Alberta Parks has extended the 2017 camping season by an additional month. For the 8th year in a row Alberta Parks has seen an increase in campers, including a 5% growth in 2017 (158 890 reservations as of August 30th).
Most of the 274 provincial campgrounds have a staggered closing date with most ending in mid-October, however this year 259 campgrounds will stay open past the end of September and 82 will remain open until at least October 31st (37 provincial campgrounds remain open year-round).
Select redevelopments between fall 2017 and spring 2018:
- Gregoire Lake Provincial Park – continued reconstruction will include upgrades to campsites, day-use area and new shower facilities. Electrical upgrades will improve RV access.
- Beaver Lake Public Recreation Area – revitalization
- Ross Lake Campground, Whitney Lakes Provincial Parks – electrification
- Young’s Point Provincial Park and Williamson Provincial Parks – boat launch maintenance
- Jarvis Bay Provincial Park – campground redevelopment
- Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area – multi-year campground redevelopment, including expansions to accommodate RVs
- Expansions of Boulton Creek Campground, Bow River Campground (including 30 new serviced RV sites)
- Tombstone Backcountry Campground refurbishment
- Writing on Stone Provincial Park – trail improvements, shower building renovations, water treatment upgrades
Photo by Amanda McNally.