Our trip this week, was closer to home. A quick 45 minute drive to the Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, south east of Edmonton.
With the Alberta summer finally setting in, the campsite was full by Friday morning! Luckily we had friends drive out and grab us a site first thing. Note to oneself: the campgrounds that are closer to the city fill up very quickly when the weather is forecast to be good. Make sure you book in advance!
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park campsite offers large gravel, tree-lined sites, a new washroom facility and a couple of 'outhouse' buildings. There is a general store and liquor store within walking distance.
Nearby there is an excellent area for the kids, with play park and beach and picnic tables. The water is typical Alberta lake water, but the kids don't seem to notice and happily splash around and make mud pies!
This is a good choice for a quick get away destination for city dwellers, that don't want to travel to far.
A few facts about Miquelon Lake Provincial Park:
- The park is 1299 hectares in size
- Is part of the Cookin Lake Moraine or 'Beaver Hills"
- Is dominated by trembling aspen, balsam poplar and white spruce forests
- More than 200 bird species visit the area annually
- Has a 10-kilometre interconnecting trail system (with more trails planned for the near future)
For further information go to http://www.albertaparks.ca/