CAMPING & FISHING
There are a number of Campgrounds near the City of Grande Prairie where you can stay overnight. Some are within the City or Town while others are situated by Rivers or Lakes. There are many Rules and Regulations when it comes to Camping and Fishing which are outlined below. If you are looking for some Fishing Holes, some are posted on this page as well.


CAMPGROUND REPORT - Grande Prairie & Area CLICK HERE

Campgrounds in and near the City of Grande Prairie:


NORTH OF GRANDE PRAIRIE:
Bear Lake - Located northwest of Clairmont just west of Highway 2. Has small beach, boat launch, bathrooms and campground with 15 sites.

Sexsmith - Heritage Park Campground Located on the south entrance to Sexsmith. 30 paved parking sites, power & water, 30Amp, wifi, picnic tables, showers, sanitary dumping station, 9 hole mini golf course, trout fishing pond, and children's playground. Book online: www.campreservations.ca. Town office: 789-568-3681.

Rycroft - NARDAM Campground, west edge of Rycroft on Highway 49. 16 camp stalls, campstoves, playground. No reservations. MD of Spirit River: 780-864-3500.

Spirit River - Chepi-sepe Municipal Park. Full hook-up stalls available. Located on the east end of town along Highway 49. No reservations. 780-981-6686.

Moonshine Lake Provincial Park - Located 27 km west and 7 km north of Spirit River, Alberta, on Highway 49 Some sites have electricity. Swimming, fishing. Only electric motors allowed. Book online. 780-538-5350.

Dunvegan Provincial Park - Located 90 km north of Grande Prairie on Highway 2. Sixty-seven campsites some with power. See Historical buildings situated along the Peace River. Book online. 780-538-5350.

Campgrounds near the City of Grande Prairie:

WEST OF GRANDE PRAIRIE:

Bear Lake Campground -
23 km northwest of Grande Prairie. 3km north of Clairmont then west to Twp Road 730. 19 campsites, no services. Boat launch is for small hand-launched watercraft only. 780-567-4105.

Saskatoon Island Provincial Park
- 21km west of Grande Prairie and 4km north. 103 campsites including 55 with electrical hook-ups. Beach. Boat launch is for small hand-launched watercraft only. Reservations: 780-538-5350.

Pipestone Creek Park- 17km south of Wembley. 96 campsites (35 with power) on the banks of the Wapiti River. Horseshoes, ball diamond, playground, hiking, group camping, showers. 780-766-2391.

Beaverlodge Pioneer Campground located in Beaverlodge. 29 sites with 10 sites that offer full service and power hook-ups.15 and 30 Amp. Sani-dump. 780-354-2201.

Hommy Park - 8 km northwest of Beaverlodge just off Highway 43 (Township Rd 725). 23 powered sites, group camping, tap water, playground, trails, ball diamond, firepits. 780-354-8039.

Hythe Municipal Campground
- Located on west side of Hythe . 10 full service sites, 10 other sites. (15-30Amp) Water, electricity, showers, flush toilets, two shelters, fire pits, sani-dump (fee for non campers) . Village office: 780-356-3888.

Hythe - Stoan's Oasis RV Site, 9908 - 98 Ave, Hythe. 30 full service ull-thru sites. Free wifi, showers, open year round. 780-830-9684.

Spring Lake - West of Grande Prairie and 30 minutes north of Hythe. Very remote. Only electric motors allowed. 44 stalls. 20 day use sites, beach and swim area, hiking trails around the lake, 2 horseshoe pits. No services.

Demmitt Park - Located near the BC border on Highway 43. Overnight camping with 15 unserviced sites. Shelter with wood stove, fire pits, outdoor toilets. Rerservations: 780-897-6764.

EAST OF GRANDE PRAIRIE:
Kleskun Hills Park - Day use and overnight camp area. Located 20 km east of Grande Prairie, Alberta on Highway 43, then north 3 km on Range Road 41, and west 1 km. 9 unserviced sites, tap water, washroom facilities, and playground. Located next to the Kleskun Hilll Natural Area and Historical Village Museum. 780-567-3685.

Old Bezanson Townsite Campground- 10km southeast of Highway 43, is a day use area, no services. No longer individual over night camping. Group overnight camping by reservation only. 780-518-2591

Swan Lake Recreation Area, Alberta - 72 km east of Grande Prairie, this campground is very rustic with no services and only a handful of designated camping sites. (others park in the bush) Better known for its fishing than camping.

Sturgeon Lake - Young's Point and Williamson Provincial Parks - Located 17 km west of Valleyview. Williamson Provincial Park (67 sites) is located on the south side of the lake while Young's Point (124 sites) and Big Horn Campsites (35 sites) are on the norths side of the lake. Book on-line. 780-538-5350.

Valleyview - Sherk's RV Park. 1 km west of Valleyview. Full hookup to all stalls, 42 back-in and 14 pull-through sites, laundry facilities, showers, RV wash bay, playground, walking trail, tenting area. 780-524-4949.

Valleyview - Located on 50th street north, there are 12 camping spots with water and power hook up. Town of Valleyview 780-524-5150.

SOUTH OF GRANDE PRAIRIE:
Musreau Lake - 80 kilometres south of Grande Prairie on highway 40, very remote. No services. 67 campsites. Camping, boating, waterskiing, and swimming. Park Information780-538-5350.




WATERCRAFT REGULATIONS
As of September 15, 2002 all operators of watercraft under 4 m in length must have Proof of Competency (license) .
Effective April 1, 2004 fishermen are required to go barbless in Alberta. This is an effort to decrease the mortality of hooked fish.
September 15, 2009 all operators of a power driven Recreation Boat must have an Operator Card. This regulation also applies to sailboats equipped with an engine. To obtain a license, a test will have to be written. More information can be obtained from your local licensing centre (same place where you re-new your auto license)

FINE FOR NO BOAT OPERATOR LICENCE: $250.

ALBERTA FISHERY REGULATIONS - OFFENCES AND FINES:
Fishing without a licence - $100
Failing to carry a licence - $50
Failing to stop for inspection - $270
Catching and retain more than daily quota - $200 plus $50 for each fish in excess of quota
Angling with more than 3 hooks one a line - $50
Fishing with more than one line in open water $100
Being more than than 30 metres from any line in water - $50
Failing to release unauthorized fish immediately or in a manner that causes lease harm - $100

Special Note: 60% of all boating deaths are related to alcohol.



CAMPGROUND FINES: (2005)
Not leaving campground clean and tidy - $150 fine. Making too much noise, too loud - $250 fine. Setting off fireworks in park/recreation area - $250 fine. Feeding wildlife in a park/ recreation area - $250 fine. Failing to use waste receptacles for garbage - $150 fine. Taking firewood home for personal use - $250 fine. Letting dogs and cats loose without leash - $100 fine. Lighting fire not in designated firepit - $250 fine. Not extinguishing fire before leaving - $250 fine. Camping without paying - $100 fine. Failing to register in the specified time - $100 fine. Visitor parking after 11pm - $100 fine.


QUADDING-SNOW MOBILE FINES (2016)
In Grande Prairie fines are being given out ($200) to anyone riding an off-highway vehicle on public property within the city limits which include roads, sidewalks, pathways, or parks.

NEW OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE HELMET LAW
(May 2021) CSA compliant helmets must be worn operating quads/ATV's, dirt bikes , motorcycles, mini-bikes and other 2-wheel vehicles. Also Snowmobiles and snow bikes. Fines for not wearing a a helmet is $155 and fine for wearing a helmet that is not CSA compliant is $93 (2017) There are some exceptions of the Helmet Law: when using the unit on your own property plus a few others. Check with Alberta Transportation for the list.

In the County of Grande Prairie (2021) Fail to wear safety helmet is a $200 fine, operate or park OHV where prohibited by sign is $300 fine, operated OHV between 11pm and 8am is $100 fine.


NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country

STAY OVERNIGHT - Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie Rotary Campground - located within the city limits, on the banks of Bear Creek on 108 Street, Grande Prairie. 21 full service sites (30Amp), 16 power & water pull through sites (50Amp), 20 power & water back in sites (30Amp), 4 power & water back in sites (50 Amp). Free Internet, showers, playground laundry, dumping station. 780-532-1137. e-mail:gprotarycampground@telus.net.

Bear Paw Par 3 Golf Course and Campground - Features 43 RV Sites. Within the City limits, south end of Grande Prairie, 6325 – 100 Street. BEAR PAW CAMPGROUND: 15 sites with 30 amp power and water hookups. NINE OF DIAMONDS CAMPGROUND: 20 RV Sites with 20 Amp and power & water hookups. WILDERNESS CAMPGROUND: 8 sites ( 1double site) no services. Shower & bathrooms, two sani-dump stations. 780-402-8777. e-mail: BearPawGolfand RV@gonitehawk.com.

C
amp Tamarack RV Park - only a few kilometers south of Grande Prairie on Highway 40. 87 sites, 51 pull-thrus, 50-30-15 amp, 20 back in sites with power and water, 9 back in sites with power, water and sewer, 7 back in sites with no services. Campground offers picnic tables and fire pits, firewood available, free wifi, showers & washrooms, laundry, sani-dump station, propane sales, convenience store, playground, RV Storage. Satellite/cable hookups, convenient store. 780-532-9998. e-mail: reservations@camptamarackrv.com.

McGovern's RV & Marine Campground - at Evergreen Park, a few km south of Grande Prairie on Resources Road. 80 sites with power, water & sewer (30 amp), playground, showers, laundry, free wifi. 780-933-1464. www.evergreenpark.ca/facilities/campground

Country Roads RV Park - a few km north-west of Grande Prairie nestled in the Bear Creek Valley. Access park off 116 st at 162 Avenue - TWP 722 west (check their website for map). All sites fully serviced (15, 30 & 50amp), free wifi, showers and bathrooms, laundry, gift shop. 780-532-6323. http://www.countryroadsrvpark.com

Wilderness RV Park at Nitehawk - 16 km south of Grande Prairie along the banks of the Wapiti River. 58 fully serviced Sites (long term only), 50 power & water sites. Over 20 overflow sites with power. Showers, bathrooms and laundry, free wifi. Group camping area. Open year round. 780-532-6637.https://gonitehawk.com/camping/year-round-rving

Happy Trails Campground & Cabins - located northwest of Grande Prairie, west of the corner of Highway 43 and 43X, 64001A TWP 722. Over 240 Full Service Sites with 30 amp and 50 amp service. Showers, washrooms, laundry, propane, free Internet access, fire wood, RV Storage, General Store, Cabin rentals available. Paved roads. Open year round. 780-814-6919. http://htcampground.com
DAY-USE AREAS - Near Grande Prairie
Muskoseepi Park. Located in the centre of Grande Prairie features the Bear Creek, Centennial Park, Park Pavilion, Amphitheatre and the Pioneer Museum. Also enjoy the trout pond, lawn bowling green, mini golf and picnic area and 15 km of paved hiking/biking trails.

O'Brien Provincial Park - located 11km south of Grande Prairie on the banks of the Wapiti River. Equipped with picnic tables and toilets, with large park. No overnight camping. Summer hiking trails and cross country ski trails in the winter.

ALBERTA FISHING REGULATIONS
Regulations for Alberta in effect April 1, 2022 until March 31st 2023.
2022 License Fees: 16-64yrs old, AB residents $28, non-Canadian residents $60. Under 16 or 65 years and over, no license required for AB residents. Annual license 65 and over for non-resident $60.


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.

FISHING HOLES:
There are a lot of opportunities to fish in the Peace Country. The most common fish caught in the Peace Country Lakes are Northern Pike, Walleye and also Trout. Here are just some Fishing Holes.

EAST DOLLAR LAKE: north of Valleyview on Highway 49 - Rainbow Trout.
GROVEDALE POND: south of Grovedale - Rainbow Trout.
KAKUT POND: East of Woking, Rainbow Trout and Perch.
MOONSHINE LAKE: West of Spirit River, Rainbow Trout.
MUSKOSEEPI PARK: Centre of Grande Prairie, stocked with Rainbow Trout.
SNIPE LAKE: East of Valleyview, Pike to 15 lbs and Walleye up to 5 lbs.
SPRING LAKE: West of Grande Prairie. Located 26km north of Hythe. Rainbows to 8lbs.
STURGEON LAKE: East of Grande Prairie on Highway 34. 19km east of Valleyview. Pike to 30lbs and Walleye to 5lbs. Perch to 2lbs and Whitefish to 4lbs.
TORRENS RIVER: South of Two Lakes, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout above the falls.
TWO LAKES: 128km south and west of Grande Prairie. North Lake catch Rainbow and Brookies while the South Lake catch Rainbows. Stocked annually.

ALBERTA TROUT POSSESSION
Maximum possession of Trout for 2022-2023 remains at 5, with no size limit.

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