Campground Description

There are two parks at Crane Lake, each with its own unique attractions. PARK office located in West Park with firewood sales. East campers must launch on WEST side, (launch closed, east beach has with designated swimming area, newer playground, non-potable water, fish- cleaning stand, and wheelchair accessible outhouses. All campsites in the East area are non-power, and generators can be operated from 7:00AM to 11:00PM; .some sites are very open for group camping. (Gazebo to be built in 2020) In the West Park, amenities include 30-amp power, boat launch, and beach with designated swimming area, fish cleaning stand, non-potable water, and wheelchair accessible outhouses. A few are open enough to be considered double sites.

Local Attractions

Crane Lake is one of the most popular lakes in our region, and with good reason. It’s clear, cool water, and sandy shore make it a favourite amongst water sport enthusiasts. It also hosts a good population of northern pike and yellow perch making it equally as popular for fishermen. (Catch & release on pike, 15 max on perch). The lake itself is picturesque while being only a short distance off the beaten path. Quads are not allowed in Parks but adjacent quad trails are very popular.

Location

Campground Amenities

  • Firepit (Campsites)
  • Firepit (Common)
  • Firewood (Charge)
  • Garbage Cans and Recycling Bins
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Water Pump

Campground Services

Campsite Types

  • RV (<20 feet)
  • RV (<30 feet)
  • RV (<40 feet)
  • RV (<50 feet)

Leisure

  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Playground

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Great camping experience!!

Jul 23, 2020 by Anonymous
My husband, myself and our 4 children camped here for several weeks and had an amazing experience! The camp attendants were super friendly and approachable. The campsite was very clean and my children loved the little playground and beach. We have already booked there again this summer!

Not happy

Jul 22, 2020 by Amy Bosse
We stayed a week at crane lake east side loud music till 4 am generators were going passed 11pm. Loud music was not a pleasant stay will not be going back there again

Very friendly staff, disappointed with the fee structure

Sep 1, 2019 by Jordan Bennett
Staff were super friendly, firewood isn't too expensive, good location. However, I was disappointed that if you come with a 30 foot trailer and 6 people you only pay the $23 for a site, even with 3 vehicles parked on the site. But because we had a truck tent and a normal tent between 4 people, we had to pay an extra $20 because it's "2 units" despite taking up only a fraction of the space an RV would. Seems to me it would be more fair to base the extra charge on number of people instead of number of tents because as it is right now we won't be coming back because of this extra "tax" on tenting it instead of having a massive trailer to sleep everyone in. Other than that it was a great campsite though and we hope they'll restructure the fees so we can continue coming here.

Amazing camping experience

May 19, 2019 by Sarah Nepoose
We love camping here. There’s lots of space, kits for kids to do with the lane and playground right there, it’s clean and well taken care of, and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Will definitely be returning

Rules and Regulations for Visitors:

 

To ensure your stay with us is as enjoyable as possible, the Municipal District of Bonnyville has established several guidelines to ensure safe and responsible camping.

•No person shall interfere with the rights of others to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the park.  Please also refrain from running your generators continuously throughout the day. There will be zero tolerance for excessive noise from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Please respect your fellow campers.

• The swimming and playground areas are NOT supervised. Use at your own risk.

• Secure all valuables. The M.D. of Bonnyville is not responsible for any loss or damage of personal or private property.

• All dogs must be leashed AT ALL TIMES. Dogs are not allowed on the beach AT ANY TIME. Cleaning up after your pets is mandatory.

• Only motor vehicles licensed for highway usage may be operated within the campground. ATVs are prohibited.

• Park guests are expected to maintain clean sites.  Please use the designated garbage bins for waste - not the fire pits. Campsites left in an unacceptable condition may result in a fine of $250.

• Alcohol is not allowed off of your assigned campsite at any time.

• Fireworks are prohibited in all M.D. Parks.

 

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you have to cancel your reservation, please provide at least 72 hours notice, prior to your expected check-in. One night’s stay will be deducted from your camping fees. Failure to notify the park caretaker 72 hours prior to check-in will result in the loss of your entire camping fee.  To read our Campground Operations Bylaw, please visit: www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca/304/Municipal-Owned

 

M.D. CAMPGROUND REGULATIONS DURING COVID-19

As we move into the second stage of resuming business in Alberta, and in order to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy as possible during the global pandemic, there have been a number of changes to our campground regulations.

Following Province of Alberta guidelines, as of June 19, 2020, all Municipal District of Bonnyville owned/operated campgrounds will be implementing changes based around Phase II. This includes opening up group areas, tent sites, washrooms/outhouses, fish cleaning stands, picnic shelters, beaches, and day use areas. Playgrounds were reopened in May. All of these facilities are “use at your own risk”. Washrooms and outhouses will be sanitized or cleaned as per provincial guidelines.

Campers will be responsible for their own water and sewer services. Our caretakers will have a list of contractors who will be able to fill up your water tanks and pump out your grey water.

  • If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home.
  • Group camping sites will be available to reserve. When booking, please keep in mind the need to continue to practice social distancing (six feet or two metres apart).
  • Campers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Site-to-site visits are discouraged, unless the site is occupied by immediate family members or cohort family as recommended by the Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  • M.D. firewood sales will be available. Only credit or debit will be accepted as payment.
  • M.D. campgrounds will not be accepting cash or cheques until further notice.


As always, it is up to you, our visitors, to camp responsibly during this time of COVID-19. You must maintain a social distance of at least six feet at all times, including when gathering outside in groups larger than 100 people. Please remember to wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

The above are based on provincial guidelines, and the M.D. appreciates the cooperation of our campers in following these regulations. Failure to do so, could result in your expulsion from the campground.

Updates to these regulations will be communicated through our website and our Facebook page.

M.D. CAMPGROUND REGULATIONS DURING COVID-19

As we move into the second stage of resuming business in Alberta, and in order to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy as possible during the global pandemic, there have been a number of changes to our campground regulations.

Following Province of Alberta guidelines, as of June 19, 2020, all Municipal District of Bonnyville owned/operated campgrounds will be implementing changes based around Phase II. This includes opening up group areas, tent sites, washrooms/outhouses, fish cleaning stands, picnic shelters, beaches, and day use areas. Playgrounds were reopened in May. All of these facilities are “use at your own risk”. Washrooms and outhouses will be sanitized or cleaned as per provincial guidelines.

Campers will be responsible for their own water and sewer services. Our caretakers will have a list of contractors who will be able to fill up your water tanks and pump out your grey water.

  • If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home.
  • Group camping sites will be available to reserve. When booking, please keep in mind the need to continue to practice social distancing (six feet or two metres apart).
  • Campers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Site-to-site visits are discouraged, unless the site is occupied by immediate family members or cohort family as recommended by the Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  • M.D. firewood sales will be available. Only credit or debit will be accepted as payment.
  • M.D. campgrounds will not be accepting cash or cheques until further notice.


As always, it is up to you, our visitors, to camp responsibly during this time of COVID-19. You must maintain a social distance of at least six feet at all times, including when gathering outside in groups larger than 100 people. Please remember to wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

The above are based on provincial guidelines, and the M.D. appreciates the cooperation of our campers in following these regulations. Failure to do so, could result in your expulsion from the campground.

Updates to these regulations will be communicated through our website and our Facebook page.

No refunds for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.


Modifications are subject to a CDN$5.00 (five) fee.


The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

 

Total silence must be respected between 11 p.m. until 7 a.m.