Best summer camping near Edmonton

By: Bargain Auto Centre   |   07 May 2018

Summer is almost here again, which means that it is time to dust off your tent, bust out your sleeping bag, and start planning your next camping adventure. Here we will look at some of the many great summer camping spots near Edmonton.

Elk Island National Park

Located just 47km east of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is one of Canada’s greatest natural treasures. Home to elk, bison, and over 250 bird species, this special place is perfect for anyone who loves to hike, paddle, cycle, or stargaze, and you won’t find a better place to enjoy a leisurely round of golf. The Astotin Lake Campground has 5 oTENTik cabins along with 64 clean and spacious campsites, while those looking for a more rustic experience will love the peaceful 6-site Oster Lake Backcountry Campground.

Rainbow Valley Campground

If you are itching to go camping but short on time, this is the place for you, because Rainbow Valley Campground is located right here in Edmonton’s gorgeous River Valley. It boasts a large playground area, well-maintained nature trails, and a fun and challenging Aerial Park that everyone in your group is sure to love. There are also 39 powered sites, 25 natural sites, and a wealth of facilities, such as washrooms, showers, and laundry; however, be sure to book early, as this great spot has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Carson Pegasus Provincial Park

Want to escape the crowds this summer? If so, head to Carson Pegasus Provincial Park, which is located roughly 205km northwest of Edmonton. A great place for fishing, paddling, hiking, sailing, birding, or even just relaxing on the beach with a cold beverage, this stunning spot also offers breathtaking views of the magnificent Livingstone Mountain Range. The campground is large, clean, and well-maintained, and is home to over 200 sites, including 12 secluded walk-in sites at the end of the peninsula.

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

This beautiful destination can be found 225km southwest of Edmonton and is a must for any nature-loving Canadian, especially if your idea of fun includes spending some quality time on the water. Ideal for boating, fishing, and waterskiing, not to mention hiking, biking, and birding, Crimson Lake is also home to interesting and educational interpretive programs all summer long. The campground has 161 powered sites, a boat launch, a playground, laundry facilities, and even a store stocked with a wide range of essentials.

Long Lake Provincial Park

Head 131km northeast from Edmonton and you will find a true summer paradise, because whether your idea of fun is boating, fishing, swimming, paddling, biking, birding, or geocaching, you will love Long Lake Provincial Park. Even the campground has plenty of options, with 145 powered sites, 75 un-serviced sites, and 6 for walk-in tenting, as well as a playground, boat launch, showers, laundry facilities, and a fast food concession.

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