Camping

Wood Buffalo National Park

2023 reservations launch on March 30, 2023 at 8 a.m. MT. Get more information here.

Effective June 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.: Pine Lake Road is closed from Parson's Lake Road to Peace Point due to an active wildfire in the area. The closure includes all of Pine Lake including the Pine Lake Campground, Kettle Point Group Camp and the Pine Lake Rental Cabins.

Effective May 12, 2023: Recreational fire ban in all areas of Wood Buffalo National Park.
Get fire information and updates here.

Pine Lake Campground

Open May (Victoria Day) long weekend until September 30.

Located 60 km south of Fort Smith, Pine Lake Campground is in the heart of the park on the shores of a sinkhole lake. The area has a beautiful sandy beach, cook shelter, playground, and change rooms.

Pine Lake Campground features:

  • 20 non-electrical sites, including:
    • three large pull-through sites
    • two wheelchair-accessible sites
  • Water (not potable)
  • Fire pits with firewood
  • Flushable toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Bear proof food lockers
  • Emergency phone

Campsites are first-come, first served and cannot be reserved. The campground is rarely full, however overflow sites may be available on long-weekends. Fees apply.

Pine Lake Cabin Rentals

To reserve a cabin, visit the Parks Canada Reservation Service or phone 1-877-737-3783.

Two cabins are available to rent from the May (Victoria Day) long weekend until September 30. Plan your cabin stay here.

Kettle Point Group Campsite

NEW this year: reserve your stay at Kettle Point using the Parks Canada Reservation Service. Reservations launch March 30th at 8 a.m. MT.

Open May (Victoria Day) long weekend until September 30.

Located on Pine Lake, Kettle Point Group Campsite features a large, wheelchair accessible log shelter with a wood stove, picnic tables, and lots of space to store your gear.

This campsite is available for group bookings (minimum group size 8; maximum group size 50) and includes:

  • Large grassy area for tenting
  • Semi-private beach
  • Fire circle
  • Firewood
  • Picnic tables
  • Flushable toilet
  • Playground
  • Non-potable water is available at the Pine Lake Campground. Water from Pine Lake must be filtered or treated before drinking.
  • Access to nearby trails

To reserve Kettle Point Group Campsite, call the Wood Buffalo National Park and Town of Fort Smith Visitor Centre at 867-872-7960. Fees apply

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