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Location: 120kms northwest of Slave Lake townsite. Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park Alberta.
Description: Campground contains 189 well kept campsites suited for both RV’s and tents. Campsites are located throughout the surrounding spruce forest offing good privacy with a few choice sites that back onto Lesser Slave Lake.
Amenities include group camping, small sandy beach, canoeing & kayaking, play grounds, picnic shelters, public phone, showers, water, power, fire wood available for sale, picnic tables, sani dump, swimming areas, boat launch, fish cleaning stations, ice fishing, hiking, wildlife watching and snowmobiling off site.
Hilliard’s Bay and Lesser Slave Lake offers good Northern Pike, Lake Whitefish, Walleye and Yellow Perch fishing. You’ll need a fishing license to try your luck. The bridge on the highway at Grouards Channel is often full of fisherman. Hilliard’s Bay campground is great for families with young children. Kids will spend hours at the beach and nearby playgrounds.
Lesser Slave lake is one of Alberta’s largest lakes and is excellent for power boats, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking. Be weather aware on the water. Severe dangerous winds often blow in and quickly turn this lake into a boaters nightmare. Lesser Slave Lake is part of the Athabasca River drainage basin and has an approximate total surface area of 1160sqkms with an average depth of 11.4ms, maximum depth of 20.5ms.
Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park also attracts a large variety of migrating waterfowl and is a great place for birders. For those who like to hike or mountain bike there is a nice trail that follows the lakeshore.