Prince Albert National Park
From a short hike to a multi-day paddling excursion, Prince Albert National Park has something for every adventurer!
Stay at one of the 15 designated backcountry campgrounds and enjoy all the wonders of the backcountry with the benefits of a few simple comforts. Each campground is complete with picnic tables, pit toilets, firewood and bear caches. Some sites are now equipped with a newer “bear bar” style of cache requiring supplies to be strung up on a pole using rope.
Prince Albert National Park’s designated backcountry camping sites are located in four different wilderness areas. Backcountry permits are required for all overnight stays and registration is done at the Visitor Centre or South Gate before departure. Backcountry fees apply and sites are registered to campers on a “first come first served” basis.
* Review all camping safety, regulations and etiquette before departure.
Detailed information about Bagwa Canoe Route Backcountry Campgrounds in Prince Albert National Park.
Detailed information about the Crean Lake Backcountry Campground in Prince Albert National Park.
Detailed information about Kingsmere Lake Backcountry Campgrounds in Prince Albert National Park.
Detailed information about Southern Area Backcountry Campgrounds in Prince Albert National Park.
Sandy Lake, Westwind and Northend are designated group camping sites and are available to educational groups. Call the Visitor Centre for more information and to make a reservation.
Random Backcountry Camping
With over 3,800 km² of protected, unspoiled wilderness, the Park offers all adventurers the opportunity to use their wilderness skills. Random backcountry camping is a great way to see the Park without the ‘crowds’. Just remember:
- Register at the Visitor Centre prior to each trip.
- Set up camp further than two kilometres from any public highway or designated campground in Prince Albert National Park*.
- Firewood may be gathered from fallen trees and deadfall on the ground. Do not cut or remove material from standing trees.
*With the exception of these lakes –Waskesiu, Kingsmere, Ajawaan, Bagwa, Lily, Clare, Lavallée, Crean and Lost, where camping is only permitted in a designated campground.
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