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Elk Island National Park


Visitors prepare a meal in the Astotin Lake campground
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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. Nestled in the Astotin Lake Area, the campground is close to the beach, soccer field, playground, golf course and theatre during the months of July and August.

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.


Parks Canada oTENTik cabins in the Astotin Campground offer an easy and relaxing family camping experience. The oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a spacious blend of a tent and an A-frame cabin equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor.

Astotin Lake Campground

Enjoy a true wilderness experience less than one hour East of Edmonton. The Astotin Lake Campground is an excellent place to watch sunsets and starry skies.

Astotin Lake Group Camping Area

Nestled in the Astotin Lake Area the group campground is close to the beach, soccer field, playground, golf course and theatre. The Astotin Lake group camping area is able to accommodate up to 60 people this is a great option for family reunions or company retreats.

Oster Lake Backcountry Tenting Area

The Oster Lake backcountry tenting area is located on the west shore of Oster Lake in one of the most picturesque and serene areas of the park. This hike in tenting only site provides a truly unique and wild camping experience.

Equipped Campsites

Equipped Campsites provide the opportunity to go camping even if you don’t have camping equipment or simply want to avoid the hassle of organizing and packing everything for your camping trip.
Parks Canada Reservation Service
  • Planning ahead is one of the best ways to make the most of your camping experience. Travel with peace of mind, visit the Parks Canada Reservation Service to pre-book you favorite campsite. Start planning your next camping experience, 2017 campground reservations begin at 08:00 on January 12, 2017!
Camping Safety, Regulations, and Etiquette
Elk Island National Park Camping Fees
  • Your camping fees support the visitor services and facilities within Elk Island National Park.
Learn to Camp
  • Are you new to camping? Visit the Parks Canada Learn to Camp page for information on trip planning, equipment lists, menu ideas and more…