Goldeye Lake PRA Campground

The dock on Goldeye Lake

Camp by the lake

by | Published on September 6, 2015 | Last updated on July 8, 2019

Based on a visit to the area on August 31, 2015.

A pretty campground near the lake and close to Nordegg.

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.

The campground

Enjoying a walk along the lake

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 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.




Plan Your Adventure

The information below is based on a visit to the area on August 31, 2015.

  • Activity: Camping
  • Season: May 1 – Thanksgiving
  • Site Fees: $32 per night, cash only self registration
  • Number of Sites: 44 unserviced sites
  • Congestion: Moderate
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Washroom: Dry toilets
  • Water: Not potable
  • Firewood: First wheelbarrow included, additional wood is $8 per load
  • Kitchen Shelter: No
  • Playground: No
  • 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.

Contact Pursuit Adventures to start planning a custom adventure that includes a stay at this campground.

  • Management: Alberta Parks
  • Protection Status: Goldeye Lake Provincial Recreation Area
  • Campground Operator: Westward Bound Campgrounds
  • Campground Host: On site
  • Day Use Pass Required: No
  • Reservations: First come first serve only
  • Check-in: 4 pm
  • Check-out: 2 pm
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes on leash
  • Cell Reception: Yes

Find Your Adventure

Take the time to explore the region while staying here. You’ll find trails, heli tours and more nearby.

  • Adventure Type

  • Location

Abraham Lake Heli Tours
Abraham Lake Helicopter Tours
See Abraham Lake and the surrounding area from a different perspective on a sightseeing helicopter tour or a Heli Wilderness Adventure.
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Crescent Falls
Alberta Parks – David Thompson Country
Explore a series of parks along Highway 11. Discover the area's rich history, rugged landscapes and opportunities to get away from the crowds.
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Hiking Whitegoat Falls Trail
Whitegoat Falls Trail Guide
Whitegoat Falls is one of our kids favourite trail, this one takes you to a double punch bowl set of waterfalls on a pretty creek.
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Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles
Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles
The best spots to check out the famous Abraham Lake ice bubbles. Where to go, what to expect and how to make the most of your day in Bighorn Country.
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Cline River Canyon
Cline River Canyon Trail Guide
A great option for a short hike along Abraham Lake, taking you close to the edge of the Cline River Canyon and to dramatic views along the way.
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Flag Hill
Flag Hill Trail Guide
The short hike up Flag Hill above Preacher's Point takes you to some nice views of Abraham Lake and the Kootenay Plains in David Thompson Country.
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BATUS Canyon
BATUS Canyon Trail Guide
This short hike brings you up for some great views of the Kootenay Plains and BATUS Canyon along Abraham Lake in David Thompson Country.
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Upper Shunda Creek Campground
Upper Shunda Creek Campground
A great option if you're planning to explore the area and enjoy some of the nearby hikes (Baldy, Coliseum Mountain and Eagle Mountain are all nearby).
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Goldeye Lake PRA
Goldeye Lake PRA Day Use Area
Goldeye Lake is a popular family spot along the David Thompson Highway. In addition to the popular campground, the area includes 3 picnic sites by the lake.
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Outdoor Safety

Outdoor Safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail 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.

Disclaimer

There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Although we strive to provide accurate information and to alert you of potential dangers, trail conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided on this site is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no ways liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using the trails or information described on this site.

Have you been to this campground? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.