Camping Safety, Regulations and Etiquette
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.
Campground 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.
- 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.
- Alcohol and cannabis restrictions at all front country campgrounds on all spring/summer long weekends. See the Prince Albert National Park Important Bulletins for more details.
- Quiet hours are 11pm to 7am. No excessive noise at any time.
- Campsite capacity is 6 persons (unless a family unit consists of adults with dependent children)
- Pets are permitted in campgrounds but must be under physical control at all times and never left unattended.
- 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.
- 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 person may be registered to only one site at any time.
- Camping permits are non-transferable.
- 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.
- 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.