Department

Recreation Services

Recreation

The health and safety of the public and Westlock County team members is our top priority.

Westlock County encourages the use of accessible green spaces for outdoor activity.  Visitors who utilize these spaces are reminded that they are responsible for their own safety. We are following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the efforts to limit he spread of COVID-19 and reduce risk to visitors, employees, and other users.

Effective March 24, 2020, Westlock County is temporarily prohibiting all visitors to $10 Campground and Spruce Island Quad Park until further notice.

We will re-evaluate the temporary closure on an ongoing basis and keep you updated as more information becomes available.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE. SEE YOU IN 2022!

Visiting Long Island Lake Municipal Campground in 2021

Westlock County and area residents are welcoming the warmer weather and preparing for enjoyable outdoor activities, including going to Long Island Lake Municipal Campground on a hot summer day.  We need your help to keep our campground safe and accessible to ensure the safety of all who want to enjoy the water, beach and camping. While the province is removing mandatory restrictions/controls, we will continue to implement safety precautions required to keep staff and users safe. These include precautions advised by Alberta Health, such as:

    • Don’t visit if you’re sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
    • Continue to wash/sanitize your hands before and after using high-touch shared amenities like washrooms, bear bins, water fill stations and dumping stations
    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and tissues. Plan ahead to ensure you have enough food, water and toilet paper.
    • Follow all COVID-19 information for Albertans and the advice of public health experts to protect yourself and others during this pandemic.
    • Leave no trace; pack our what you pack in. This will keep our campground clean and reduce the potential for human-wildlife encounters.

PLEASE NOTE, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ISSUED THIS 2021 SEASON.

Permitting Changes:
No drive up will be allowed or administered

NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED ON THE BEACH. Camping permit holders have assigned tables corresponding to camping permit numbers on the beach for their use only.

Please review the new policy and bylaw prior to making a reservation (click here to view) 

Days and Hours of Operation 

  • Camp office phone open from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday; 780-954-2261, no bookings are being taken by drive-up
  • Gate is open from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. for paid permit holders
  • Absolute Check in time 6:00 p.m.
  • Absolute Checkout time is 4:00 p.m.
  • Quiet time 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  (no barking dogs and no generators)

The following permits must be booked ONLINE:

  • Overnight Camping Sites $25.00 per night/unit
  • Tenting Sites $20.00 per night/per tent
  • Day Use/Visitor Permits $10.00 per vehicle (limited quantities available daily, online booking starts at 9:00 a.m. each day for that day, first come first serve basis in designated beach area)

Call Park Manager in advance to book these permits:

  • Stay n’ Play Day Pass Permit $20.00 (limited quantities available, valid from 9:00am – 9:00pm)
  • Stay n’ Play Camping Permit $20.00 (limited quantities available, valid from 6:00pm – 4:00pm next day)
  • Boating/Trailer Permit $20.00 (limited quantities available)
  • Buses/Large Vans $50.00

Additional charges

  • Non-refundable Reservation Fee $12.50 is charged to every camping/tenting site booking
  • Change of Reservation Fee $12.50 (name changes, date or site changes, moving site due to weather or COVID)
  • Additional vehicles $10.00
  • Additional Tent for camping site is $20.00/night
  • A charge back fee equal to one nights camping fee will be charged back to the permit holder for;
    • early entry
    • late departure
    • or if the site is deemed unclean by the Park Officer or their designate
  • Septic Disposal Fee $5.00/use for registered campers and $10.00/use for non-registered campers
  • Firewood $8.00 (Subject to Availability)
  • GST will be added to all Fees
  • Weekends must be booked as two nights starting on the Friday (an email will be sent if booked incorrect or cancel with no refund)
  • Long Weekends must include the holiday inclusive of the three days (an email will be sent if booked incorrect or cancelled with no refund)

Note: -All ATVs will only be allowed in and out of the park on trailers. -Pets are not allowed in public areas and must be leashed at sites, constant barking will not be tolerated. -No Horses are allowed within the recreation lease/or Municipal Campground boundaries. -All rules are subject to the New Recreation Bylaw 05-2019 (please review prior to booking your reservation) and 6.13 County Campgrounds Policy 

NEW 2021 DAY USE PERMIT MAP

2021 Map

2021 Brochure 

05-2019 Parks Bylaw

Social Media Engagement Notice

Office of Boating Safety

Sport fishing requires a license for anyone 17-64 years old, residents of Alberta, non-residents of Alberta and residents from outside of Canada for full details see link below.

Alberta Conservation Association

2021 Alberta Fishing Regulations

*Please review the fishing guide as there are changes for this 2020-21 season* Yellow Perch – qty. 15 Northern Pike – qty. 1 – over 63 cm (all other fish must be released)

  • Long Island Lake (NB2)
  • May 15 to Mar. 31
  • Apr. 1 to May 14 – CLOSED

Driving Directions

From the Town of Westlock, 22 km North on Hwy 44 to Dapp Corner (Hwy’s 44, 661 E & 801 Junction), then 12 km North on Hwy 801 and 3 km East.

During the 2021 Budget deliberations Westlock County Council chose to permanently close Echo Lake with the intention of selling the property.
Administration will post the details of the market value for this recreational property and opportunities to enhance for future use when all the information has been collaborated and executed.

Thank you for your patience.

Rainbow Park is a perfect site for a relaxing day in the country. This day use picnic site is located in Westlock County and encompasses 20 acres with a sheltered picnic building, numerous fire pits, picnic tables and plenty of open space for outdoor activities and games. There is a large pond stocked annually with trout for angling enthusiasts. Rainbow Park is located 4 miles east of Westlock on Highway 18. It is 1/2 mile south of Highway 18 on the west side of Range Road 255.

ALBERTA CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION 

05-2019 Parks Bylaw

Alberta Discover Guide

Alberta Fishing Regulations

My Wild Alberta

Conserving Alberta’s Wild Side

A family that plays together stays together, that’s why recreation is an important part of the County, we are a close-knit community which includes:

Recreation Photo Gallery

Department Contacts

Adrienne Finnegan

Community Services Coordinator

780-307-0582

Email Adrienne