Bear Lake Campground

 Bear Lake Park

Winter Hours in Effect: As of October 16, 2019, Bear Lake park is open for day use on weekends only, from 8:30am - 4:00pm on Saturday and Sundays until May 14, 2020. Winter day users are welcome to enjoy our parks for hikes, snowshoeing, weiner roasts - a group cookhouse is available at this park for private rental or spontaneous day use. Call the Park Host for details. Please note that all County Parks require dogs to be on leash at all times. Thank you.

An ideal lake for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding windsurfing, and other personal watercraft, Bear Lake is four miles wide and six miles long. It is only six feet deep at its deepest.

Located on the north shore of Bear Lake, just 23 km northwest of Grande Prairie.

Head north on Hwy #2, three km past Clairmont to Twp Road 730 (Mercer Hill Road). Turn west and follow the signs.


Turn south off secondary Hwy # 672 (Emerson Trail) on Range Road 72, then proceed 4 km to the park.

Site Contact: Cherie-Ann

Phone: 780-567-4105


Season: May 15 to October 15

Rates: $26.00/night per campsite, telephone reservations accepted. Occupancy permitted at each campsite is one hard sided camping unit, one tent (site permitting) and one vehicle. Day use shelter $100.00/day or $50.00 for 1/2 day. Group overnight camping available at $130.00/night for a maximum of 5 units(Includes group firepit and picnic tables). Payments are available on site by point of sale using debit, Visa or Mastercard. Cash payments are also accepted. Sorry, we do not accept cheques or American Express.

  • Onsite caretaker year round
  • 19 sites; no hook-ups
  • Non-potable water available by tap (winterized as of Sept 24, 2019)
  • Day use rental shelter with wood stove, family day-use picnic site, outdoor restrooms, playgrounds, ball diamond, firepits, free firewood

Please note the boat launch is for small hand-launched watercraft only.

The County of Grande Prairie welcomes festival attendees to make reservations at Bear Lake Campground for their stay in the Grande Prairie area. We are a short drive from Grande Prairie and offer a peaceful place to camp on the beautiful shores of Bear Lake, complete with our very own banjo-playing bear mascot! Sorry - no shuttle in 2019 due to low ridership in 2018. 

Please contact our Park Host, Cherie-Ann at 780-567-4105 or email to confirm your campsite. 

2019 Festival Artist Line-up and Schedule can be found at



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