Campground

Did You Know . . . With the closing of Riverside Campground in Athabasca, the Town’s overflow camping area is being refurbished and put back into commission.

Alternative campground to be re-commissioned

With the official closing of Riverside Campground in Athabasca, the Town’s designated overflow camping area is being refurbished and put back into commission. This camping area is located on the north side of the Athabasca River, directly across from the town.

Riverside Campground was closed to accommodate the needs of the anticipated Highway 55/813 interchange redesign project being planned by Alberta Transportation.

The overflow camping area across the river has been there for a number of years, but had not been used in recent times and was becoming overgrown with encroaching flora. The access road and the camping stalls will be brushed out, the roadway widened, and gravel placed as needed. The plan is to complete this work prior to July 1st Canada Day celebrations and the July 1st and 2nd Magnificent River Rats Festival.

Electricity and water services will not be available at the campground. Portable bathroom units will be brought in for the convenience of campers.

Recreational vehicle dumping facilities will not be available at the campground. Visitors in need of this service will find an RV dump station a short distance from the south end of the Athabasca Bridge, just off the north side of the highway.

The new camping area can be found by taking the first left turn (west) after exiting the Athabasca Bridge at the north end.

There is an added attraction to this camping area: further up the hill from the campground, within walking distance, campers will find Lions Centennial Park complete with an attractive picnic area and a panoramic view of the river and the town.

The gazebo at Lions Centennial Park is visible from the south side of the river. It can be seen just above the ‘Keep Alberta Green’ and ‘Welcome’ signs.


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