Richardson 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.

Richardson River Dunes Wildland Provincial Park is accessible by a highway that become a backcountry road 170km north of Fort McMurray on Hwy. 63. 4x4 vehicle access is recommended year-round, as road conditions may vary.  For fly-in access and landing aircraft in the park requires authorization from Alberta Parks. OHV and snowmobile riding is permitted pm designated OHV trail only. The parking area adjacent to the trail provides "walk-in only" access to Athabasca Dunes Ecological Reserve. This location has no designated campsite, please be respectful with random camping. Richardson River Dunes Wildland Park, located south of Lake Athabasca, is part of the largest sand dune complex in Canada.


Camping Notes

Camping
    • Random backcountry camping is permitted in this park.  There are no campsites or facilities.  No permit or fee is required. 
    • Review our random backcountry camping page for restrictions and recommendations on where to set up camp.
Updated: Jun 19, 2017