The camping season at Moonshine Lake Campground has been extended. The province has announced it will stay open until October 31st, following a 2016 pilot project that saw a longer season at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, and three others.
“We’ve had another great summer, but Albertans are still eager to get out and explore our wild spaces,” says Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips. That’s why we’re making life better by extending the camping season and upgrading provincial parks.”
Moonshine Lake Campground is located west of Spirit River on Highway 49. It has powered sites, a beach pier and a boat launch on Jack Bird Pond.
Saskatoon Island will close on October 10th this year, followed by those in the County of Grande Prairie on October 15th. Most provincial campgrounds close in early to mid-October, although 82 will stay open until at least the end of the month. 37 are year-round.
The province has also revealed that it will be doing maintenance to the boat launches at Young’s Point and Williamson Provincial Parks, west of Valleyview. This is the eighth year in a row that the number of campground reservations have increased across Alberta.