Camping

Elk Island National Park

You don’t have to go home after watching a beautiful sunset at Elk Island National Park. Consider staying overnight at one of our three camping sites with options to stay in a tent, RV, or the backcountry.

Gather with friends and family around a warm bonfire. You may hear the wild call of a pack of coyotes or see the dancing glow of the aurora borealis in a starlit sky. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the park at night time.

Astotin Lake Campground

Enjoy a wilderness camping experience less than an hour east of Edmonton at the Astotin Lake Campground!

Astotin Lake Group Camping Area

The group camping area can accommodate large groups and is a great option for family reunions or company retreats.

Oster Lake Backcountry Campground

Oster Lake Backcountry Campground is a hike-in tenting-only site that provides a truly unique and wild camping experience.

oTENTik

A cross between a rustic cabin and a tent, the Parks Canada oTENTik is a relaxing way to experience camping.

Winter camping

Create unforgettable winter camping memories at Elk Island National Park. Gather winter gear and head to the park to take on the challenge.

Learn-to Camp - Edmonton

The Parks Canada Learn to Camp Program at Elk Island National Park will help you start enjoying the great Canadian outdoors.

Camping Safety, Regulations and Etiquette

Parks Canada is committed to providing visitors with information on how to safely camp and explore natural spaces.

Reservation launch dates

We're moving our reservation system to a new platform! Because of this change, Parks Canada will be launching reservations for the 2023 season starting in March. As of March 3, you’ll need to create a new account, even if you've used our system before.

See launch dates and times
How to prepare for launch day

Reserve by phone:

Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). Available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local park time

Outside of North America: (519) 826-5391

If you would like more general information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888.

Elk Island National Park Camping Fees
  • Your camping fees support the visitor services and facilities within Elk Island National Park.

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