As part of our commitment in the Plan for Parks (2009) to create additional recreational opportunities for Albertans and to generate opportunities to upgrade and develop additional campgrounds and facilities, Alberta Parks is proposing to expand the campground and complete trail planning within Poachers’ Landing Provincial Recreation Area (PRA).
The PRA offers year-round recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, horseback riding and snowmobile and off-highway vehicle use and is located approximately 25 kilometres northeast of the Town of Athabasca, making it an increasingly popular camping destination. The existing campground is located on the southern bank of the Athabasca River and the proposed area for expansion is located south of the existing campground.
The expansion of the campground would include approximately 68 rustic campsites. The expansion would also include vault toilets, parking, playground, and trails. A single-lane gravel road would be built to access the campground expansion.
There are currently approximately 40 kilometers of undesignated trails within the PRA. Some existing trails were originally identified during the Poacher's Landing management planning process (2002), but there is need for review of these trails as well as consideration of possible amendments to the trail system as part of the new campground expansion.
For more information about the campground upgrade and trail plan, please see the maps and Frequently Asked Questions.
The 60-day public input period for the proposed campground expansion and trail planning in Poacher's Landing Provincial Recreation Area is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.
Separate First Nations consultation will follow the Government of Alberta’s First Nations Consultation Policy on Land Management and Resource Development (2013) and associated guidelines (2014).
Alberta Parks will compile all feedback from the public and stakeholders obtained during the consultation period. A final decision regarding the proposal will consider all feedback and a summary of public comments will be posted online at www.albertaparks.ca/consult.
Disclaimer: We thank you for providing your input. Those who submit feedback will not be contacted individually regarding their submission.