Lakeside camping in Alberta

The Canadian Rockies are a no-brainer, but Alberta also offers badlands, Indigenous history, and dinosaur fossils.

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97% (448 reviews)

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12 top lakeside campgrounds in Alberta

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The Secret Sanctuary

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Wetaskiwin, AB
We are passionate about nature and the environment. Living close to off-grid makes this area low in EMF, light and noise pollution. The well water is clean, pure and delicious. We are excited to share this Alberta wilderness with like-minded outdoor-type individuals who enjoy community glamping. There are two beautiful lakes (Battle Lake and Pigeon Lake) within a 10-minute drive that offer boating, fishing, beaches, biking and walking trails. Our property is about 1 hour south of Edmonton, Alberta. We have 2 different listings to choose from. Our Tiny Home Cabin and unique Glamping tents. Come enjoy this tranquil piece of nature with us - we look forward to hosting you!
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Homegrown Campground & Cabins

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents160 acres · Slave Lake, AB
Homegrown Campground and Cabins is nestled on the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake and I offer cozy camping areas with private lakefront views of Dog Island. I currently have 4 camp sites, two of which have decks, and one tiny cabin. The property is also a Bison farm and I have two dogs, Luna and Pyro, who are the campground security managers. They love people and other furry friends! Please note that this campground/farm are my dogs home, and they may wonder over at some point and say hello. Please do not feed them, and use good judgment if you are traveling with dogs of your own. Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated. If my dogs overstay their welcome, or if you simply aren't a dog person, please let me know and I can come retrieve them. Points of interest nearby include: Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, Devonshire Beach. 5-10 minutes away. You can't say you've been to Slave Lake with out saying you've been to Devonshire. Endless amounts of clean white "squeaky" sand and shallow waters perfect for summer beach days. You will never find a rock on the beach or in the water. The southern end of the park consists of sand ridges and blowout dunes behind which are a series of marshes and wetlands. Marten Mountain View Point (Lily Lake Trail). 15 minutes away. By far the best view of the lake that you will ever get! At 1020 meters, Marten Mountain is the highest point of land for hundreds of square kilometers. From the Marten Mountain Viewpoint at its peak, take in a truly breathtaking view of Lesser Slave Lake and its forested slopes, ancient beach ridges, and shifting sand dunes. The view point is also the trail head to get to Lily Lake, a medium difficulty 4 km round trip. The cozy lake is stocked with trout and is an excellent afternoon adventure. Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. 5 minutes away. It is one of Canada's northernmost bird observatories and is one of the only boreal forest bird observatories in the world. Nice walking trails and a great information center with stunning architecture. Gilwood Golf Course. 2 minutes away. Neighboring the property is an 18 hole golf course with a clubhouse and restaurant. Activities nearby include fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, swimming, and so much more! Pets are welcome, campfires are permitted.
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Wheatland Shores Campground

51 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Calgary, AB
Explore the great outdoors with Wheatland Shores Campground. Offering trailer and tent camping options for short or seasonal stays, our picturesque campground is located on Eagle Lake in Southern Alberta. Enjoy fishing, water sports, and kayak rentals in the summer. Then in the winter season enjoy skating on the lake, snowshoeing and access to the lake for ice fishing. Find all your camping essentials at our onsite store. Group sites available. Make memories that last at Wheatland Shores Campground.
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Rough Diamond Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Calgary, AB
Quiet, majestic back to nature spot! This is a place to get away from a busy life. With close proximity to Winchell Lake, this land is ideal for fishing, hiking or simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery. We have 4 campsites available for tent or RV/trailer campers. If you're bringing an RV, we have two power outlets and water available. You will be parking on a field and the site requires levelling. Electricity and firewood are both available for purchase (see extras below). Please add this to your reservation at the time of booking. Campfires are permitted, pets are welcome. Potable water, picnic table, and outhouse are all available. We have cows, goats horses and dogs on the property that generally love people. :) Lots of treed areas for private camping, horseback riding hiking and walking! Bird watching is big around here as we are on a bird migratory path. We are just above Winchell Lake and less than 10 km from Water Valley Golf Course and Saloon.
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Cattle Ranch in the Foothills

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents320 acres · AB
We are a working cattle ranch about 10 minutes drive off of HiWay #1. You’re surrounded by wildlife and outdoor activities just as you step out of the door. We offer lots of privacy. During most of your stay, you will think there’s no one on the ranch but you! We’re close to a golf course, about 40 minutes to Canmore, one hour to Banff, and 40 minutes to Downtown Calgary. Perfect for day trips for activities other than camping. Our cows are tame, but not house pets, especially when they have their calves near by! They’ll be curious, but then go back to munching on grass.
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Hidden Springs Retreat & Guesthouse

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents160 acres · Wetaskiwin County 10, AB
A place of restorative peace and relaxation. Located on 160 acres of rolling parkland east of Winfield, Alberta, Hidden Springs is a place to stay, play, and connect.Whether you’re seeking quiet time by yourself, or space to reconnect with friends and family, the Guesthouse is furnished to make you feel at home. Get cozy in front of the wood stove, spread a personal project out across the dining room table, settle into a puzzle or game, read on the deck, spend a day cooking, or watch the weather roll in across the valley.The Guesthouse is made up of two self-contained suites (upper and lower) connected by exterior stairs. The upper suite features a full kitchen (including stove, fridge, microwave and water cooler), a spacious living room, wood stove, and a large deck overlooking the valley. This suite sleeps up to four guests, with a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen-sized sofa bed in the common space.The lower suite can accommodate up to six people, with two queen-size beds and an additional pullout. It features a kitchenette (including sink, small fridge, microwave, and water cooler.) Its small brick patio offers a serene view of the pond below.WiFi is free and available throughout the guesthouse.
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Aspen Grove

3 sites · Tents20 acres · Red Deer, AB
This area is one of the last remaining natural areas around Sylvan lake. Our family has spent over 120 years as stewards of the land and are excited to share what we have protected. Enjoy Private Tent Camping in a Pristine Aspen Forest with a fire pit. All within 500 feet of Sylvan Lake. This is the perfect place to disconnect yourself from the city! Your fee includes free access to 20 acres of forest, excellent wildlife viewing and unlimited deadfall to use as firewood, if you don't mind some manual labour. My kids cut and split firewood if you would like some waiting at your site when you arrive. We have seasoned and split bundles for $9 and you can pre-purchase them when you complete your checkout. It's like a lemonade stand for them...just more work. ;) A professionally maintained porta-potty is on-site for your comfort. We are pet-friendly! If you enjoy the water, this is an ideal location for Kayaking, Paddleboarding or just lounging on an air mattress. With its picturesque scenery and shallow shoreline, Sylvan Lake is a great place to spend some time. Sylvan Lake's laid back nature and small-town charm are warm and inviting and have all the amenities that you could ask for. We look forward to hosting you!
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Wish You Were Here Eco Village Inc.

2 sites · RVs, Tents146 acres · AB
Have a back to nature experience in this tenting stall with Starlink internet and Free Firewood. Access to our amenities building with bathrooms, laundry and garden market. Only 55 minutes from Edmonton a paved drive down the Yellowhead Highway and steps off Isle Lake. We are by two boat launches just minutes away. There are lots of natural walking trails and we are also right beside Isle Lake Natural area.
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Lakeview Events Glamping Retreat

5 sites · Lodging160 acres · Edmonton, AB
Sitting beside Peanut Lake, guests can explore the 160-acres of pristine landscape. Ideally located between Edmonton and Barrhead, Lakeview Events is nestled inside of a tranquil forest, making it easily accessible yet private and remote. There are five tents located together on site, making it the perfect accommodation for group bookings.
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Go Hard Ranch

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1700 acres · AB
Go Hard Ranch is nestled alongside Chip Lake and is conveniently located only 15 minutes from the Yellowhead Highway near the small Hamlet of Wildwood, Alberta. Our new stylish & adorable cabins and nearby Wash House offer you a luxurious and a unique stay in the heart of our ranch. Our campground has 12 stalls for additional levels of experience for those wishing to camp. Also for those wishing to make it an equestrian adventure we have large outdoor box stalls available for your horses to stay. Overlooking one of Alberta’s largest and underrated lakes, your time at our second-generation ranch will captivate you. Whether you are needing to step outside to experience the stunning views, trails, wildlife or your soul is craving to ride your horse on our trails, the Go Hard Ranch is your perfect go-to oasis. The Ranch is ideal for so many things such as individual getaways, families and other group camping, hosting your next retreat or event! The Ranch offers a venue with just the right taste of the country no matter what reason you have to visit.
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Nature's West

2 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Nordegg, AB
There's no place like Nature's West. You'll have 160 acres all to yourself, and crown land 360 degrees around our property. If you're tired of crowded campsites, this is the place for you! Ideally located in the idyllic Clearwater County you are only minutes away from Crimson Lake and Wilderness Village. Beyond that, day trips to Nordegg or Lake Abraham will ensure you never run out of things to do here. ATV'ing, hiking, biking, equestrian, all welcome!
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BereLee Stable Buffalo Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · Bonnyville No. 87, AB
Learn more about this land:We live in Paradise and want to share it! We are a Buffalo Ranch near Cold Lake Alberta, located at the end of the runway near CFB cold Lake!Like Planes? We have an airshow almost daily! We raise Woods and Plains Buffalo, May /June is when you see the new additions to our herd.We have a fantastic fishing lake (Hilda) across the road from the property, with an amazing sandy beach, a shallow entrance for kids and loads of berries to pick (Saskatoons and Blueberries). You can also access Crane lake to the west in 10 min and Ethel Lake to the east in 5 min.On the property is a gated area to pull in for tenting and trailers that includes a fire pit (no services).  We are located 20 min from Cold Lake, AB. The lake straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and has a water area of 373 km². It is also one of the deepest lakes in Alberta with a maximum depth of 99.1 m. It has around 24 known species of fish in it.We would love to share with you our beautiful forest, pastures, lakes and Alberta sky.
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Lakeside camping in Alberta guide

Overview

Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in Canada. If you're looking for a lakeside getaway in Alberta, you're in luck. With over 179 options available, you're sure to find the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the lakes in Alberta. Whether you're looking for a spot to pitch your tent or prefer a cozy cabin, we've got you covered. Some of our top campsites include The Secret Sanctuary (56 reviews), Aspen Grove (37 reviews), and Homegrown Campground & Cabins (31 reviews). With popular facilities like rubbish disposal, potable water, and showers, you can count on a comfortable camping experience. And if you're up for some adventure, you'll love the variety of activities available, including paddling, wind sports, and biking. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in Alberta's stunning lakeside locations.

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