Big Lakes County is home to 26,957 hectares of park and protected natural assets that offer a variety of outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike.

Notable Parks & Natural Assets
Lesser Slave Lake & Wildland:

Lesser Slave Lake is the third largest lake in Alberta, covering 1,160km2 and measuring over 100km long and 15km at its widest point. The Lesser Slave Lake Wildland, located on the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake, contains important fish spawning and rearing habitat, key waterfowl staging and production areas, moose habitat and critical moose winter range, as well as bald eagle and osprey nesting areas.

Grouard-Peace River Trail:

Connecting the western end of Lesser Slave Lake to the Peace River, the Grouard-Peace River Trail was originally used by Aboriginal peoples and later became well-trodden with missionaries, gold-seekers, traders, and homesteaders. The trail is currently rebuilt around Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park through to Police Point Natural Area with extensions east and northwest planned.

Winagami Lake Provincial Park & Wildland:

Winagami Lake is a provincial park and wildland located approximately 30km northwest of High Prairie.

Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park:

Hilliard’s Bay is a provincial park located 40km from High Prairie, on the northwest shore of Lesser Slave Lake.

Activities for Land-Lovers:

Cycling, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Birding, Camping, Mountain Biking, Hunting, OHV Riding, Horseback Riding, Golfing.

Activities for Lake-Lovers:

Swimming, Fishing & Ice Fishing, Sailing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Power Boating, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, Paddle Boarding.

Campgrounds

Boasting Alberta’s largest inland marina and many other marinas, Big Lakes County is a freshwater playground. Marinas are located along Lesser Slave Lake, Winagami, and Snipe Lake.

780-355-2530

Faust, AB

1 launch/110 slip marina

Total Campground Sites: 207

Reel In Resort

780-355-2727

Faust, AB

1 boat launch

780-776-2227

Joussard, AB

1 launch/30 slip marina

Total Campground Sites: 50 lots and 3 cabins

780-776-0002

Joussard, AB

1 launch/120 marina

Total Campground Sites: 175

780-355-2225

Faust, AB

1 launch/35 slip marina

Total Campground Sites: 90

780-751-3900

751-15A Range Road 141, AB

5 launch/75 slip/2 marinas

Total Campground Sites: 255 lots and 5 cabins

1-877-537-2757

11 km East of Grouard, AB

1 boat launch

Total Campground Sites: 170

587-803-5763

Sunset House, AB

1 boat launch

Total Campground Sites: 92

1-877-537-2757

20 km north of High Prairie, AB

1 boat launch

Total Campground Sites: 66

780-775-2117

Kinuso, AB

1 launch/100 marina

Total Campground Sites: 163

780-355-2727

Joussard, AB

1 launch/35 slip marina

Total Campground Sites: 86

780-523-7214

Enilda, AB

Total Campground Sites: 25