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Wabasca-Desmarais Lions Club Campground

Located on the North Wabasca Lake outside the community of Wabasca-Desmarais in Northern Alberta. Once you reach the 4way stop that connects Highway 754 which comes from Slave Lake and Highway 813 leading from Athabasca you go north onto Mistassiniy Road. Follow until you reach the 3way stop and turn north again onto Lakeview Drive and follow as it transitions into a gravel road driving a total of 13kms from the 3way.

We are not a Provincial Campground so there are no Free nights!

We have camp attendants that are located at the log house as you first enter the campground next to the gates. You pay any fees to the attendant as you arrive. If they are not waiting at the loghouse than please choose an empty site and they will stop in later to say hi and collect fees. Any deals we have running they will inform you about. The atendants live on site throughout the summer.

Amenities

  • Aspen Loop which is located on the hill
    • 20 power sites
    • Fire pit and picnic table at each site
    • No Lake access
    • Outhouses located close by and cleaned daily
    • Firewood is free and the attendant will deliver to your site if there is none in the firewood bins.
    • The location is covered in Aspen trees and is a Fire Smart area
      • The undergrowth is removed regularly
      • The tall unstable trees are marked in the spring for removal in the fall
      • Please note what trees are around your site during high winds
      • You are in the woods so this is a stay are your own risk location
    • Please lock your doors and move valuables out of sight
    • These sites are first come, first serve 
    • $30 per site, please pay the attendant.
  • Spruce Loop which is located at the bottom of the hill at the end of the road
    • 15 non-power sites
    • Fire pit and picnic table at each site
    • Lake access and views
    • Outhouses located close by and cleaned daily
    • Firewood is free and the attendant will deliver to your site if there is none in the wood bins. 
    • This location is covered in Spruce trees and is a Fire Smart area
      • The undergrowth is removed regularly
      • The tall unstable trees are marked in the spring for removal in the fall
      • Please note what trees are around your site during high winds
      • You are in the woods so it is a stay at your own risk location
    • Please lock your doors and move valuables out of sight
    • These sites are first come, first serve
    • $20 per site, please pay the attendant.
  • Public Beach
    • Sandy beach that is clean and maintained
    • Located along the lake with parking at each end
    • Outhouses located at each end in the parking lots and cleaned daily
    • Beach is unsupervised so please use at your own risk
    • Day use only area
    • Please lock your doors and move valuables out of sight
  • Public Picnic Area
    • Located above the beach along a pathway
    • Fire pits and picnic tables at various locations on the path
    • Outhouses located in parking areas
    • Covered shelter now located on the north end of the picinic area
    • Day use only area
    • Please lock your doors and move valuables out of sight
  • Large Group Camp Area - Group Site 1
    • 8 power heads located around the space
    • Large open space that 8-16 campers plus vehicles can fit into
    • Private Outhouse located in the space cleaned daily when space is being used
    • Located on the hill among the trees makes it very secluded, quiet and private
    • No Beach access
    • Call for reservations
    • $150 per night
  • Small Group Camp Area - Group Site 2
    • 6 power outlits located around the space
    • Covered shelter for group meals and gatherings out of the rain.
    • Open area that can fit 4-6 campers plus vehicles
      • May be a tight squeeze now with the shelter
    • Private Outhouse located in the space cleaned daily when space is being used
    • Located next to the lake with easy access to the beach and swimming area
    • Call for reservations
    • $150 per night

Water, SaniDump and Boat Launch

  • Drinking Water
    • Please bring all the water you will need for your stay.
    • Currently our Cysterns are not a viable source of clean water so we have not refilled them.
    • Within Wabasca there are no locations to refill your Campers unless you know someone willing to fill you up from their home.
    • We are in the process of getting a tank to supply clean water but will not be able to hook up to campers. 
  • SaniDump
    • The SaniDump is located at the Eli Cardinal Park/Wharf
      • You will have to pass it along the road up to the campground.
    • We recently closed the in campground SaniDump as it was to close to the lake.
  • Boat Launch 
    • We have a small boat launch with a dock located at the far side of the Aspen Loop.
    • Larger boats we recomend you launch from the Eli Cardinal Park/Wharf
    • There is Parking for your truck and trailer 
    • Day use only area
    • Fish Cleaning station located in this area
      • Please keep clean and do not throw bones or guts into the garbage bins or in the bush
      • This behaviour brings the bears in sooner
    • Please lock your doors and move valuables out of sight

Contact Information

  • Joy Grant - Campground Supervisor / Club Secretary / Club Membership Rep
    • Cell: 780-891-0018
      • (this is my personal cell number as the lions does not have a land line)
    • Please send a text meassage if I am unable to answer.
  • Group Site Registration
    • Starting 2016 no reservations will be taken before April 1st
    • Dates fill up very fast
  • Camping Season 2017
    • May 15th till September 28th
  • Camping Season 2018
    • May 11th till September 28th
  • Camping Season 2019
    • Starting 2019 we will be accepting reservations for the group sites on March 1st
    • Camping Season is May 12th till September 29th
    • Non-refundable Deposit of half the amount you are booked for you be required in advance. Make arrangements with Joy when she contacts you to confirm your bookings.
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