County Parks and Campgrounds

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Click here to view the County of Barrhead Overnight Camping Rules and Rates information page.

Please abide by the County of Barrhead Noise and Pollution By-Law and help yourself and other campers to enjoy the peace and tranquility of our recreation areas by avoiding excessive noise.

  • Loud partying, stereos at high volume and other rowdy behavior are not tolerated at any time.
  • Constant running of generators is considered excessive noise.
  • Please respect nature and your neighbors by keeping generator use to a minimum if it is not required for medical reasons.


Peanut Lake  Peanut Lake

Peanut Lake

(Self Registration - $12.00/night)

(780) 674-3331

Located 14 km southeast of Barrhead on Highway 33 & Highway 654

Click here for directions.

• 12 random well-treed camping sites
• Water well
• Boat Launch (for Smaller Boats)
• Excellent Lake for Canoeing
• Outdoor Men's and Ladies Privies
• Fishing
• Scenic Walking
• Bird Watching
• Day Use Areas for Picnics
• Fish Cleaning Station


Holmes Crossing Holmes Crossing

 Holmes Crossing Recreation Area

(Self Registration - $12.00/night)

(780) 674-3331

Located 6 km south of Fort Assiniboine on Highway 33

• 15 Treed Camping Sites
• Directly Adjacent to Holmes Crossing Ecological Reserve (Historical area)
• Walking trails to Natural Water Springs
• Sheltered Picnic Sites
• Central Cooking Shelter with Stove
• Outdoor Privies


Dolberg Lake

Dolberg Lake Campground

(Self Registration - $12.00/night)

(780) 674-3331

Located 45 km northwest of Barrhead on Highway 18 & Highway 655

NEW! - Click here to view the Alberta Government Dolberg Lake Sport fishing Regulation Change (April 2018)

Click here for directions.

•12 Treed Camping Sites
• Water Well
• Fishing
• Fish Cleaning Station
• Boat Launch
• Dock
• Outdoor Privies
• Walking Trails
• Very Secluded
• Nice Lake for Canoeing


Ferry Park

Klondike Ferry Park

(Self Registration - $12.00/night)

(780) 674-3331

Located 8 km West of Vega along Highway 661

• 10 Camping sites
• One of the last operating Ferries in Alberta
• Outdoor Privies
• Water Well
• Group area
• Klondyke Ferry, crossing the scenic Athabasca River into the Provincial Sandhills park, with many hiking and bicycling trails
• Sheltered Cooking Site
• A Scenic Walk or Drive through this preserved natural and historic area


 

Holmes Crossing

Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve


For Park Information call Alberta Parks at 780-960-8170

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP)
Regional Area Office - Whitecourt - 1-780-778-7153

Click here to visit the Alberta Parks Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve web page.

Click here to visit the Alberta Environment and Parks Holmes Crossing Public Use Zone map and web page.

Created in May 1999 to provide an area for non-motorized activity, including equestrian, and eliminate conflicts with summer motorized users. It contains some of the best (and one of the few occurrences of) transverse dunes in Canada. The dunes are stabilized with jack pine-lichen forests. There are also a number of small lakes on the Reserve.

Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve is 27 square kilometers (10.4 square miles)

Camping permitted (random, no developed sites)
• No-service
• Campsites and fires must be at least 1 km from a Recreation Area, Provincial  Park or a roadway
• Off-highway Vehicles (OHV) are NOT permitted
• Hiking
• Equestrian
• Wildlife Viewing
• Geocaching
• Cross Country Skiing
• Alberta hunting regulations apply (Hunting is not permitted in Provincial Recreation Areas (PRAs)
• Alberta fishing regulations apply