Campgrounds & Day Use Sites
Campground Operations – Summer 2020
Athabasca County Council has authorized the reopening of our two largest campgrounds – Forfar Recreation Park and Hope Lake Campground – on July 1, 2020 .
Members of the public can once again utilize the boat launches, beaches, group sites, and day-use areas at Forfar and Hope Lake. Campground managers and staff have been hired to run the facilities and will be taking bookings for the remainder of the camping season.
As of June 24, 2020, bookings can be made by calling the campgrounds directly:
Hope Lake – 780-689-0501
Forfar Park – 780-675-5253
** Regular fees for the use of all amenities at Hope Lake Campground and Forfar Recreation Park will be reinstated as of July 1, 2020.
All other County-owned and operated self-registration campsites will remain closed for overnight camping including Jackfish Lake, Baptiste Lake, Long Lake, Narrow Lake, Island Lake, Ghost Lake, and North Buck Lake Narrows.
Open: Boat Launches, Day-Use, and Beaches
To provide residents with additional recreation options this summer, Athabasca County Recreation Services will be maintaining boat launches, day use sites and beaches at Jackfish Lake, Baptiste Lake, Long Lake, Narrow Lake, Island Lake, Ghost Lake, and North Buck Lake Narrows.
All fees for self-registration facilities have been waived at these sites for the 2020 season.
Please Note: Public washrooms at self-registration facilities will remain closed.
Athabasca County operates and maintains campgrounds, day use sites, boat launches, and municipal reserves for residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the year. Come and enjoy what nature has to offer! Our region is a very popular place to visit for those who love the outdoors.