Lakeland Provincial Park
Lakeland Provincial Park
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Some of the highest-quality lakes, beaches and shorelines in Alberta are found in Lakeland Provincial Park and adjacent recreation area. The full range of forest communities of the central mixedwood sub-region of the Boreal Forest Natural Region, including old growth spruce-fir stands, are found in the park and recreation area. Lakeland is home to more than 200 bird species and a diverse range of boreal forest mammals.
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Mel L
Spruce Grove, Canada36 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
My first camping trip in Canada and we lucked out. Touchwood Lake Campground is so Peaceful and Quiet!! The water was clean and calm; almost like glass when we were there. The camp lots are huge compared to others we've scouted before we finally decided to try camping. The outhouses are clean - staff cleans them every morning and there are available taps right outside the outhouses where you could wash your hands or fill your containers for washing. There is a huge boat launch and a nice kid's playground. It's not too a far drive from St. Albert about 3hrs 30 mins depending on the season. We would go again next year! Oh, a word of advice.... don't forget the bug spray!
Written August 17, 2015
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798Michael_S_13
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada2 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
This is a huge park near Lac La Biche, Alberta. It has a whole bunch of large and small lakes, many of which are great for fishing, and all fun for canoeing - you can go for a day, or do a circuit and take your time. Trails are excellent for hiking & biking, and groomed in the winter for some of the best cross-country skiing in Canada. Beaches are OK but nearby Sir Winston Provincial Park has some excellent sandy beaches (and a really nice campground). Four campgrounds are in the park but I haven't been to them - I like the one at Sir Winston.
Written March 14, 2013
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Jonesy C
Edmonton, Canada24 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
Beautiful parks with well designed trail system. Many trails allow motorized vehicles and many trails do not. Most lakes only allow trolling motors.
This park is huge and remote. Amazing amount of wildlife. Very few people in most areas. The lakes are crystal clear, not like Lac la Biche. There are a few beaches that are nice but they are small and remote. If you want great beaches stay with LLB.
There can be bugs. Large, persistent, aggressive, vicious bugs down to invisible, annoying tiny bugs. They are a critical part of this ecosystem so learn to deal with them or avoid them by visiting during the non-bug months.
My favorite place to off road bicycle. Huge hills make for tough climbs and fun descends. Long trails that have lots of variety. Can be muddy in a few areas and not much single track.
My favorite place to kayak. The circuit is well laid out. Some portages are a few feet, some are longer. River otters in some lakes are very friendly. Bald eagles and osprey are common. Wind can blow up suddenly and be very strong.
XC skiing can be very good. I prefer groomed and haven't figured out their grooming schedule. Back country skiing has potential.
Trail signs and trail maps are quite good but any back country traveller should have a decent overall understanding of the park in case of emergency. Cell phones don't work in many areas. GPS isn't reliable in the thick forests.
I feel more remote and emersed in nature at Lakeland than I do in alberta's mountain national parks. For me Lakeland is almost as much fun as Willmore wilderness.
Written May 2, 2016
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B G
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Jul 2021
Been going to Touchwood all my life. But as our only planned trip for this summer over this past weekend was completely ruined due to a group of partying self entitled disrespectful grown adults. July 15th through 18th at overflow camping stalls 69, 70, 71 and so on. Thursday until 2:30 am, Friday 1:45 am and Saturday 3:00 am. You know who you are and as you made a point of being so loud, Happy Birthday Brandon. It was bad enough with out that one guy in every crowd that had to be heard over everyone along with the loudest over compensating chick, usually the ugliest one in the group. Yea it's us, the two people that came Friday morning at 1:30 a, and asked you to politely give a crap about other people in the world. Thank you for turning off the music but no thank you to over compensating with hollering and yelping like wounded pigs for another hour until 2:30 am. How do you people even remotely believe any of this to be OK??? Couldn't have your fun during daylight hours or move it inside to all those big fancy trailers?! Since we are not cool enough and can not afford a trailer, we are stuck in a tent and can hear everything with no escape by shutting a window, turning up the TV etc. We also lost out on our last night as we could not bare another evening of this behavior. Thankfully it was only $20. With no exaggeration, Thursday night we tried every number posted on the Touchwood signs only to be met with messages of not in service. The following day we managed to find on line another Alberta Parks number to call in complaints. So Friday evening as these ignorant people where winding up we called the number at 11:10pm. A lady answered, took our info and told us that an officer would be in touch. Finally at 12 noon the following day, called Alberta Parks back. This time the guy on the other end was very put out by my call and just did not care. But he did say that when the officer gets on shift he would contact us. It's Monday the 19th and still no call. It's obvious that Alberta Parks doesn't care that a camp site is turning into party central so no hope in taming these idiots. The 3 hour drive followed up with a very horrible 30 km dusty rough road is just not worth it any more.
Written July 19, 2021
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Martin A
Suzhou, China2,982 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Lakeland Provincial Park is on an island in the lake beside Lac La Biche is surprising. Who knew pelicans could be seen this far north? You might expect to see loons and moose in Northern Alberta, but who would expect to see pelicans? The park extends over a series of lakes with lots of islands but the main part of the park is on a big island attached to the north end of town by a causeway. The island has a number of beaches with unsupervised swimming and with pelicans.
Written June 17, 2015
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tompullings
Pincher Creek, Canada17 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Stayed a few nights at touchwood lake and did some walleye and pike fishing. It was great! The boat launch is rough but usable and the dock is good. The campground has pit toilets and water but it's not potable I don't think. Rustic and peaceful.
Written August 24, 2017
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Tamara F
66 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My boyfriend and I decided to check out the campground at Pinehurst, as they had offsite OHV trails not too far from the site. We packed up everything for camping, including our two dirt bikes in tow, only to find that the trails are really only intended for quads. The rig mats laid down in muddy spots were a good idea, but when placed vertically on the trail instead of horizontally, there was just enough space between the slats of wood for our bike tires to get stuck. The campground is great, and I'm sure the trails are good for those OHV's with 4 wheels. Just note that if you plan on dirt biking this isn't the spot to go.
Written June 5, 2017
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Jason Elkins
Lac La Biche, Canada34 contributions
Jun 2015
love this whole are, from quadding to hiking bird watching drinking what ever you wanna to the Lakeland park has it all
Written November 15, 2015
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GordN
Calgary, Canada71 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
The water is flat, the scenery mellow, we saw beaver pelican moose and loons. The Blackett to McGuffin portage can be tough, there is carts, the space between the cart wheels didn't quite line up on the boardwalk, so sometimes the skinny wheels would fall through between the cracks, oh a bicycle pump comes in handy too. We had young children and teens. Campsites are basic but fine. They were (Aug 2011) tough to find even with the map, but had fire pits, crude tables sitting logs, bear poles and toilets. Kids had a great time.
Written April 29, 2014
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ali a
Lac La Biche, Canada1 contribution
Jul 2022
nice place to visit , on a sunny day and in summer and fishing is great in winter.
This July long-weekend there was opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of this park, great place to go walking the dogs and getting some well deserved fresh air.
Written December 29, 2022
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