Buffalo Lake Campground Alberta Provincial Park.

The Buffalo Lake campground is located approximately 110km east of the city of Red Deer and 130km south east of the city of Edmonton. There are 30 well treed sites that can be reserved. See the official web site link below for reservation information. Access may be dusty due to 5km of gravel road before the entrance. This campground offers campsites for both tents and larger RV's, pump water, fire wood, picnic tables, dry toilets, playground, sandy beach, swimming area and a boat launch. Buffalo Lake offers good northern Pike fishing, you'll need a fishing license to try your luck. There are both open camp sites on well kept grass near the lake and treed sites located in the surrounding Boreal Forest. This campground is excellent for families with young children, the kids can spend hours on the long sandy beach and nearby playground. There is a protected swimming area also. Depending on the time of year or natural circumstances the lake may experience an algae bloom which causes the water to turn green. Elk, Deer and Moose frequent the area and it is also excellent for shorebird and waterfowl bird watching. The Narrows Campground and Rochon Sands Campground are also located nearby. Night skies here rank # 4 on the Bortle Scale. It's interesting to note that In 1858, Father Lacombe, then a young missionary, travelled for two days in bitter weather to help a group of Blackfoot Indians dying of scarlet fever  located in their encampment on the east shore of Buffalo Lake. After treating them for 20 days, he too almost died from the fever, but later recovered to become a leading figure in Alberta's history. (Source U of A).

See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

Official Website

  Beach swimming area.
Camp kitchen Campsite
Campsite Campsite
  Buffalo Lake algae bloom.
Beach Beach
Choke Cherrie berries. Choke Cherrie berries.
Choke Cherrie berries. Choke Cherrie berries.
Nearby marsh. Nearby marsh.

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