Yellowhead County Municipal Campgrounds & Parks

Yellowhead County Campgrounds are open for the 2020 season.

These campgrounds include Bear Lake, Shiningbank Lake, Long Lake, Beta Lake, Jerry Vanderwell Memorial Park, and Nojack.


Campground contact info:
Bear Lake, Shining Bank Lake, Long Lake (L.O.C.K. Properties 780-396-9185);
Beta Lake, Nojack Campground (White Pine Ranches 780-868-0109);
Jerry Vanderwell Memorial Campground (Lazy D Diamond Ranch 780-712-2556)

Our campsites will be open for LIMITED NON-CONTACT Service ONLY!

What is Limited Non-Contact Service?

Limited non-contact service means:

JUNE 11, 2020 UPDATE: Campground outhouses are OPEN.
– Campsites are open for all types of camping including tent camping. Washrooms are open and potable water is tentatively available June 19 or 20.
-Safe health practices must be used at all campsites and common areas in the campground and park areas.
– Some service levels may be reduced.
– Some areas or campsites may not be accessible.
– Operators working on a non-contact basis.
– Tent camping is available.

Public Health Restrictions are in effect for all Yellowhead County day-use areas, campgrounds and outdoor amenities.

Please go to www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx for details.

Approved Camping Units:

-Self-contained RV’s, Trailers and Truck Campers

– JUNE 11, 2020 UPDATE: Tent camping is permitted.

-Registered sites may not have additional visitors.

Additional Campground Rules:

Stay limits remain at 16 days.

All other campground regulations remain in place as per Municipal Parks Bylaw 14.13


Need a RV Sani Dump? Click here for a list of free sani dump locations in Yellowhead County.


Come and explore Yellowhead County campgrounds. Our six campgrounds offer peaceful, quiet, family camping with a wide variety of activities for every age group. Campgrounds are open from mid-May to September.

County campgrounds are self-registration parks and are patrolled daily and nightly by campground operators to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay.

Campground fees range from $15.00 to $17.00 per unit per night depending on the campground. The campgrounds feature outhouse facilities and hand pump water wells. Firewood is available for purchase from the Campground Operators.

There are on-site campground operators at Bear Lake and part-time at Shining Bank with a call-in reservation system.

For reservations and campground specific information, click on the campground information below for contact information for the Campground Operator for each campground.

There are numerous sani dump sites for recreational vehicle users available across the county. Yellowhead County has several free ones available, in addition to the other free sani dump stations. There are also several sani dump sites for a fee or for registered users at various private campgrounds. More info on our Sani Dump page


  • Bear Lake

    Situated just 30 km northeast of Edson, Bear Lake has something for everyone. From fishing to water-skiing, to relaxing on the beach, the campground is a definite local favourite. You cannot beat this unique mix of tranquility and activity.

    Location

    30 km northeast of Edson on Highway 748

    Bear Lake Campground Google Map Location

    Campground Info

    Campsite Information:
    32 Campsites
    including 6 Pull-through Sites and 3 Tenting Sites,
    8 Day Use Sites,
    a sandy beach, playground, boat Launch, two boat and swimming docks.

    Bear Lake Park remains one of Yellowhead County’s most popular Parks for water-based recreation. The sandy beach, clean water, and playground facilities continue to be very popular with the younger members of the family while the boat launch and docking areas play host to the more adventurous water enthusiasts.

    During the summer months, Bear Lake hosts a wide variety of interpretive events and activities for everyone in the family.

    Fees

    $17.00 per night

    Campground Operator:
    Operator:
    L.O.C.K. Properties
    780-396-9185

  • Long Lake Campground

    Hidden northeast of Edson is this sparkling gem of a place. For active, nature lovers and fishermen alike who enjoy a peaceful, relaxing, secluded area it’s the place to visit. Consisting of 16 campsites, two day-use sites, a boat dock, and many other amenities one can truly enjoy a superb time at this county park!

     

    Location

    30 km east of Edson and 15 km north off of Highway 748

    Long Lake Campground Google Map Location

    Campground Info

    16 Campsites

    2 Day-Use Sites

    Boat Dock

    Long Lake Campground Sites Map

    Long Lake Campground is one of the most popular camping areas for fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts who desire a quiet, secluded getaway. Come and try your luck fishing at one of Alberta’s best Yellow Perch and Northern Pike fishing locations.

    Fees

    $17.00 per night

    Campground Operator:
    Operator:
    L.O.C.K. Properties
    780-396-9185

    Map that links to google maps

  • Shiningbank Lake

    Nestled within a quiet Aspen grove, Shiningbank offers a wide variety of family camping activities.  Playground facilities, a sandy beach, and the roped swimming area remain quite popular on warm summer days. 

    Boaters enjoy the excellent launching and docking facilities provided by the County while touring one of the area’s largest lakes.

    Location:

    48 km north off Highway 16 on Highway 32

    Shiningbank Lake Campground Google Map Location

    Playground & Dock

    Shiningbank Lake Day Use Area Google Map Location

    Campground Info:

    36 campsites; including 3 tenting sites

    6 Seasonal sites are available. 

    Day Use Area: Located on the southwest side of the lake

    5 day-use sites

    Playground

    sandy beach

    boat launch

    boat docks

    Fees:

    $17.00 per night

    Campground Operator:
    Operator:
    L.O.C.K. Properties
    780-396-9185

  • Beta Lake

    Situated north of the hamlet of Mackay, rests the charming Beta Lake. Quiet and serene – this is a great campsite for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy an undisturbed, peaceful time in a natural, beautiful area. Home to five campsites and two day-use sites, with clean outhouses, plentiful wood, and an user-friendly boat launch, it has everything one needs without all the crowds. A great spot for some quiet fishing, it’s a super campground for real nature lovers!

    Location

    15 km north of Highway 16 on Highway 751

    Campground Info

    5 Campsites, 2 Day Use Sites, a Sandy Beach, and a Boat Launch

    A beautiful, quiet campground located on the south shore of Beta Lake. This campground offers good fishing for Northern Pike and Yellow Perch, bird watching opportunities as well as swimming and boating facilities.

    Beta Lake Campground Google Map Location

    Fees

    $15.00 per night

    Operator

    White Pine Ranches Ltd.
    780-868-0109
    Cell: 780-325-2270

  • Jerry Vanderwell Memorial Park

    Quiet and peaceful camping in wooded surroundings.  An excellent location for those who just want to get away.

    Location

    13 km north of Highway 16 on Highway 32

    Jerry Vanderwell Memorial Park Campground Google Map Location

    Campground Info:

    27 Campsites

    Day Use Sites

    Day Use Shelter

    Playground

    Hiking Trails to the McLeod River

    Fees

    $15.00 per night

    Group Sites available at JVMP by reservation.

    Operator
    Lazy D Diamond Ranch
    780-712-2556

  • Nojack Park

    This is one lovely place especially for being located right off of Highway 16. Beautiful, lush pine trees give the area a wonderful, cozy atmosphere. With drinking water, outhouses and other amenities that are kept clean and in great condition, this is a wonderful place to have lunch or spend the night if travelling on the highway.

    Location

    155 km west of Edmonton on Highway 16

    NoJack Park Google Map Location

    Campground Info:

    24 Campsites, Day Use Shelter.

    The perfect rest area for weary travellers driving between Edmonton and Jasper.

    Fees:

    $15.00 per night

    Operator:
    White Pine Ranches Ltd.
    780-325-2270
    Cell: 780-868-0109