Calling Lake Provincial Park
is open early May through Thanksgiving weekend offering overnight camping for tents and trailers. Bathrooms have flush toilets and sinks with non-potable running water (no showers). The park also has lake access including a boat launch and beach within walking distance with designated swimming area. New stalls were put in during 2012 for a total of 81 sites, all with power hook ups. Reservations for some sites available online through reserve.albertaparks.ca $29 power.
Wabasca Lions Club Campground
Open from May long weekend until mid/late September depending on seasonal weather. It is located 14.5 km northwest of Wabasca from the four way stop. Hugging the shore of the North Wabasca Lake, this campground offers 35 camping stalls (20 powered for $20/night and 15 non-powered for $15/night on a first come, first serve basis--no reservations taken) nestled in amongst trees, a boat launch, a sandy beach with a day-use area, a water pump (non potable), a fish cleaning station, and two group camping sites (one with 6 power hook-ups, the other with 8 power hook-ups) which DO require a reservation ahead of time to utilize.
CONTACT: 780-891-2093. Leave a message if no answer.
One of the many lakeside sites at Wabasca Lions Club Campground.
Tanasiuk (Rock Island Lake Campground)
is located on HWY 813 approximately 35k north of Calling Lake. It offers 51 unserviced wooded sites, a boat launch, a walking trail, and firewood for sale during summer months. $15/night per site. No change given.
First come first serve (no reservations available), no potable water. Campers may pre-order wood at $5 for 10 pieces by following directions at the registration box. Deliveries usually occur in the evening but it's best to bring some with you to get you through your first night.
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LAURA ENGLAND, 2013
ATHABASCA, AB. - What is it about camping that we love so much? Is it getting closer to nature? Is it part of our natural instincts hearkening back to tribal times when our ancestors roasted meat on a stick? Maybe it’s because for a couple of days we can get really dirty and that’s OK. READ MORE
Each site at Tanasiuk is shaded amongst the trees and includes a picnic table and fire pit.
Fresh fish over a fire, what a great supper!
All 51 sites have a good mixture of sun and shade. Some sites are "double sites" that bump up to each other, whereas this is a single site.
Campers fall in love with Rock Island due to the cool shade, smell of spruce, and feeling of peace that this campground offers.
Due to maneuverability, it is recommended to bring trailers 35 feet and shorter.
Tenters must use caution since wildlife is all around the campground, including bears. Never cook or keep food in your tent.
Sites are large enough to easily accommodate two tents.
Dogs are welcome at the campground but must be kept on a leash while walking.
Jennifer’s Open Camp & Wilderness Resort is located in Wabasca .5 km north of the four-way stop on HWY 813. It offers fully serviced RV stalls for the summer season (RV camping closes Thanksgiving weekend). Daily, weekly and monthly rates available.
Peerless Campground is picturesquely located along the lake and offers rustic camping with 15 sites set in amongst trees. This non-serviced campground is 5 km outside of Peerless Lake heading towards Trout Lake.
A campsite at Peerless Lake Camping Area
Trout Lake Campground (The Narrows) is non-serviced and located immediately after a small bridge that crosses the Narrows between the communities of Peerless Lake and Trout Lake. A small boat can access both Peerless Lake and Graham Lake from the boat launch. The camping area is an open grassy field offering plenty of space for picnicking and play and also great for group camping. Fire rings and outhouses are also provided.
A beautiful fall day at the narrows.
All water plants in Wabasca are operational and accept quarters, loonies and toonies. Approximately a penny a gallon.
Wabasca water plant locations:
Water plant #1 is located on Stony Point Rd (road the Wabasca community hall is on) take Stony Point all the way down past the church, water plant is located on the end of the road.
Water plant #2 is located on Neewatin Dr (St.Theresa loop) across from the Wabasca public library.
Calling Lake Water plant location: On Lakeview Drive near the Visitor Information Centre
Check out the MD of Opportunity's website dedicated to tourism where you'll find some videos of the area, www.onehundredpercentwild.ca