Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Williamson

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About Williamson

Williamson Provincial Park is located on the southern shore of Sturgeon Lake across the lake from thee much larger Young’s Point Provincial Park. That park is extremely small at just 0.2km2. The park was named after Alexander Williamson – a local landowner who arrived in the area in the early 1920s from Scotland.

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Activities at Williamson

Williamson Provincial Park is built around the lake. There is a beach for swimmers, and good lake access for canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, and boating. Water skiing and fishing are popular water activities on the lake. There is a campground for overnight stays in the park. In the wintertime, ice fishing is a popular activity on the lake.

Camping at Williamson

There is one campground in Williamson Provincial Park with both powered and unserviced sites.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Williamson Campground
(May 19 – September 26)
Boat launch, firepits, firewood, fish clenaing stations, picnic shelter, outhouses, playground, power hookups, sewage dump, water tapsPower (15 amp)31$37.00
Unserviced 36$29.00
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Williamson

The day use area in Williamson Provincial Park has a beach, change rooms, firepits, fish cleaning stations, picnic shelters, outhouses, playgrounds, water taps


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 611km

Distance to Edmonton: 368km

Distance to Red Deer: 490km

Distance to Lethbridge: 837km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 94km

Coordinates: 55°04’55.6″N 117°33’27.1″W

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