The best camping near Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park adventure.

You'll find sandy beaches, a bird observatory, and dense forests in this North Central Alberta park.  

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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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Minimalist Utopia

5 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · Kinuso, AB
Learn more about this land:The campsite is very close to the town of Kinuso with all amenities nearby. The propertyis raw land, undeveloped but would provide better privacy than most campsites. Short drive to Spruce point marina and launch.
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Off Road Country Camping

20 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Peace River, AB
Located West of Joussard, just off the South West Shore of Lesser Slave Lake, right along Highway 2. $20/night per camper unit or $10/night per tent. Large spots, open farm-ish land not perfectly level, yet fairly flat land and it comes with plenty of peace & privacy. Generators, ATVs, 420 & music are all welcome. No water, power or firewood is available on site. All basic services are available in Joussard, including laundry, Campground washrooms, dump stations, water tank and jug fill up, gas station w/diesel, convenience stores, playgrounds, firewood for sale, a harbour and "Alberta's Largest Marina" plus forests, backroads and open woods and a little sand for you to enjoy a walk, bike ride or quad through. All other amenities and activities are 15-30 minutes away including grocery stores, liquor stores, smoke shops, restaurants, auto shops, provincial parks, etc.  Convenience meets country here. Feel free to ask any questions about the land or area! Call or text 780 291 0085
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The best camping near Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park guide



About 15 minutes from the town of Slave Lake, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park sits right on the shores of the lake for which it is named. Campers have two options for overnighting inside the park, both open between May and October: Marten River Campground and Devonshire Short-Stay Campground. Marten River is the primary option, offering over 100 campsites (some powered and others lakeside), plus an amphitheater, playground, showers, and flush toilets. Meanwhile, Devonshire is exclusively for self-sufficient RV campers, featuring paved pull-through RV sites near the 1.5-kilometre Devonshire Beach, but no toilets or cooking facilities.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. The Devonshire Short-Stay Campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This spot isn’t quite as picturesque as Marten River, but it is a nice spot to make camp and enjoy the nearby beach, conservation centre, and trails.
  2. Marten River Campground is fully reservable with reservations opening with Alberta Parks up to 90 days in advance of any arrival date.
  3. At Marten River Campground, the following campsites have no fire pit: A-12, B-7, B-31, C-26, and D-6.
  4. Make sure to reserve your spot as soon as you know when you are travelling for the best chance at snagging your first choice.

When to go

With a short summer season (camping is available only between May and October), warm-weather weekends can get busy, particularly during holidays.

Know before you go

  • We recommend making time to visit the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory while in the park.
  • There is no boat launch in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. Campers can use the municipal boat launch on the Lesser Slave River.
  • Marten River features one wheelchair-accessible campsite: A-21. If you require disability access, make sure to book as soon as the window opens.
  • A Sandrider wheelchair is available for borrow from the Marten River Campground. It can be used at the Marten River beach and the wheelchair-accessible viewing platform at Devonshire Beach.

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