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Location: 22kms north of Whitecourt Alberta. Carson Pegasus Provincial Park.
Description: Carson Pegasus campground contains 182 well treed campsites nicely suited for both RV’s and tents. Tenters will find 12 walk-in tent sites that are located at the end of a peninsula and absolutely beautiful. Possibly the best walk-ins found in Alberta. Amenities include group camping, handicap spots, small sandy beach, canoeing & kayaking, play grounds, picnic shelters, public phone, showers, water, power, picnic tables, sani dump, swimming areas, boat launch for small water craft, fish cleaning stations, ice fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife watching and snowmobiling off site. Firewood is available for sale.
Carson Pegasus offers excellent Trout fishing. You’ll need a fishing license to try your luck. Fisherman without boats will find a well constructed lake wall along the shore of McLeod Lake. You can fish from a park bench or your lawn chair. If you don’t fish, you’ll want to after seeing this spot, bring a rod and reel for sure. Carson Pegasus campground is great for families with young children. Kids can spend hours at the beach, nearby playgrounds and the fish wall.
This campground has a strong relaxation feel to it, much more than most. Boaters will find a well designed easy to use boat launch however there is a small water craft only and 12kmph boat restriction. McLeod Lake is excellent for canoeing and kayaking. The Lake is part of the Athabasca River drainage basin with an approximate total surface area of 3.73kms, average depth of 5.1ms, maximum depth of 10.7ms.
Carson Pegasus Provincial Park also attracts a large variety of migrating waterfowl and is a great place for birders. For those who like to hike there is a 1.7km trail that follows the lakeshore and a 5.2km backcountry trail through the local Aspen and Spruce woodlands. Night skies here rank #4 on the Bortle Scale. This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly