Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Gooseberry Lake

About Gooseberry Lake

Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park is a small provincial park (0.9km2) located in eastern Central Alberta near the Saskatchewan border. It was created in 1932 making it one of Alberta’s older provincial parks. The lake is a great location for birding and camping.

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Summer at Gooseberry Lake

Popular summer activities at Gooseberry Lake include biding, fishing, hiking (front country), camping, group camping, and mountain biking. This lake is designated as an important bird area due to its large numbers of shorebirds stopping over during their migrations.

There land activities that visitors can enjoy such as golfing at the golf course located in the park, enjoying a rodeo on fathers day weekend just north of the park, or stargazing at the billions of stars visible in the dark skies above Gooseberry Lake.

Winter at Gooseberry Lake

There isn’t any access to Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park between mid-October and early-May.


Camping at Gooseberry Lake

Gooseberry Lake Campground is the provincial park’s campground and there is three group areas.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Gooseberry Lake Campground
(May 15 – September 15)
Firepits, firewood (for sale), cook shelter, playground, showers, spray park and wading pool, sewage dump, golfing.Power (15/30 amp)6$35.00
Water/Power (15/30 amp)18$35.00
Unserviced Campsites21$21.00
Group Camping
ALarger group site with camp kitchenUnserviced5 units$200/5 units
BUnserviced12 units$300/10 units + $20/extra unit
CUnservicedunits$200/5 units
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Gooseberry Lake

There is a day use area at Gooseberry Lake that contains change rooms, spray park/wading pool, water (tap), pay phone, firepits, picnic shelter, firewood (for sale), and outhouses.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 368km

Distance to Edmonton: 289km

Distance to Red Deer: 232km

Distance to Lethbridge: 410km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 748km

Coordinates: 52°07’03.5″N 110°45’51.4″W

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