Elk Island National Park Camping

Elk Island National Park Camping
Elk Island National Park attracts hikers, skiers, campers and wildlife watchers. It's located in Alberta, Canada, less than 1 hour out from Edmonton. Contrary to what its name suggests, Elk Island National Park is actually located on the mainland.


The Elk Island National Park campground has a total of 80 sites.


Elk Island National Park has handicapped-accessible campsites and walk-in and drive-in sites. Some sites will accommodate a motor home up to 35 feet long.


Elk Island National Park is open year-round, but the campground is open only from mid-May through mid-October.

Liquor Ban

Liquor bans are enforced on certain holiday dates to encourage safety and, according to the Parks Canada website, "a quality family experience."


You may encounter bison, moose, deer, elk and more than 250 species of birds, in addition to smaller animals, while camping in Elk Island National Park.


You can make reservations for the Elk Island campground's open season starting in January of each year on the Parks Canada website (see Resources below).

Article Written By Marie Mulrooney

Marie Mulrooney has written professionally since 2001. Her diverse background includes numerous outdoor pursuits, personal training and linguistics. She studied mathematics and contributes regularly to various online publications. Mulrooney's print publication credits include national magazines, poetry awards and long-lived columns about local outdoor adventures.

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