County Campgrounds open for summer season Friday May 14, 2021.  Day use hours between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm

As of July 1, 2021 the Government of Alberta has lifted almost all of the COVID-19 Restrictions. The County will continue with enhanced cleaning measures and encourage all users to practice good hygiene and only visit the park if you are symptom free.

Located on the north shore of Bear Lake. Overnight camping, group camping and day use are all available.

16 individual sites and 1 group site with no hook ups. Non-potable water tap on site.

Amenities include a day use shelter with a wood stove, outdoor restrooms, large playground, ball diamond, and a lovely waterfront for picnicking and daydreaming.

Firewood is included with camping fees.

Bear Lake is large and shallow, and small hand-launched watercraft can be launched from the Park's boat launch. The County of Grande Prairie is not responsible for any damages to watercraft.

Rates

$26/night individual campsite includes one hard-sided camping unit, one tent and one vehicle.

$130/night group campsite includes 5 units.

$50/ half-day for private function in the day-use shelter

Debit, MC, Visa and cash accepted. No American Express or cheques. Check out time is 2:00 PM.

Make a Reservation

Email or call Cherie-Ann at 780 567 4105 for all bookings.

Review the Event and Group Use Directive if you are considering hosting a special event.

All visitors are expected to abide by Campground and Parks Regulation and Etiquette.

Photo Gallery: Bear Lake Park will appear here on the public site.

 

Season

May 15 to October 15

Weekend day-use from October 16-May 14

Directions

From Clairmont: Drive North on Hwy 2, at the top of Mercer Hill turn west onto Twp 730. Turn south onto RR 72. 

 Map

Site Map

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Camping fee refunds are determined by the notice provided:
    • If three days (72 hours) or more before 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival, all camping fees are refunded.
    • If two days (48 hours) or more before 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival, one night's camping fee is forfeited.
    • If less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours' notice before 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival, two nights' camping fees are forfeited.
    • If less than 24 hours' notice, no refund available.
  • There is no additional cancellation fee or penalty
  • Camping fee refunds must be applied to the card used for the original transaction and will be processed within five business days 
  • Refunds are not provided outside of the above notification criteria for advisories including inclement weather, ground/site conditions, water quality, air quality, wild animals, insects/pests, fire bans, liquor bans, car trouble, getting lost or evictions

Regulations and Etiquette

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 for group camping 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 and under control. 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.
  • For the complete details on County parks and campground regulations, refer to the Parkland Conservation Bylaw
  • 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.
  • Alcohol may be consumed in a temporary residence such as a parked motor home or camper, a set up tent and within your rented campsite. Alcohol may not be consumed in day use areas.
  • 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.

Leave No Trace

We are 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, please visit Leave No Trace Canada.