Hipcamp host Denika P.,
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Camp within the mature tall trees in a peaceful forest oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No traffic noise, city lights, or chemical pollution.  Campsites are far away from permanent local residents in the area.  Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Take a short hike along our fairy-forest solar lighted walking trail across a meandering stream to our co

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Camp within the mature tall trees in a peaceful forest oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No traffic noise, city lights, or chemical pollution.  Campsites are far away from permanent local residents in the area.  Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Take a short hike along our fairy-forest solar lighted walking trail across a meandering stream to our communal campfire and games area.  There are three compost toilets on site and 2 potable water wash stations. Playground close to communal fire pit and compost toilets. Visit our 5 friendly llamas and don't forget to get your selfie! Hike, bike or visit the beach at Pigeon Lake provincial park just 10 minutes north of here. Or visit Battle Lake, only 7 minutes south of the property where you can enjoy boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming & fishing. Free day-use boat launch at Battle Lake Park. Come enjoy this tranquil piece of nature with us.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
4WD Recommended
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Playground available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Denika a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Paddle Boards

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Guided Tour of Mount Butte

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Guided Nature Walk

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Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood!

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Breakfast in lodge

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Crossover bike rental for 4 hours

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain bike along the gravel roads or at Pigeon Lake campground just 10 minute drive from here.

Boating

Sail, canoe, kayak, paddle board or motor boat at Battle Lake 10 minutes from here. Boat Launch & dock at Battle Lake campground

Fishing

Fish off the dock or shore at Battle Lake

Paddling

Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddle board and enjoy a day at Battle Lake only 10 minute drive from the camping area.

Snow sports

Cross country skiing at Pigeon Lake provincial park only 10 minute drive from the property

Swimming

Beaches and swimming available at Battle Lake and Pigeon Lake, 10 minutes from the property

Wildlife watching

Enjoy watching the numerous birds the live in the forest.

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Secret Sanctuary in Alberta.

Beach

The closest beach is on Battle Lake only 10 minutes drive from the property. It warms up by late June.

Forest

Campsites are in the middle of a healthy boreal forest of mature spruce & popular trees on protected watershed land with a smal...Read more

Lake

There is a small spring fed lake called Battle Lake that is only 10 minute drive from the property.

Swimming hole

Fresh water swimming at Battle Lake beach campground

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Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 23rd, 2022

The secret Sanctuary is an ideal setting for a peaceful retreat into nature. The land is well cared for with plenty of trees and space to provide privacy.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 19th, 2022

It was a beautiful area to be out in. It was peaceful and nice to be in nature. We loved the lamas and the host was amazing with communication and answering any questions. Definitely a gem of a spot and will definitely be coming back in the future!

Hipcamper Denika
Response from Denika, the Host, on June 21st, 2022

Thank you for coming and staying with us Anna. It was a pleasure meeting you and would love to have you back.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 5th, 2022

The area, the energy, and host, the lamas...fantastic! The camp areas are spacious and surrounded by mature beautiful trees, and the outhouse was clean and well maintained. Denika was welcoming and friendly and quick to respond on the app. It was our first Hipcamp experience and we will definitely visit her place again!

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Hipcamper Denika
Response from Denika, the Host, on June 8th, 2022

We loved having you visit. Look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper Sandra
Sandra E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 3rd, 2022

What a peaceful and beautiful setting. The quiet pace of the nearby Llamas adds to the ambiance. I was looking for the perfect place to recharge and found it. I will be back again soon!

Lots of natural brush and flowers to enjoy.Beautiful trees provide plenty of privacy.
Hipcamper trevor

The perfect weekend getaway

Trevor H.
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(Site 1)
May 24th, 2022

It was one of the most spectacular campgrounds i have stayed at for a lot of years. Beautiful views, nice natural open clearings perfect for pets to run around and play in. Close enough to town incase you need to pop in for something you forgot, but just far enough away that you don't get any traffic noise to ruin the calming serenity you are surrounded by. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating, which is just as important as the campground itself. Will definitely be returning for future adventures and I would highly recommend it to anyone that has never been to pay it a visit.

Hipcamper Denika
Response from Denika, the Host, on May 28th, 2022

So happy to hear you had such a lovely time visiting our property. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Until next time!

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Hipcamper Michelle

Definitely a gem to visit!

Michelle D.
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(Site 3)
May 22nd, 2022

We loved our stay at the Secret Sanctuary. ❤️ Denika and her family have done an amazing job creating private spots to nestle in the trees while still enjoying the full beauty of their property. Very tidy and well maintained! Host was responsive and welcoming. Easy to communicate with and gave us privacy while we were there. A definitely gem to enjoy. We highly recommend checking it out.

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Hipcamper Denika
Response from Denika, the Host, on May 25th, 2022

Thank you so much Michelle. It was a pleasure meeting you both and have you stay with us. Would love to have you back anytime.

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Hipcamper Bridget

Fun time !

Bridget W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 21st, 2022

The property is lovely, lots of space to enjoy our time and such a peaceful setting. The lamas are fun! Denika, her family and pup were all so welcoming. We will likely return for more camping in the future :)

Meeting the lamasOur dogs back from a walk in the woods. Quick nap by the fire. Exhausted from a day of play lol
Hipcamper Denika
Response from Denika, the Host, on May 24th, 2022

It was so lovely meeting you both this past weekend. We absolutely would love to have you back to visit. :)

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Hipcamper Cassidy
Cassidy C.
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(Site 3)
September 14th, 2021

I will never forget my stay here! Oh boy where to start... Nick and Denika were so kind and accommodating, and gave us great direction and suggestions from the moment we got here. Though at the same time they gave us enough space for us to do our own thing and enjoy our trip amongst ourselves. Their animals were so cute and we got to spend a lot of time around them, and it was really cool getting to know the Llamas. The area was so well kept and beautiful, we will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Arbhee

Simply amazing

Arbhee K.
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(Site 2)
August 18th, 2021

The Secret Sanctuary was amazing! Makes you feel you are one with nature. It’s s nice to breathe fresh air and hear the trees dancing leaves. I never thought there would be such place close to Edmonton. The owner is very accommodating and very nice lady as well her family. It was such a good experience and we will definitely recommend going there. We had such an amazing time.

Hipcamper Denika
Response from Denika, the Host, on August 19th, 2021

We are so happy you had such a great experience. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. I hope to you see you again next year!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Alberta
2nd place
Property
The Secret Sanctuary
State
Alberta
Country
Canada
CA$30/night
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