Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Kinbrook Island

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About Kinbrook Island

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is a small provincial park is a medium sized provincial park in Southern Alberta about 12km south of Brooks. The park is situated primarily on the eastern shore of Lake Newell, but there is small pieces of the park along all of the lake’s islands.

Lake Newell is a large reservoir that was created in 1914 by the construction of the Bassano Dam. The goal of the dam was to provide water for irrigation in Southern Alberta. The lake covers 66km2 and is mostly wetlands along the shores which provides important bird habitats.

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Activities at Kinbrook Island

One of the most popular activities at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is camping. The park boasts over 200 campsites, including both electrical and non-electrical sites. The campsites are spacious, well-maintained, and offer stunning views of the lake.

In addition to camping, Kinbrook Island Provincial Park offers a wide range of water activities. The park’s location on Lake Newell makes it a popular destination for swimming, boating, and fishing. Canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboards are a popular way to explore the lake. Swimmers can take a dip in the calm waters on hot summer days. The park also has a beach area, perfect for sunbathing and picnicking.

Hiking is another popular activity at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park. The park has several trails that wind through the park’s unique prairie landscape, providing stunning views of the lake and surrounding areas. The trails range in difficulty from easy to moderate, making them suitable for hikers of all levels.

For those looking for a more relaxing experience, Kinbrook Island Provincial Park has several picnic areas, 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 Kinbrook Island

There is a large campground at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park with both powered and unpowered sites. There is also winter camping in the campground.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Kinbrook Island Campground
(Year Round)
Firepits, firewood (for sale), flush toilets, laundry, outhouses, playgrounds, power hookups, sewage dump, showers, water tapsPower (15/30 amp)185$39.00
Winter Camping
(no water service or showers)
29$32.00 –
Unserviced Campsites14$31.00
Group Camping
Kinbrook AFirepits, firewood (sold), cook shelter, outhouses, water tapsN/AN/A
Kinbrook BFirepits, firewood (sold), picnic shelter, outhouses, water tapsN/AN/A
Kinbrook CFirepits, firewood (sold), picnic shelter, outhouses, water tapsN/AN/A
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Kinbrook Island

The day use area at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is a good spot for picnics since it has firepits and picnic tables. It also has a boat launch, outhouses, playgrounds, water taps, and firewood for sale. The day use area is open year round and provides ice fishing access.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 208km

Distance to Edmonton: 441km

Distance to Red Deer: 323km

Distance to Lethbridge: 143km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 900km

Coordinates: 50°26’48.2″N 111°54’30.1″W

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