Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Garner Lake

About Garner Lake

Garner Lake Provincial Park is a small provincial park on the southern shores of Garner Lake in Northern Alberta. The park has one day use area and one campground.

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Activities at Garner Lake

One of the most popular activities at Garner Lake Provincial Park is camping. The park boasts over 60 campsites, including both electrical and non-electrical sites. The campsites are well-maintained and provide a serene setting for visitors to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you prefer pitching a tent or parking an RV, the campsites at Garner Lake Provincial Park are the perfect place to relax and unwind.

In addition to camping, Garner Lake Provincial Park offers a variety of water activities. The lake is a great spot for swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing. Visitors can canoe, kayak, or paddleboard to explore the lake’s calm waters. On shore, there is both a beach and volleyball pitch. They can also cast a line to try their luck at catching some fish. In the wintertime, ice fishing is popular as well.

Hiking is another popular activity at Garner Lake Provincial Park. The park has several hiking trails that wind through the forest and along the lake, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The trails range in difficulty from easy to moderate, making them suitable for hikers of all levels. These trails are also good for mountain biking and cross country skiing (6km of ungroomed trails).

For those looking for a more relaxing experience, the park has several picnic areas that are perfect for a family outing or a romantic lunch. The park also has a playground, making it an ideal destination for families with young children.

Camping at Garner Lake

There is one campground at Garner Lake with both unserviced and powered spots.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Garner Lake Campground
(May 18 – September 5)
Boat launch, cook shelter, firepits, firewood (sold), fish cleaning stations, flush toilets, pay phones, piers, outhouses, playground, power hookups, sewage dump, showers, warmup shelter, water taps.Power (15/30 amp)24$38.00
Unserviced Campsites37$30.00
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Garner Lake

The Garner Lake day use area has a boat launch, change rooms, fish cleaning stations, interpretive viewpoint, pier, outhouses, playground, and water taps.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 477km

Distance to Edmonton: 171km

Distance to Red Deer: 329km

Distance to Lethbridge: 570km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 573km

Coordinates: 54°10’48.5″N 111°43’55.3″W

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