Camping in the Grande Prairie Region

The Ultimate Guide to Escaping the City and Making Unforgettable Memories

Camping in the Grande Prairie Region

camping tent under the Grande Prairie northern lights

Camping is one of the universal Canadian experiences. The untapped nature of the Peace Country is the perfect place to escape the city for a couple of nights, offering stunning landscapes, hiking trails, lakes, dunes, and rolling hills. Better yet, sleeping under darker skies means greater chances of seeing the Northern Lights!

Whatever style of camping you’re after – from Bear Grylls survival ops, to ribeyes and air con in a luxury RV – the Grande Prairie region has an unforgettable adventure for you. Most campgrounds open for the season every year on May 1st, so here are our top tips for the best sites for every type of camper.


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Best Campsites for Tenters

Classic camping. You. A tent. A fire. The stars. What’s not to love? Check out these vanilla thrillers.

• Neil’s RV Campground

Top of the list is our best all-rounder, Neil’s RV Campground at Evergreen Park. Close enough to Grande Prairie to offer the comforts of the city, with power, water, laundry, and a convenience store on-site, all nestled between tall pine trees.

• Ole’s Lake Campground

A little further afield, Ole’s Lake is the perfect spot to get out on the water. Launch a canoe or cast a line, while adventurous landlubbers can hit the many hiking trails and mountain bike paths nearby.

• Open Road Adventures

Changing the game slightly, Open Road Adventures is an Indigenous-owned company delivering a glamping experience to a campground of your choice. Simply reserve a campsite within 100km of Grande Prairie, and Open Road will transport and set up an Insta-worthy tent there for you. They’ll pick it up, too – it’s glamping, but easy!

• Other Highlights

Simonette River Campground
Hommy Park Campground

Best Campsites for RVers

An RV gives you camping, but with maximum comfort. Make mud and insect bites a thing of the past with these serviced sites.

• Camp Tamarack RV Park

Paved walkways. Free firewood. Free Wi-Fi. Plenty of space for even the largest of RVs. Camp Tamarack is a perfect Peace Country getaway, with nature all around (when/if you feel like indulging in it.)

• Grande Prairie Rotary Campground

Connected to the Muskoseepi Park system which runs right through the heart of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Rotary Campground enables you to take a short walk straight into the city to enjoy all the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife around, then stroll (or cab) right back out.

• Blue Sky RV Park

Blue Sky RV Park is just a short drive north of Grande Prairie, offering a quiet and comfortable environment with large fully-serviced sites, flush toilets, and showers, and with most sites providing picnic tables and fire pits.

• Country Roads RV Park

Almost heaven… West Grande Prairie?! If you’re heading north on the road to Alaska, check out Country Roads RV Park, which offers fully-serviced sites, a 10-acre corn maze in August and pumpkin patch in the fall, plus private chauffeur service into the city (at an additional fee.)

• Other Highlights

Hythe Municipal Campground

Heritage Park Campground, Sexsmith

Nardam Lake Campground


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Best Campsites for Golfers

The Peace Country offers some of the best (and quietest) golfing in all of Alberta. Why not camp and golf at the same time?

• Bear Paw Par 3 Golf Course & RV Park

Bear Paw is a shortened 9-hole course that is perfect for golfers of all ages and skill levels. No space for clubs in your vehicle? No problem. Bear Paw’s rental shop provides a wide range of equipment.

• River Stone Golf Course

On the banks of the gorgeous Smoky River sits River Stone, a 9-hole course with one of the longest par 5 holes in Canada. When you’re done on the green, rent a boat and head out on the water.

• Other Highlights

Bear Creek Golf Course & RV Park
Pipestone Golf Club

Feel like hitting up the fairway without staying the night? Check out our list of must-visit golf courses in the Grande Prairie region.

Best Campsites for Active Campers

If you prefer to think of your campsite as a base of operations while you head out kayaking, biking, or hiking, then these activity-oriented sites offer exactly what you’re looking for.

• Nitehawk Adventure Park

Want to make a splash? Combine mountain biking with watersports by taking your bike straight off Nitehawk’s freestyle water ramp. If you’d rather stay on solid ground, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails, with 46 fully serviced and 33 power-only sites.

• Moberly Flats Campground

Located in Two Lakes Provincial Park in the foothills of the Rockies on the banks of the South Lake, Moberly Flats offers fantastic fishing for pike, perch, and trout. There are 30 unserviced sites, most of which back onto the lake itself.

• Other Highlights

Kleskun Hill Camgpround
Moonshine Lake Campground
Saskatoon Island Campground
Musreau Lake Campground

man in camping hammock watches Grande Prairie sunset

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Other Things To Consider

We get it – you’re eager to start setting up camp! But taking five minutes to explore all your options when it comes to camping in the Peace Country can make the difference between a trip to remember and a trip to forget.

Ready, Set, Go!

OK, that’s it, you’ve got everything you need to know to head out camping. Good luck, and get out there! Of course, if the weather turns, or if you feel like exploring one of northern Alberta’s fastest-growing urban centers, there are plenty of hotels waiting for you in Grande Prairie.

Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to hit us up at #GPTourism on social media. We love seeing people discovering our region photo by photo!

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