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Astotin Lake Sandy Beach Campground.

Elk Island National Park, Alberta.

The Astotin Lake Sandy Beach campground is located in Elk Island National Park on the east shore of Astotin Lake approximately 50km east of the City of Edmonton. There are 77 sites with reservations available by calling 1-877-737-3783. This campground offers campsites for both tents and larger RV's, group camping, sandy beach, picnic shelters, free showers, water, fire wood, picnic tables, sani dump, swimming area and play ground. A golf course is also located nearby. Canoeing or kayaking on Astotin Lake or anywhere in the park is excellent, motor boats are not allowed. This campground is good for families with young children. Kids will enjoy the beach and nearby playgrounds. There is a well maintained 'Walk In Tent Sites' section that include fire pits and picnic tables. Due to this campgrounds close proximity to Edmonton it fills fast on weekends. Elk Island National Park is also designated as a dark sky preserve but light from the city of Edmonton ranks it at # 4-5 on the Bortle Scale which is poor for star gazing. Elk Island National Park is a conservation area for pure bred bison (Buffalo). They run wild in the park and can often be seen along the roadway and designated observing areas. Elk, Deer and Moose are also here in large numbers. The park has several hiking trails that wind through the Aspen Parkland and Boreal Forest along with endless Marshes that are home to over 250 bird species. This park is a bird watchers paradise. You will need a National Park pass to enter the park. This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly.

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

Area Maps

 Camp Ground Brochure page1 and page2  

General Information PDF Official Website

   
   
   
  Beaver lodge.
   
Wild Bull Wood Bison (Buffalo). Wild Bull Wood Bison (Buffalo).
   
Camp sites. Camp sites.
   
Camp sites. Group camp kitchen.
   
  Astotin Lake
   
Astotin Lake Astotin Lake and beach.
   
Astotin Lake and beach. Astotin Lake and beach.
   
   
Large RV campsite pull ups. Firewood
   
Large RV campsite pull ups. Large RV campsite pull ups.
   
Sani dump. Day use picnic area.
   
Day use picnic area.  
   
   
Walk in tent sites. Walk in tent sites.
   
Walk in tent sites fire wood. Walk in tent sites.

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