If your perfect camping trip includes relaxing on the beach, refreshing swims, or floating along a gentle river, check out one of these great waterside campgrounds in Alberta.
Crimson Lake Provincial Park
Crimson Lake Provincial Park is said to have one of the nicest beaches in Alberta, with wide, sandy shores and clean, crystal clear water, making it perfect for swimmers of all ages. It’s also a great spot to paddle or fish. The campsite itself offers 161 sites with power hookups in a peaceful, treed setting.
Aspen Beach Provincial Park
Aspen Beach on Gull Lake is a very popular beach with a sandy, flat shoreline, and shallow waters for swimming and staying cool on a hot summer day. You’ll also find an interconnected trail system, playgrounds, and fishing dock. Stay steps away from the beach at Brewers Campground, where 300 unserviced sites are available for reservations, or at Lakeview Campground, which offers open, pull-through sites perfect for large trailers and RVs. Lakeview has sites with full hookups, powered sites, and unserviced sites, as well as a separate beach, boat launch, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, and shower facilities.
Dinosaur Provincial Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dinosaur Provincial Park is recognized as the richest dinosaur fossil site in the world. When you’re hot and tired from searching for fossils, cool down on the sandy banks of the Red Deer River. You can float or paddle down the river, beginning at the Steveville campground on the west edge of Dinosaur Provincial Park, heading 13 kilometres downstream to the Dinosaur Provincial Park campground.
Writing on Stone Provincial Park
Camp in the Milk River Valley under the shade of the trees at Writing on Stone Provincial Park. The riverside campground features a sunny, sandy beach for relaxing, and the perfect opportunity for floating down the river from one end of the campground to the other. Writing on Stone Campground offers both unserviced and powered options.
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
The beach at the Pigeon Lake Provincial Park is wide, sandy and gently sloped, making it a popular spot to cool down on a hot day. The large campground offers over 250 spacious, forested sites with the option of serviced, powered, or unserviced.
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