Campgrounds & Parks Regulations and Etiquette
County campground County Campground Relaunch Plan PUBLIC FINAL May 27.pdf [PDF - 211 KB] is now available and will apply to Demmitt, Hommy, Pipestone Creek, Bear Lake and Kleskun Hill campgrounds as of June 1st.
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. It is an offence to leave a fire unattended or burning (even smouldering) after vacating your site.
- Check-out time for campsite occupancy is 2:00pm.
- Cancellation policies apply to County campgrounds with telephone reservations (view here) and online reservations (view here)
- For the complete details on County parks and campground regulations, refer to the Parkland Conservation Bylaw #3061 here http://www.countygp.ab.ca/assets/Government/Bylaws/Bylaw%203061%20-%20Parkland%20Conservation%20Bylaw.pdf
- Under the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, individuals can possess, use and consume cannabis in a temporary residence; this includes places like a parked motor home or camper, a set up tent, and within your rented campsite.
- Residents and visitors of the County must follow the guidelines for consuming cannabis set out by the Province in the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act along with the cannabis framework, which can be found at www.countygp.ab.ca/cannabis.
- Under the County’s Community Standards Bylaw, behaviours that bother or disturb others are illegal; This includes offensive odours like composting, firepit spoke, cannabis, and animal feces.
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 page.