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Prince Albert National Park

Backcountry Campgrounds - Accessible by trail or water, not vehicle accessible

As of May 18, 2012, use of generators in the backcountry is prohibited.

Stay at one of the 14 designated backcountry campgrounds. Enjoy all the wonders of the backcountry with the benefits of a few simple comforts. Each campground is complete with picnic tables, pit privies, firewood and bear caches. Whether you want a short hike or multi-day trip we have something for every adventurer! Backcountry permits are required for all overnight stays. Contact the Visitor Centre for details on backcountry routes and permits.

Winter campers at a designated backcountry campsite Winter campers at a designated backcountry campsite
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Group Camping

Sandy Lake, Westwind and Northend are designated group camping sites and are available to educational groups. Call the Visitor Centre at (306) 663-4522 for more information and to make a reservation.

Random Backcountry Camping

With over 3800 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 your trip. 
  • You must be further than two kilometres from any public highway or designated campground in Prince Albert National Park*.

*With the exception of these lakes –Waskesiu, Kingsmere, Ajawaan, Bagwa, Lily, Clare, Lavallee, Crean and Lost Lake, where you must camp in a designated campground.