Day Use & Picnic Areas

Campfire stew

Take the Time to Slow Down for a Picnic

Spending time outside with friends and family enjoying time together can create some of the most cherished memories.

Take a break on your next adventure or head out for a few hours and explore Central Alberta’s many day use areas.

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Picnic dinner along the shores of Crimson Lake

Beaverdam PRA

Evening meal at Beaverdam Provincial Recreation Area

You’ll find day use and picnic areas throughout the region, from local municipal parks to stunning settings like Dry Island Buffalo Jump and the shores of Crimson Lake.

Plan Your Adventure

Find the perfect spot for a lunch break on your next roadtrip or plan an evening out with campfire and cookout at one of Central Alberta’s day use area. Many of Central Alberta’s picnic areas make for the perfect location for a team building activity or an outdoor meal with friends and family.

Some of the areas have reservations available to ensure you have access to a picnic shelter while other close earlier in the evening and season. Make sure to check before you head out on your adventure.

Find Your Perfect Spot

  • Location

Goldeye Lake PRA
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.