Located near Prince Albert National Park’s South Gate entrance on scenic Highway #263, Sandy Lake campground rests within a mature forest of spruce, fir and aspen trees. Situated on the eastern shore of Sandy Lake this campground offers easy access to a great beach, picnic shelter and boat launch facilities. Sandy Lake also offers excellent Northern Pike and Walleye fishing.

Sandy Lake Campground can accommodate tents and camping units up to a maximum of 27ft.

Sandy Lake Campground features,

  • 25 back-in sites, unserviced campsites
  • 6 unserviced, walk-in tenting sites
  • Non-reservable, campground operates on a “first come first served” self-registration basis.
  • Accessible Pit toilets
  • Firewood (permit can be purchased at self-registration)
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Camp kitchen and picnic area by lakefront
  • Boat launch
  • Buoyed swim area
  • RV dump station 3 km south on Highway #263

Each Campsite includes,

  • Picnic table
  • Fire-pit (A fire permit must be purchased when checking in at self-registration.)
  • Raised, gravel camping area.

Please note:

There is no water supply available at the Sandy Lake Campground however potable water is supplied at the Meridan sanitation dump/fill station (3km south of Sandy Lake) and the Beaver Glen Campground in Waskesiu.

Laundry facilities and Wifi are available within the town of Waskesiu. For more information on commercial services and facilities available in Waskesiu visit the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce.

Campground Check In / Check Out

Self-registration kiosk:

  • On arrival drive through the campground and choose your site and set-up prior to registration.
  • Note your site number and immediately return to the self-registration kiosk and fill in one of the envelopes provided.
  • Place your cash or cheque* into the envelope and remove the permit stub portion (be sure to include payment in full for all registered nights and fire permits).
  • Deposit the envelope into the vault next to the self-registration kiosk.
  • Place permit stub on site post.

* If you prefer to pay by credit or debit ensure you have set up camp first and then call or visit the Visitor Centre in Waskesiu to make payment.

Check in time is 2:00 pm.

Check out time is 11:00 am.

Additional information:

Sandy Lake Campground Map

Camping Safety, Regulations, and Etiquette

Basic information

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

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.

Camping Safety

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.