About Park Lake
Park Lake Provincial Park is a small provincial park located about 18km northwest of Lethbridge in Southern Alberta. The park is surrounds Park Lake and has an area of 2.5 square kilometers.
Activities at Park Lake
Park Lake Provincial Park boasts a wide range of activities that cater to everyone from nature lovers to adventure seekers. With a wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Park Lake Provincial Park.
One of the most popular activities at Park Lake Provincial Park is spending time at the beach. The park features a small beach that is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The water is refreshing and invigorating, making it an ideal spot for a summer day. Whether you’re looking to relax and soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip in the lake, the beach at Park Lake Provincial Park is the perfect destination.
Sailing, Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Park Lake Provincial Park. The calm waters of the lake are perfect for paddling and exploring. Power boating is also a popular activity at Park Lake Provincial Park – although there is a 12km/hr speed limit so boats are recommended for fishing.
Fishing is another popular activity at Park Lake Provincial Park. The lake is home to a variety of fish, including perch, walleye, sauger, whitefish, burbot, trout and northern pike. Visitors can fish from the shore or use a boat to explore the lake. In the wintertime, ice fishing is popular on the lake as well.
Park Lake Provincial Park is a birding paradise since the shores are largely wetlands. The park is a popular destination for bird enthusiasts. Visitors can spot a variety of birds, including pelican, red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch, sora and house wren.
Park Lake Provincial Park is a great place to camp with family and friends. The park features a campground that offers a range of amenities, including fire pits, picnic tables, and washrooms. Whether you’re looking to rough it in a tent or enjoy the comforts of an RV, Park Lake Provincial Park has camping opportunities that will suit your needs.
Park Lake Provincial Park is a great place for group activities, including family reunions, corporate events, and school field trips. The park offers several group-use areas that can accommodate large groups. These areas feature picnic tables, fire pits, and washrooms.
The park offers several hiking trails that explore the natural beauty of the area. The trails range from easy to moderate and offer stunning views of the lake and surrounding landscape. Mountain biking is a popular activity at Park Lake Provincial Park.
Geocaching is also common at Park Lake Provincial Park. Visitors can explore the park while searching for hidden caches using GPS coordinates. Geocaching is a fun way to explore the park and learn more about its natural features.
Park Lake Provincial Park is also a good place to have a picnic near Lethbridge. The park offers several picnic areas that feature picnic tables, fire pits, and washrooms. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park while taking in the natural beauty of the area.
Camping at Park Lake
Park Lake Provincial Park has one campground and two group use areas.
|Campground||Amenities||Type of Site||Amount Available||Cost/Night|
|Park Lake Campground|
(May 19 – September 4)
|Firepits, outhouses, playgrounds, power hookups, sewage dump, water taps, fast food concession, firewood (sold), wheelchair accessibility||Power (15/30 amp)||54||$37.00|
|Main Day Use Area|
September 5 – May 18
|Winter camping in the day use area parking lot.||Winter Camping||N/A||Free|
|Area A Group Use|
(May 19 – September 4)
|Cook shelter, firepits, firewood (sold), outhouses, power hookups, water taps||Power & Unserviced||25 units||$245/5 units + $37/extra unit|
|Area B Group Use|
(May 19 – September 4)
|Cook shelter, firepits, firewood (sold), outhouses, power hookups, water taps||Power & Unserviced||25 units||$205/5 units + $29/extra unit|
Day Use at Park Lake
Park Lake Provincial Park has two day use areas: the Boat Launch day use, and Main day use area.
- Boat Launch Day Use – There is a boat launch, firewood (for sale), fish cleaning stations, hand launch, picnic shelter, pier, outhouses, and water taps at this day use area. It is open year round.
- Main Day Use – This day use area gives users access to lakeside recreation. There is a small beach, change rooms, firepits, firewood (for sale), picnic shelter, outhouses, and water taps. The day use area is open year-round and in the wintertime, visitors can camp in the parking lot here for free.
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 201km
Distance to Edmonton: 492km
Distance to Red Deer: 342km
Distance to Lethbridge: 17km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 907km
Coordinates: 49°48’27.2″N 112°55’03.2″W