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Three Lesser-Know Alberta Campgrounds That Are Worth Exploring

Looking for an unbeatable camping experience in Alberta? We’ve got the spots for you. Here are some awesome campgrounds to check out!

Alberta is a diverse and stunning province with a ton of awe-inspiring campgrounds, from serene lakeside retreats to the tranquility of wild wilderness and the great outdoors. These three featured campgrounds are worth checking out for an authentic escape that offers the perfect blend of nature's beauty combined with modern amenities right in the landscapes of our own backyard.

Riverbend Campground, Okotoks Alberta

Nestled along the banks of the scenic Sheep River, Riverbend Campground in Okotoks, Alberta, offers a serene escape just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Calgary. This charming, peaceful, and family-owned campground is well-equipped with endless amenities, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

A well-maintained campground with modern and clean campsites, Riverbend Campground offers a variety of camping options and caters to a range of camping preferences. Guests can choose from spacious RV sites with full hookups, and tent sites for those who are looking for a more traditional camping experience. The campground amenities include modern facilities, laundry, wi-fi, and an onsite store for anything you may have missed in your packing process. There are large picnic areas and fire pits for cozy evening gatherings with friends and family. Kids of all ages can enjoy activities such as mini golf, a playground, beach volleyball, biking, paddle boating, and fishing.

Just minutes away, the town of Okotoks offers a quaint charm with boutique shops, local eats, and cultural attractions. In just a short drive, guests can venture into the breathtaking landscapes of Kananaskis Country, Canmore, and Banff National Park for day trips and endless outdoor adventures.

Whether you are seeking the tranquility of a riverside getaway, a home base for exploring the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, or the convenience of nearby urban amenities, Riverbend Campground offers a refreshing escape for the whole family.

Pine Lake Leisure Resort – Pine Lake, Alberta

Pine Lake Leisure Resort is situated on the scenic shores of Pine Lake in the heart of Central Alberta. A short and beautiful drive from the cities of Calgary, and Edmonton, and only 20 minutes from Red Deer, Pine Lake Leisure Resort is your perfect summer destination.

Pine Lake operates from May through the end of September and provides various lakeside accommodation options to suit different preferences including full-service seasonal RV sites, laundromat, security gates, clean and well-maintained public washrooms, and shower facilities.

The resort's lakeside location sets the stage for a variety of recreational activities such as boating and water sports, a sandy beach for swimming and relaxing, a large, heated pool, three playgrounds, mini-golf, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, arcade complete with Foosball and pool tables, as well as a convenience store for any last-minute needs.

Pine Lake Leisure Resort invites guests to escape the daily routine and embrace lakeside tranquility. Whether lounging on the beach, enjoying water activities, or exploring nearby attractions, the resort offers a relaxing environment that celebrates all of nature's beauty.

Muriel Lake M.D. Park, Bonnyville, Alberta

Tucked away in the heart of the Lakeland region near Bonnyville, Alberta, Muriel Lake Park is a hidden gem that promises a rustic retreat amidst the beauty of nature. This secluded campground offers a serene escape for outdoor enthusiasts and is nestled along the shores of Muriel Lake.

The campground boasts 93 individual sites, including 54 with power and 39 non-power sites. There are two non-power group areas, two ball diamonds, two playgrounds, two beach volleyball courts and 13 kilometres of trails for hiking and biking. Amenities include clean washrooms and showers, coin laundry, trailer dump station and firewood for sale. The calm waters of the lake are perfect for swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing. The lake is well-known for its fishing opportunities, with anglers enjoying the chance to catch walleye, northern pike, and perch.

Muriel Lake Campground is a tranquil escape for nature lovers seeking a simple and serene retreat. With its pristine lakeside setting, outdoor activities, and a true-back-to-nature experience, the campground invites campers to unwind, disconnect from the daily grind, and embrace the beauty of Alberta’s Northern region. All reservations must be made online.

From the enchanting lakeside shores of Pine Lake Leisure Resort to the convenience of Riverbend Campground, and to the rustic allure of Northern Alberta, these three campgrounds showcase the province’s unparalleled beauty. Pack your bags, grab your camping gear, and embark on an unforgettable journey that promises the tranquility of the great outdoors. Your Alberta adventure awaits!

This story is brought to you by Great West Media Content Studio. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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