwa River Provincial Recreation Area, Shutter Flats Provincial Recreation Area.
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 assed to determine if it can be brought back to codes.

Spring Lake Campground RE-OPENED: The Spring Lake Campground has re-opened effective August 28th, 2019. The Saddle Hills County has purchased the campground and will now be responsible for it. Spring Lake is 27 km north of Hythe, AB. Spring Lake Campground.
MOONSHINE LAKE UPDATE: 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. features 30 Major Parks with Info, Photos and Local Videos

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