Alberta's newest campgrounds for 2012

Province expands camping reservation website for 2012

8 new campgrounds, 71 group camping areas and 16 heritage attractions to be added to Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca.

Edmonton... Next year Albertans and visitors can reserve a campsite online at 59 provincial campgrounds as eight new campgrounds and 71 group camping sites are added to the reservation website.

Starting February 21, 2012, the newest campgrounds, available for online reservations up to 90 days in advance of arrival, include:

  • Beauvais Lake Provincial Park near Pincher Creek;
  • Chain Lakes Provincial Park near Nanton;
  • Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area near Rocky Mountain House;
  • Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area near Rimbey;
  • William A. Switzer Provincial Park: Jarvis Lake campground near Hinton; and
  • Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park: Spruce Coulee, Reesor Lake and Battle Creek campgrounds near Medicine Hat.

New in 2012, 71 provincial group camping areas will also be available for online and phone reservations on Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca or by calling 1-877-537-2757. In 2012, online and phone reservations for these group camping areas begin February 13 and can be made for the entire 2012 season. The remaining 58 group camping areas will take reservations by phone on January 3, 2012, and will be added to the website in the future.