Visit the COVID-19 and your visit to Wood Buffalo National Park for updates on park facilities and services.

GNWT Public Service Announcement – If you’re looking to camp in Wood Buffalo National Park this summer, here’s what you need to know

A variety of camping experiences are available in the park. Frontcountry campsites are available at Pine Lake Campground which is a forty-five minute drive from Fort Smith. The campground is nestled in the trees, with a lakeside day-use area and swimming beach nearby. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Large groups may wish to make use of the Kettle Point Group Camp located at the south end of Pine Lake. Reservations are required.

Backcountry camping is available throughout the park. Park use permits are required for overnight stays in the backcountry. Some restrictions apply.

Fort Smith NT – May 21, 2021 Visitors are currently able to access the following services and facilities;

    What’s Open (as of May 21, 2021)
    • All official hiking trails
    • Day Use Areas
    • Pine Lake Campground
    • Pine Lake Rental Cabins
    • Kettle Point Group Camp
    • Fort Smith Visitor Centre
    • Backcountry Camping
    What’s Closed (updated May 21, 2021)

    The following facilities remain closed until further notice:

    • Salt River Day Use Area Building (due to open mid-summer 2021)
    • Kettle Point Group Camp Building

    For up-to-date road information: