Goldeye Lake is a popular family campground along the David Thompson Highway. Located near the lake, the sites are secluded and offer the classic Alberta Parks camping experience.

You can spend the weekend there, fishing on the lake, renting a canoe from nearby Goldeye Centre or simply enjoying a stroll along its shores. If you’re looking for a little more adventure, this makes for a great base camp with Nordegg and Abraham Lake nearby along with a host of hiking trails, historic mine tours and much more to do.

The campground is clean and well maintained with lots of trees. Services include hand pumps for water (water is no longer tested by Alberta Parks and should be boiled or treated as a precaution), firewood, dry toilets, pay phone (there is cell coverage) and bear proof garbage disposal.

The campground is divided into two loops with the first one consisting of 19 sites near the lake. The sites range from large RV sites to smaller sites that would be perfect for tenting.

Campground Guide

This information is based on our visit on August 31, 2015.

  • Season: May to Thanksgiving
  • Number of Sites: 44 non-serviced
  • Washrooms: Dry toilets
  • Water: Hand pumps throughout the campground. Water is not tested or treated.
  • Firewood: A wheelbarrow of firewood is included in your site fees.
  • Shelter: No
  • Playground: No
  • Site Fees: $32 per site per night. Cash only. Self Registration.
  • Reservations: No
  • Operator: Alberta Parks campground operated by Westward Bound Campgrounds

Getting there

The campground is located 8 km west of Nordegg along highway 11. Watch for the Goldeye Lake Provincial Recreation Area and Goldeye Centre signs. The campground is a short drive away on a well maintained gravel access road.

Camp safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow signs and respect all closures.
  • Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
  • Always use the bear proof garbage bin, keep a clean site and store your food in a bear safe fashion.
  • Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
  • This area has cell phone reception.
  • Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.


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