Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Wabamum Lake

About Wabamum Lake

Wabamum Lake Provincial Park is located on the north-eastern shore of Wabamun Lake about 60km west of Edmonton on the Yellowhead Highway. It is a favourite for golfers and lake enthusiasts alike and has well-developed services available for those that want to ease into camping – or the seasoned campers that just want to get away for a weekend.

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Summer at Wabamum Lake

Wabamum Lake is a popular destination for Edmontonians looking to enjoy the water on a hot, summer afternoon (or weekend). The park has well developed facilities for lake users such as change rooms, a beach, and flush washrooms. Popular activities include swimming, power boating, water skiing, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. On the land, there are hiking (boardwalks in the day use area), mountain biking, camping, birding, and geocaching opportunities. Birders can view hooded mergansers, bald eagles, mallards, gulls, terns, rails, herons, loons, kingfishers, sandpipers, ospreys, western grebes, ravens, gray jays, and great gray owls.

Wabamum Lake Provincial Park is popular for golfers as well because it is adjacent to a golf course with two others nearby.

Tobias Mandt, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Winter at Wabamum Lake

There isn’t much for winter activities at Wabamum Lake Provincial Park.

Camping at Wabamum Lake

Wabamum Lake Provincial Park has one large campground with unserviced sites, powered sites, and some group use sites. It is open between April 28 and October 31. The campground has firepits, firewood (for sale), flush toilets, playgrounds, sewage disposal, showers, and is beside a golf course. The campground is also wheelchair accessible.

Type of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Power (15/30 amp)109$45.00
Unserviced Campsites166$37.00
Group Camping
Group A (unserviced)37$245.00/5 units + $37.00/extra unit
Group B (unserviced)12 (tents only)$245.00/5 units + $37.00/extra unit
Group E (unserviced)12$245.00/5 units + $37.00/extra unit
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Wabamum Lake

Wabamum Lake has one day use area with a boat launch, change rooms, flush toilets, firepits, lifejacket loaner station, a pier, playground, and picnic shelters.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 366km

Distance to Edmonton: 67km

Distance to Red Deer: 218km

Distance to Lethbridge: 569km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 401km

Coordinates: 53°33’48.1″N 114°25’41.6″W

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