Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Random Backcountry Camping

Information: 780-743-7437
Due to the remote nature of these campgrounds, cleaning and sanitizing of shared surfaces is infrequent and users should be ready to sanitize high-touch surfaces upon their arrival. Be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Note that cleaning supplies may be wildlife attractants, and should be stored in your food locker and away from your tent. When campgrounds are open and where it is feasible, outhouses will be open. Please help to limit the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining physical distancing from other campers.

Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park is located approximately 16 km upstream from Fort McMurray on the Athabasca River, preserving the nationally significant Rapids Reach. The river is deeply incised for the entire length of the park, in places exceeding 150 metres. The incised meanders that have eroded into the bedrock are a significant feature of the park. Camping in the park is random backcountry. There is a natural clearing campsite with a firepit, toilet and bear-proof containers at The Historical Grand Rapids Portage Trail. The trail was upgraded to facilitate canoe users to portage around the rapids. Power boating and canoeing allow access in the summer months with snowmobiling access in the winter. 


Camping Notes

Camping
    • Random backcountry camping is permitted in this park.
    • There is a natural clearing campsite with a fire pit, toilet and bear-proof containers at Portage Trail.
Updated: Jun 19, 2017