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Get Set for a Summer of Fun

Camping is a favourite activity enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, get away from the daily grind, 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 satisfy any outdoor enthusiast.

Camping Destinations in the Lesser Slave River Region

Canyon Creek Campground & Harbour
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Our campground is comprised of three distinct waterfront locations; each offering different experiences, but all having the same access to amenities and activities.

The main campground near the harbor offers powered and non-powered options for either tents or trailers. This campground features showers, bathrooms, boat launching/mooring, and a convenience store.

Just a short walk up the road to the west awaits a more rustic and heavily-treed experience with non-powered sites available for tents or trailers. Group camping sites are adjacent to the non-powered campground are the group camping sites.!

Chain Lakes Provincial Park
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Chain Lakes Provincial Park is located in a region that is often extremely dry. For this reason, only communal fire pits are provided in the park's campground. Communal fire pits may be used only during appropriate weather conditions (firewood is supplied at no extra cost).

Propane fire pits are not permitted.

Propane and gas cooking equipment is permitted, and charcoal briquette barbeques are allowed when there are no fire bans in place.

Cross Lake Provincial Park
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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.

Devonshire Beach Short-Stay Campground
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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 Provincial Recreation Area
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Beautiful in its boreal forest setting, Fawcett Lake Provincial Recreation Area was the site of a 1940s camp where German POWs worked with a lumber operation. Vestiges of this era can still be seen on the lakeshore today. The Fawcett Lake Campground provides basic facilities for campers who aren’t looking for frills. Pit toilets, pump water, and fire pits are provided.

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.

Fawcett Lake Resort
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Fawcett Lake Resort is a seasonal campground with about 200 families who call it their summer home. It has been a favourite 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.

Lawrence Lake Provincial Recreation Area
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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 | Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
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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.

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