Campgrounds & Parks
Whether you want to walk where the dinosaurs did, follow the wagon trail of the first pioneers, let the wind carry you across a lake, or play a round of golf on one of the area courses, the County of Grande Prairie is a place to unwind, relax and maybe learn something new.
In addition to dinosaur digs, badlands topography, heritage villages, windsurfing, bird watching and geo-caching, the County operates eight parks and campground facilities. Every campground has a golf course within a 20-minute drive.
Five of the County's campgrounds have caretakers who attend to their customers to provide the following services: complimentary firewood; daily site supervision and assistance; individual campsite visitation; and management of activity.
Beginning November 5, 2016, the County invites you to to get out and active in the day-use areas in our parks and campgrounds this winter. Picnic tables, fire pits and firewood is provided for your outing. Day-use hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays
View a map [PDF - 783 KB] that shows the location of our parks.
- Bear Lake Campground
Located on the north shore of Bear Lake, just 20 minutes northeast of Grande Prairie
- Demmitt Campground
Located near the Alberta/B.C. border
- Hommy Campground
Located on the north bank of the Beaverlodge River, near Beaverlodge
- Kleskun Hill Campground
Located off Hwy #43, 15 minutes east of Grande Prairie
- Pipestone Creek Campground
Located on the Wapiti River, 16 km south of Wembley
- Private campgrounds
Overnight camping is also available at various private campgrounds in the area. For information on private campgrounds, contact www.gptourism.ca
- Old Bezanson Townsite
is for general public use, can be reserved for group day-use functions and for overnight camping for groups with three or more RV units. It's located just 12 km southeast of Bezanson. No overnight camping or parking is allowed
- Red Willow Park
is a day-use park only. It's located on secondary Hwy #722, southwest of Beaverlodge. No overnight camping or parking is allowed
- Saskatoon Mountain Park
is a day-use park only. It's located approximately 32 km west of Grande Prairie on Highway 43. No overnight camping or parking is allowed
- Valhalla Centre Park
Located in Valhalla Centre on Hwy # 59
Want to see photos of all the parks? View our parks photo galleries.
New for 2017
Online campground reservations - coming soon exclusively at Pipestone Creek Campground. Watch its campground webpage for updates. This pilot program will allow individual campsites to be reserved in advance.
Point of sale transactions -will allow our customers to pay with cash, debit and credit cards at the following campgrounds: Hommy, Demmitt, Bear Lake, and Kleskun Hill. Cheques will no longer be accepted.
Advanced Campsite Reservations for Special Events
The County of Grande Prairie is pleased to provide exclusive advance campsite reservations for the Bear Creek Folk Festival on August 18 - 20, 2017, and the Bezanson Fair and Homecoming on August 25 - 27, 2017 at the Bear Lake and Kleskun Hill Campgrounds and Old Bezanson Townsite. Visit the Bear Lake Campground , Kleskun Hill Campground and Old Bezanson Townsite webpages for reservation instructions. All other campgrounds welcome event attendees, with campsites available on a first come, first served basis.
Consideration and Conservation
While visiting our parks this season, please remember:
- Be considerate of others.
- Avoid excessive and offensive noise at any time of day: Talking or singing loudly, stereos at high volume and any other noisy behaviour is not permitted.
- Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. This means all stereos and generators must be turned off, and noise must be kept to a minimum.
- Keep campfires small. This helps us conserve firewood, reduces the risk of forest fires and helps maintain low camping fees.
- Make sure your fire is extinguished before you leave. Soak it with water once, and then again, making sure to stir through the ashes. Do not burn any garbage in the fire pits.
The County of Grande Prairie is proud to partner with Leave No Trace Canada to promote responsible use of natural areas during outdoor activities. If you are interested in learning about how you can reduce your impact on the environment, view our outdoor ethics.
Group Overnight Camping
The County is now accepting group camping reservations at all of our campgrounds. For reservations follow the instructions provided below. Each campgrounds identifies the total number of RV units that can be accommodated and range from three units and to as large as 21.
There are two group reservation options available:
A. Exclusive use of the campground when you pay for all the campsites.
B. Non-exclusive use of the campground when you pay for 75 per cent of the campsites and allow other customers to occupy the vacant sampsites. Refer to each campground page for total number of campsites.
How to reserve your group camping preference:
- Select the campground of your choice in the list below.
- Call or email the contact on that campground webpage and specify the dates you would like to reserve.
- Upon confirmation of space availability, arrange payment with Parks & Recreation at the Community Services Building. Some sites require a group rental form to be signed and returned. Once payment is processed and the rental form signed, the reservation is confirmed.
Refunds and Credits for Pre-paid Group Reservations
When a reservation is made, the conditions under which a refund and a credit will be issued by the County is shown below. The County does not apply a cancellation fee or administration fee to refunds.
Refunds are issued under the following circumstances:
- The County reserves the site after a customer has already reserved it. This could be by Council direction or senior staff for a County supported or hosted function or event that is high priority.
Credits are issued under the following circumstances and can be applied to a different date(s) the same year or held for redemption up to two years from the date of the original booking:
- Extreme conditions that are outside of the control of the County of Grande Prairie and the customer, either inside the park or the surrounding area that restricts access to the campground. This includes advisories for weather (wind, rain, snow, temperature), water quality (blue-green algae, non-potable water), qir quality , wild animals, insects/pests (mosquitoes, wasps, mice, caterpillars), fire bans, wildfire, tree damage from windstorms, pipeline rupture, gas well blow-out, RCMP or Enforcement blocked roadway, flooding, road washout, extreme vandalism, and death of a family member.
Please allow 30 days for the processing of refunds.
County Golf Courses
There are a number of golf courses located within the County of Grande Prairie. From picturesque nine-hole course to championship 18-hole courses, there is a golf course to challenge every playing level. View a map showing golf course locations [PDF - 1.6 MB] and phone numbers.