Prince Albert National Park offers a wide range of camping from fully serviced and primitive (non-serviced) vehicle accessible campgrounds to simpler “get back to nature” backcountry campgrounds.
Located throughout the park are a number of vehicle accessible campgrounds, each with its own unique character and opportunities. From peaceful lakeside tenting at Namekus Lake to full service RV camping in the heart of Waskesiu, you’ll find a campground experience tailored to your needs in Prince Albert National Park.
Immersing yourself in the great Canadian wilderness is an unforgettable way to experience Prince Albert National Park. If you like to get away from it all, you can hike or paddle to one of 14 designated backcountry campgrounds in the heart of nature, with basic services to support your adventure.
Parks Canada Reservation Service
Camping Safety, Regulations, and Etiquette
Please familiarise yourself with the camping regulations and proper campground etiquette to ensure that you and others enjoy the best possible camping experience. For additional information on campground regulations and etiquette please speak with the campground kiosk attendant or contact the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre.
- Campers must agree to abide by all campground rules and regulations as provided at time of registration.
- Maximum length of stay at a campsite is 21 days. After 21 days visitors must move to a new site. Note: the maximum length of stay at a site in the Narrows Campground is one month.
- Unoccupied Campsite - In the instances where a tent or trailer is unoccupied for 48 hours or a campsite is vacant for 24 hours, camping permits can be cancelled and equipment removed.
- Alcohol restrictions at all front country campgrounds (Red Deer excluded) on all spring/summer long weekends. See the Prince Albert National Park Important Bulletins for more details.
- Campsite capacity is 6 persons (unless a family unit consists of adults with dependent children)
- Maximum of two vehicles per site and must be kept on the gravel pad.
- One wheeled camping unit plus one tent, OR two tents allowed per site. Red Deer Campground sites must include one wheeled camping unit utilizing the services provided. No additional camping units are permitted on the oTENTik sites.
- All equipment and vehicles must be placed on the site, not in trees or on the roadway.
- A person may be registered to only one site at any time.
- Camping permits are non-transferable.
- Check out time is 11:00 am the day of departure.
- Park staff may enter your site to check for unattended wildlife attractants and which may be secured by parks staff to reduce the public safety risk. Items not claimed within 48 hours will be considered abandoned. Food items will be disposed of and non-food items will be placed into the Lost & Found at the Visitor Centre.
Reservation System No-Show Policy
Reservation System No-Show Policy - If you have not checked-in at the campground by 11:00 a.m. the day after your scheduled day of arrival, and if you have not contacted the park to inform them of your late arrival, you will be deemed a “No-Show”. Your reservation will be cancelled and your campsite will be made available to other guests.
Quiet hours are 11pm to 7am. No excessive noise at any time.
A fire permit is required to have a campfire at your campsite. Fires are permitted only in the fire pits provided in your campsite. Only burn the wood provided at designated wood piles. Collecting and burning forest material from around your campsite is prohibited.
Pets are permitted in campgrounds but must be under physical control at all times and never left unattended.
Generator use allowed in front-country campgrounds from 10am to 6pm only and must be placed on the gravel pad. Generator use is prohibited in all backcountry campgrounds at all times.
A clean campsite, free of animal attractants is the best way to prevent wildlife conflicts in campgrounds. An animal attractant is any item that has an odour or may be visually associated with food. Food items, personal hygiene products, dirty dishes, pet food, garbage, even an empty cooler are all examples of an animal attractant.
- When not being used, these items should be stored in a secure location such as your RV, vehicle or designated storage facility provided by Parks Canada.
- Never store wildlife attractants or prepare food in a soft sided shelter such as a tent or oTENTik.
- Promptly dispose of all garbage and/or recycling into containers provided.
Ensuring you are familiar with your equipment and are prepared for changes in weather are additional ways to plan for a safe camping trip. For more information and tips to ensure a safe camping experience visit the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Safety Page.
Prince Albert National Park Camping Fees
- Your camping fees support the visitor services and facilities within Prince Albert 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…
Other Places to Stay in Prince Albert National Park
- Do you prefer a warm bed and a roof over your head? Visit the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce for information on hotels, condos and cabin rentals in the town of Waskesiu.