Days at the beach, nights by the fire

You sit by the campfire roasting marshmallows and watching the stars. The kids have run themselves silly at the beach all day and are deep in their dreams. The air is fresh, the company is great, life is good.

Come to the Lacombe region and stay at one of more than 20 campgrounds and RV parks – the hardest part will be picking one. Browse all of the region’s campgrounds to find the right fit – or just come back 20 times.

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Bentley and Gull Lake

Gull Lake is a popular place for a weekend on the sandy beach. Bentley’s Lacombe Legion Sunset Campground is great for families with 113 sites, two big playgrounds, horseshoe pits and swimming on the sandy beach. The Summerland Leisure Park has large well-spaced sites for big RVs, a driving range, mini golf and a new playground.

Bentley Municipal has 33 sites right in town – bike the trails to the beach and walk to the Saturday farmer’s market. Wilson’s Beach is on the east shore of Gull Lake – bring your tent or RV and fish all day.

Aspen Beach Provincial Park

Brewers Campground in Aspen Beach Provincial Park is rustic and secluded. The sites have no power, but are close to the big warm shallow beach, concession, bathrooms and showers. Book ahead for these popular spots – they fill up fast.

Come with a group

Burbank Park and Hall in Blackfalds has 22 sites and 4 group camping sites. Baseball, basketball, canoeing, fishing, a playground and two day-use areas along the Blindman and Red Deer Rivers.

Hey you big family of baseball lovers – Michener Park in Lacombe is close to six diamonds and four more at Kinsmen close by. Park at one of 37 serviced sites or tent at an unserviced spot nestled in the trees.

Golf, sleep, golf

Haunted Lakes in Alix is a 9-hole golf course and campground with 26 power sites, playground, horse shoes and fire pits (bring your own wood). Stay at Last Hill Golf in Eckville – play 18 holes, sun on the clubhouse deck, more golf, then back to your big fully serviced RV spot for dinner – BBQs are available too.

Family getaway

Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort is a huge family campground on the shallow sandy shores of Buffalo Lake. The resort has a restaurant, store, arcade, mini golf, hay rides, a theatre, a train and big gooey cinnamon buns.

Cowboy day camp

Now that you have your place to stay – sign up for a cowboy day camp at Flying Cross Ranch. Learn to rope, ride and barrel race. Or register for a three-day adult weekend camp and spend the weekend grooming, saddling and riding your new thousand-pound best friend.

The Gull Lake Centre also runs Christian summer camps and has RV parking.

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