About Crimson Lake
Crimson Lake is a favourite for campers in central Alberta. Crimson Lake itself is the centerpiece of the park – a pristine body of water that provides the perfect backdrop for activities like fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, and rainbow trout, making it a popular destination for anglers. For those who prefer to stay on land, there are plenty of hiking trails that wind through the forests and along the shoreline, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Summer at Crimson Lake
Crimson Lake Provincial Park offers a variety of summer activities for visitors to enjoy. These options include:
- Fishing: The lake is stocked with a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, and rainbow trout, making it a popular destination for anglers.
- Boating: Visitors can enjoy boating, canoeing, and kayaking on the pristine lake.
- Hiking: The park has several hiking trails that wind through the forests and along the shoreline, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape. In total there is more than 20km of trails. The Amerada Trail in particular is a 10km loop around the entire lake. If you are up for the walk – I definitely recommend this hike. Additionally there is a boardwalk that goes over swampland and is a great place to watch birds. The sandpit trail has excellent stargazing due to its openness.
- Camping: The park offers a range of camping options, from backcountry sites to full-service RV sites, for visitors to choose from.
- Swimming: Visitors can take a dip in the lake to cool off on a hot summer day. There is a decent sized beach available.
- Wildlife watching: The park is home to an array of wildlife, including moose, elk, and bald eagles, making it a great place for wildlife viewing.
With these options, Crimson Lake Provincial Park is a perfect destination for those looking to escape the city and enjoy the great outdoors during the summer months.
Winter at Crimson Lake
For those who enjoy winter sports, the park transforms into a winter wonderland, offering opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. The stunning scenery and quiet serenity of the park make it the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature.
Camping at Crimson Lake
The park offers a range of camping options, from more rustic tenting sites to full-service RV sites. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, back-to-nature experience or a convenient base for exploring the park, Crimson Lake has something for everyone.
|Type of Site||Amount Available||Cost/Night|
|Power (15/30 amp)||161||$39.00|
(no water service or showers)
|Twin Lakes Campground – Unserviced Campsites||39||$31.00|
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 250km
Distance to Edmonton: 250km
Distance to Red Deer: 97km
Distance to Lethbridge: 438km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 528km
Crimson Lake Coordinates: 52°26’43.7″N 115°01’45.0″W