Go Camping east of Edmonton!

August is here and the highways will be awash with the sounds of camper vans and RVs in search of the next weekend adventure. With that in mind, we prepared a list of top camping spots east of Edmonton worth checking out. Bring your best tents for this.

Long Lake Provincial Park


Located in Thorhild County, Long Lake Provincial Park has long been considered one of the more beautiful parks in Alberta. Consisting of over 200 sites, it’s a sprawl; camping, boating and hiking options available as well as cross-country skiing and ice fishing when the snow hits. There’s a sandy beach perfect for family outings and given there’s also a playground, a grocery and laundry store and a concession stand available

The White Earth Valley Natural Area is worth a mention - bordering the south end of the park, it boasts a 17km trail that twists its way through several habitats where diverse wildlife and plant life reign.

Tipi Camping - Elk Island Retreat


This private campground offers several unique camping opportunities you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere. It’s one of the few campgrounds to offer tipi camping. Trapper cabins and thirty-six serviced RV sites are available to provide comfortable camping experiences. Campers are able to learn more about Aboriginal Culture thanks to resources provided by campground personnel, first hand access to crafts and services tied to the Aboriginal way of life.

Elk Island National Park

Located a short distance away from Elk Island Retreat, the national park that shares its namesake is a massive home for wildlife such as bison, elk, moose and more than 250 species of bird. Day use areas and overnight camping is available, with several campsites in the national park conveniently located next to a beach, soccer field, playground, golf course and a theatre.

Redwater Campground


If you’re looking for a camping experience close to Edmonton, Redwater Campground has it covered. Featuring 11 campgrounds with power open during the spring and summer season, the campground also offers a playground and a nearby swimming pool for those looking for just the bare necessities for a quick camping outing.

Vegreville Elks-Kinsmen Park


Besides being home to Vegreville’s major attraction, the world’s largest pysanka, the camping ground doubles as a large, beautiful park area, which features a trout pond, a fountain and a fantastic tourist information booth well versed on Vegreville history and filled with souvenirs and snacks.

Turner Park - Fort Lions Campground


Located in the river valley near Fort Saskatchewan’s downtown, this campground is in spitting distance from Turner Park. It's a smaller campground with no fire pits (except in the day use area) but that's arguably made up for with fantastic hiking and bike trails and Turner Park’s ball diamond.

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