Camping near Edson

Find affordable camping in the forest or near the water just east of the Rockies.

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The Woods Experience

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Yellowhead County, AB
The Woods Experience is located on 80 acres of land surrounded by stunning boreal forest only 1.5 hours west of Edmonton, AB. Here you will find the world goes quiet enough to be present in nature. Enjoy our farm animals, group firepit area, Wilderness Spa, trails, and wildlife. On site you will find Native Wild Trading post - a 1800s styled Indigenous store featuring local artisans goods and services. The Woods Experience is known for our focus on community, sustainability, and preserving Indigenous Culture through education and experience. Stay with us and have your own individual experience, or join us in one of our many classes and experiences - reach out to learn more. Additional things to do: -Pembina River Float (20 minutes) -Whitecourt Rotary Park (40 minutes)
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Athabasca RV Hideaway

1 site · RV5 acres · Hinton, AB
Camp amongst the trembling aspen trees on our 5 acre property, just a few minutes east of Hinton, Alberta. Hiking and mountain biking opportunities abound! Nearby Jasper National Park makes an excellent day trip. For history buffs, our property is located between two former transportation corridors: the original Trans Canada highway and the Canadian Northern Railway. Explorer David Thompson led his expedition through this area in the 19th century. Coal mining history surrounds our town and county- many days can be spend exploring the ghosts of the Alberta Coal Branch! This site includes a fire ring, picnic table and a 15A electric hookup.
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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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Ural Farms

3 sites · Lodging, Tents150 acres · Edson, AB
Nestled on the south slope of a hill, our property boasts breathtaking views of Woodlands County. We're fortunate to offer 40 acres of working farmland and 80 acres of forest for you to explore. The forest is crisscrossed by several creeks, with underground springs occasionally bubbling to the surface. You'll have plenty of opportunities to forage for wild raspberries, bunchberries, and other nature's delicacies. Keep your eyes and ears open to catch glimpses of the area's diverse wildlife, including deer, grouse, owls, moose, and more. Surrounding the property are working farms, adding to the authentic rural ambiance. You might hear cows grazing in the morning and evening, or farm dogs barking from a distance, but we believe that's part of the charm of the area. One of the best things about our property is that there is no cell reception, allowing you to fully disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and appreciate the tranquillity of rural Alberta.
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The Ranch

6 sites · RVs88 acres · Edson, AB
Learn more about this land:Welcome to The Ranch! Van and truck campers, RVs, and trailers are all welcome.The campsites require levelling and can accommodate vehicles up to 49ft in length. Electrical and water hookups are available.Surrounded by beautiful horses and trees. Activities nearby include wildlife watching, horseback riding, biking, off-roading, and more.McLeod lake (Carson Lake) day use is a short drive. McLeod river is also close by which is great for tubing or rafting. Campfires permitted, pets welcome.
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Rocking T Farms

3 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Wildwood, AB
We came here with the dream of a regenerative farm, producing food in a healthy, symbiotic way. Luckily for us, the property hasn't had much done with it in the last few years and the rustic, wild charm had us enwrapped from the start. It is a an open slate, lost dreams and hopes with a chance of them finally coming true. Bring your tent or camper and come hideout on 160 acres 1.5h west of Edmonton. The campground is nestled into tall spruce trees and will let you escape the world for a few days. A garden will provide you with your very own vegetables depending on the season. But beware, you might have to share the trails and gardens with Mrs. Moose and the odd deer. The property is flooded with wild raspberries, feel free to indulge until it hurts. Go for walks over the fields, on trails through the bush, or come for a visit to the farmyard a few minutes away from the campsite. During the warmer months, we rotationally graze our horses, sheep, goats and pigs so you might encounter them in the back fields as well. There is no power at the campsite and only limited service, enjoy it!
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Camping near Edson guide

Overview

Roughly halfway between the provincial capital of Edmonton and Jasper National Park on the Yellowhead Highway is the town of Edson. It has pretty, family-friendly parks and a system of walking trails throughout the community, plus all the amenities you would expect in a prairie town. Several lakes and rivers are in the region, if you fancy something close to the water, plus RV lots, glamping options, and quiet woodland retreats.

Where to go

Parkland County

To the east of Edson is Parkland County and Pembina River Provincial Park. The public campground there has both serviced and unserviced sites, with access to the river for fishing and tubing. There are also tiny homes, glamping and private Hipcamp sites to pitch your tent scattered throughout the county.

Hinton Region

Following the Yellowhead Highway west for a little less than an hour brings you to the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains and the town of Hinton. It’s a great spot for mountain bikers and rock climbers, plus there are nice trails for horseback riding, all-terrain vehicles, and hiking. Stay in a cozy log cabin, bring your RV, or find a spot to tent in the foothills.

Jasper National Park

Jasper is a popular year round destination. It has several campgrounds with varying degrees of service. Whistlers Campground is by far the largest, at 781 sites. From there it goes all the way to rustic backcountry where you can hike in and chances of even hearing other campers are low. Over the summer months reservations are booked months in advance and first come first serve sites fill up quickly.

When to go

Summers in Edson are the best time to visit. Campgrounds are generally closed in the winter (end of September until mid-May.) Combine the high elevation of Edson with its northern latitude and you get cold winters with lots of snow. That’s good news for snowshoers and Nordic skiers, but if you are looking to camp, you are better off to keep to May through September, and even then, be prepared for evenings that may be chilly.

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