Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

Starting June 26, 2020, Elk Island National Park will offer limited camping services at Astotin Lake Campground.

  • Showers facilities are available at Astotin Lake Campground 
  • Group and equipped camping is cancelled for the season
  • All oTENTiks are cancelled for the season

Visit Elk Island National Park COVID-19 page for updates on available park facilities and services.

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.

Reservations will be available April 13, 2021 at 8 a.m. CST for visits between May 2021 and October 2021.

Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). Available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local park 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.

Winter camping

Winter camping creates unforgettable memories for those who conquer cool winter conditions. Gather your winter gear and head to Astotin Lake Campground to take on the challenge.

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 Campground

The Oster Lake backcountry campground is located on the west shore of Oster Lake, one of the most picturesque and serene areas of the park. This tenting site provides a truly unique and wild camping experience. Oster Lake Backcountry Campground is a newly designated hike-in site with six campsites available for reservation.

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.

Learn to Camp

Are you new to camping? Visit the Elk Island National Park Learn to Camp page for information on trip planning, equipment lists, menu ideas and more…

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.

Reserve by phone:

Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). Available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local park time

Outside of North America: (519) 826-5391

If you would like more general information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888.