In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after considering recommendations by Alberta Health Services for reducing the risk of spread, Athabasca County has made the difficult decision to delay the opening of our campgrounds until June 1, 2020.
We understand that in these stressful times people want to be outdoors; however, protecting the safety of visitors and staff is our top priority.
Considerations influencing this decision include:
- the duration the virus lives on surfaces
- risks of the virus existing on handrails, outhouses, playgrounds, cooking shacks, garbage collection, and sewage dumps
- staff interacting with the public
Athabasca County will be contacting all seasonal campers and offering them a refund of 20% from their seasonal camping fee, with the option to cancel for the entire season.
All other bookings for May will be refunded. Athabasca County will assess conditions as the new opening date approaches.
Athabasca County Recreation Services
780-675-2273 | 1-844-662-2273