About Lesser Slave Lake
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is a large provincial park located on the eastern shores of Lesser Slave Lake. It is one of three Alberta parks on the lake – the others being Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park and Lesser Slave Lake Wildland Provincial Park. The park is about 75 square kilometers about 12km north of the town of Slave Lake on Highway 88.
Summer at Lesser Slave Lake
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park offers a range of summer activities, making it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty.
The park has several hiking trails that cater to all skill levels. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding forest and wetlands. These trails are perfect for mountain biking. The trails cater to all skill levels, from easy to challenging, and offer stunning views of the park’s natural beauty. Visitors can bring their own bikes or rent them from local outfitters in the area.
For those who enjoy treasure hunting, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park has several geocaching sites to discover. Geocaching is a fun, modern-day scavenger hunt that uses GPS technology to locate hidden containers called caches. Visitors can download the geocaching app and explore the park’s many trails and scenic locations in search of hidden caches.
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park has several campgrounds that offer a variety of camping experiences. Marten River Campground is a popular destination for families and offers tent and RV camping with access to amenities such as showers, fire pits, and picnic tables.
Lesser Slave Lake is the perfect destination for paddlers. Visitors can bring their own canoe or kayak or rent one from one of the local outfitters in the area. The lake offers a range of paddling experiences, from a relaxing paddle along the shoreline to more challenging routes for experienced paddlers. The park is also popular among wind-surfers.
Lesser Slave Lake is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, and yellow perch. Visitors can fish from the shore or rent a boat and explore the lake’s extensive waters.
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including moose, black bears, wolves, and beavers. Visitors can view these animals in their natural habitat by taking a wildlife viewing tour or exploring the park’s many trails. Birdwatchers will also enjoy the park’s location on a major migratory route, with hundreds of bird species recorded in the area.
In conclusion, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park offers a range of summer activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. From hiking and camping to paddling and fishing, the park’s stunning natural beauty and diverse wildlife make it the perfect destination for a summer adventure. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or an adrenaline rush, you’re sure to find it at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park.
Winter at Lesser Slave Lake
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is an ideal winter destination, offering visitors a wide range of activities to enjoy in the snow and ice.
The park has numerous trails that are perfect for cross country skiing, from easy to challenging. The trails provide breathtaking views of the park’s winter landscape. Snowshoeing is another great way to explore the park’s winter trails and scenery.
Lesser Slave Lake is a popular destination for ice fishing during the winter season. Anglers can try their luck at catching whitefish, pike, and walleye on the frozen lake.
In conclusion, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is an excellent destination for winter activities. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing, the park offers something for everyone. With its beautiful winter landscape and opportunities for outdoor recreation, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is a must-visit for anyone seeking an adventurous winter getaway.
Camping at Lesser Slave Lake
There are two campgrounds at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park: Devonshire Short-Stay and Marten River. There are also two group use areas.
|Campground||Amenities||Type of Site||Amount Available||Cost/Night|
|Devonshire Short-Stay Campground|
(May 19 – October 10)
|None||Power (15/30 amp)||14||$28.00|
|Marten River Campground|
(May 18 – October 9)
|Amphitheater, firepits, firewood (for sale), fish cleaning stations, outhouses, playgrounds, power hookups, sewage dump, showers, water taps, laundry facilities, wheelchair accessibility||Power (15/30 amp)||72||$40.00|
|Lily Creek Group Use|
(May 18 – September 5)
|Firepits, fish cleaning stations, picnic shelters, outhouses, water pumps, firewood||Unserviced Campsites||8 units||$205/5 units + $29/extra unit|
|Marten River Group Use|
(May 18 – September 5)
|Firepits, picnic shelter, outhouses, water pumps, power hookups, firewood, playground||Power (15/30 amp)||20 units||$245/5 units + $37/extra unit + $8 power|
Day Use at Lesser Slave Lake
There are 5 day use areas at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park: Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation Day Use, Northshore Day Use, Marten Mountain Viewpoint Day Use, Devonshire Beach Day Use, and Marten River Day Use.
- Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation Day Use – This day use area is home to the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation which functions as the visitor center of Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. There are also outhouses available here for guests. It is open year-round.
- Northshore Day Use – This day use area is recommended for picnics because there are firepits, outhouses, and water pumps. It is open year round.
- Marten Mountain Viewpoint Day Use – This day use area serves as the trailhead for the Lily Lake Trail. There are outhouses here and it is open year round.
- Devonshire Beach Day Use – Devonshire is a 1.5km long natural and maintained beach. There is outhouses and warmup shelters here. It is open year round.
- Marten River Day Use – This is a riverside day use area along the Marten River. There is an amphitheater, and outhouses here. It is open year round.
The park is also home to the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory which is dedicated to conservation through research and education.
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 577km
Distance to Edmonton: 277km
Distance to Red Deer: 428km
Distance to Lethbridge: 779km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 338km
Coordinates: 55°26’54.2″N 114°50’48.2″W