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Camping is a favourite activity enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, get away from civilization, and enjoy nature on a relaxing trip. From full service lakefront campsites to backcountry campsites, the region boasts a large number of camping facilities to suit any outdoor enthusiast. There are 12 campgrounds in the area with over 900 sites to serve a diverse range of campers. Choose lake-front lots with prime viewing for dramatic summer sunsets or, if you are an early bird, sunrises. For the more adventurous, choose a site close to the plethora of trail systems that run throughout the area.

Campground sites range from full service, powered, and unpowered, with options for tenting, campers, and RVs. For families looking to have the convenience and lifestyle of an annual site, there are long-term rentals available—a great way for families to make the most of summer without having to pack up every weekend. There are also cabins rentals and various B&B’s in the region for those looking for a retreat without the tent or camper.

If you see campers, quadders or hikers behaving badly on Crown land, please report the infractions to fish and wildlife officers by calling the Province of Alberta's Tattle Line at 1.800.642.3800.

Camping Destinations

Cross Lake Provincial Park is located on Steele Lake, less than two hours drive north of Edmonton. Just over 2,000 hectares, the park surrounds the lake, ensuring that the entire shore and adjacent wetlands are protected. Visitors can enjoy the sandy beach, swimming area, boating and a network of scenic forest trails.

Trails in the park range from an easy 1 km to a moderate 6.5 km. They transport you through mixed wood forests and wetlands to numerous wildlife and bird viewing areas. A rustic backcountry campground at George’s Point has seven sites for the more adventurous. This hike-in or boat-accessible camping place, on a secluded point, has a small dock and an outdoor toilet.

Campsite reservations: 1.877.537.2757 or online at
General Provincial Park Information: 1.866.427.3582 | 780.427.3582 or online at

In 2016, Alberta Environment and Parks has moved forward with converting the parking lot at Devonshire Beach into a small campground. The 100-unit parking lot, located at the south end of Devonshire Beach, was originally built for use by beach visitors. However, the parking lot is under-utilized as visitors prefer to park along the beach road where access is shorter and easier.

The campground contains 13 pull-through sites to accommodate large RV units. Toilet facilities are on site, but otherwise the campground is unserviced. A loop at the north end of the parking lot for about 20 vehicles has been left for day use parking. The campground is operated on first-come, first-served basis.

Fawcett Lake Resort is a seasonal campground with about 200 families who call it their summer home. It has been a favorite spot to camp and fish for more than 75 years. It is located in the beauty of true natural Alberta bush and the sunset itself is worth the drive. While at the Resort, there is plenty of opportunity for being at the beach, playing in the water and getting muddy with the quads or mountain bikes.

Fawcett Lake is best known for Walleye fishing. It is also known for its Northern Pike and Yellow Perch. The lake is about 10 miles long and 2 miles wide. It has 4 islands and is connected to 3 rivers and several streams. Motorboats are allowed on the lake at all times. Summer fishing is closed in the eastern half of the lake until July 1 each year to protect the spawning season. The entire lake is then open to fishing for the rest of the year.

Campsite reservations: 780.829.2357 or online at the Fawcett Lake Resort website
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Lawrence Lake Provincial Recreation Area Features Include:
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Boat Launch
  • Canoeing Allowed
  • Day-Use Area
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Please Note: Water is available from a hand pump at this site. Although Alberta Parks strives to maintain water quality, we recommend that you bring your own drinking water.

Marten River Campground, located at the north end of the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, is equipped with both power and non-power campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, and a sewage disposal station. The campground’s native trees and shrubs provide lots of privacy.

Marten River also provides beautiful group use areas which are ideal for family reunions and other special events; available by reservation only. Please call 1.877.537.2757 or reserve online at

Single stalls are available for $20.00 per night per unit. Tents are available for $10.00 per night per tent (or FREE if it is for children).

There is a Group Camp Area available upon reservation. Must be reserved to use.

The regular weekend rate is $200.00 (unlimited number of units). The long weekend rate is $300.00 (unlimited number of units).

The Canyon Creek Harbour and Campground is located 25Km West of the town of Slave Lake, AB on Highway #2 in the town of Canyon Creek, AB. The campground is equipped with both powered and none powered sites and it is open from May 15 to Sept 15. Phone: 780.369.3660.

The Sak Ata Wahk RV Park and Campground is located at Lesser Slave Lake, on the north bank of the Lesser Slave River, within a short driving distance of boat launches or the beach. Visitors can enjoy Sak Ata Wahk's peaceful isolation or the abundance of nearby regional sporting and recreational activities while staying within two and a half miles of all the Town of Slave Lake's urban amenities. Sites are large and treed to provide the utmost privacy. River and pond sites are ideal for fishing from shore or mooring your boat while enjoying other water activities.

Please call 780.849.1718 or reserve online at the Sak Ata Wahk website.

For more information about recreational activities in and around Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, visit the Government of Alberta’s Tourism, Parks, and Recreation website by clicking here.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo is held on Labour Day weekend and showcases the rodeo, chariot racing and calf roping, with a large dance and open festival. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

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Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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