Located in Alberta, Canada, Long Lake is about an hour and a half from Edmonton, south of Boyle. Established in 1957, the park has an elevation of 625 m (2,051 feet) and includes 14.3 square km (5.5 square miles). On the eastern and western shores of a long, winding lake, the majority of the park consists of boreal forest.
A visit to Long Lake Provincial Park will provide you with plenty of ways to keep busy. Camping is available, with both serviced and unserviced sites, for tent campers and those with RVs. There are abundant activities to engage in during the warmer months of the year, including kayaking and canoeing, fishing, windsurfing and waterskiing. When the weather cools off, you can enjoy skiing (both cross country and downhill), as well as ice fishing.
When seeking a place for your next vacation, take a closer look at Long Lake Provincial Park. No matter the time of year that you choose to visit and what activities you decide to engage in, you will have the opportunity to relax and have fun, while taking in the park’s beautiful scenery.
From Edmonton, take AB-28 E to AB-831 N. Next follow AB-831 N for 37.1 km (23.05 miles), turning right toward Township Rd 631 A. Take Township Rd 631 A for 2.5 km (1.55 miles) and turn left onto Range Rd 191A to the entrance of the park.
Parking is available throughout Long Lake Provincial Park.
Public transportation is not available to Long Lake Provincial Park.
Long Lake Campground, which is located in Long Lake Provincial Park, is made up of six sections; campgrounds A, B, C, D, E and F. In total, the campground offers 145 sites that include power hook-ups, 75 that are unserviced and six walk-in sites. Campsites can be reserved ahead of time, ensuring you have a space to camp during your visit. Campground A includes toilets and is where you can find the walk-in sites, In addition, there is a grocery store, concession and laundromat. Campgrounds B and C include toilets, and campground C hosts a park as well. Campgrounds D, E and F offer electricity, along with toilets, with campground E providing a fish-cleaning station. Water is available at each campground and showers are available near campground B. Wherever you choose to camp, you will be able to easily access the beach and the lake, along with all of the fun the park has to offer.
Long Lake Provincial Park offers two group camp sites; Group Campground A and Group Campground B. Located north of campground A, Group Campground A has a picnic shelter, easy access to the beach, a boat launch and a fish cleaning station. Group Campground B has bathrooms and a picnic shelter, along with easy access to showers and sewage dumping. Both group campgrounds offer the space you need to spread out with those you care about and relax after a day of fun in the park!
A popular activity at Long Lake Provincial Park is swimming in the lake. The lake is deep and offers great spots for swimming. From the months of June through September, you will find the water to be warm enough for an enjoyable swim, and the overall quality of the lake’s water is excellent. Swimming in the lake can be a main focus of your visit, or a quick way to cool off after engaging in another activity. While enjoying the refreshing water, you will also have the chance to take in the lake’s beautiful surroundings.
Long Lake Provincial Park offers trails for those who enjoy hiking and biking. Mountain bikers developed the majority of the trail system, most of which is located in a small northern part of the park. The trails are also open for hikers to use, and there are also opportunities for hiking along an older network of roads and trails that can be found in the park’s larger southern portion. Exploring the park by bike or on foot is a great way to take in the scenery while also getting in some good exercise!
Another opportunity to explore the park and get a workout is to spend some time on the lake in a kayak or canoe. A new boat launch on Old Sambro offers the chance to get your watercraft into the water easily. As motorized boats are prohibited, the lake will be ideal for you to enjoy from your chosen vessel. Paddle along at your leisure and relax and take in the scenery as you like.
Just because there is snow on the ground does not mean that you cannot engage in activity at Long Lake Provincial Park. In fact, there are things that you can only do when there is snow on the ground! Cross-country skiing, for example, is popular in the park. During your visit, you can explore the trails and old roads that are located north of Long Lake, taking in the snow-covered scenery as you glide along at your own pace. Bring along something warm to drink and enjoy a break from the action where you can take in your surroundings.
Located at Long Lake Provincial Park is Long Lake Ski Area, just south of Boyle. The area includes 12 runs, providing opportunities for beginning through advanced skiers and snowboarders. Two lifts provide access to all of the runs, which are located among trees and offer lake views. Rentals are available for skiers of all ages. Skiing is an excellent way to spend time in the park and take in its beautiful scenery.
Whether you are a frequent angler or are interested in trying something new, Long Lake Provincial Park provides the opportunity for ice fishing. Imagine catching fish with lines and hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on Long Lake. Spending time ice fishing will give you the chance to take in the solitude of the park along with its beauty, while also having a unique experience!