6.8 Good
Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Sandy Beach Campground (Parks Canada)

Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Astotin Lake Area
Elk Island National Park, Alberta T8L 2N7
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Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 53.676235002939
Longitude: -112.8275513649

Elevation: 2356' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this Campground very much. There are various sites available for tents, motorhomes and smaller travel trailers. Big rigs and even medium size travel trailers exceeding 27ft might have problems getting through the rather narrow campground loop and are likely to be directed to the overflow or special RV-area. The main campground is located on a small hill so the view around through the trees on the nearby lakes is quite nice. The sites are in between the trees and rather private. Showers and restrooms are in very good shape and clean. Park staff is very friendly and helpful (as in all NP's). There are plenty of amenities around for a joyful stay such a trails, cooking shelters, a playground and even a golf course (of course to be paid separately) with an adjacent club house with restaurant (open to the public). During our stay, we have been able to see bisons grazing right in front of our trailer location. (Although the campground is fenced, bison are able to 'swim in' through the lake!) We camped at Sandy Beach Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 2 campgrounds: the mixed use campground is gorgeous, nicely treed, some big spots. The park itself is huge and there is lots to do with kids, a lake to swim in, a nice playground, lots of walking trails, and a golf course with a clubhouse where you can buy lunch or snacks if you don't want to cook. The RV-only site is totally like a parking lot. We camped at Sandy Beach Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

There are two campgrounds in Elk Island NP, both without hook-ups of any kind - one is for tents or trailers. It is the nicer of the two, with trees, fire pits, washrooms with lukewarm showers, and picnic table. It was rather empty when we were there, but it was during the week (we arrived on Monday, left on a Friday); we found good camping without a reservation but were told that they do fill on the weekends. The other campground is for RVs only, and is basically a parking lot with fire pits and picnic tables. It was empty when we were there, and it seems as if it would have a parking lot feel if it were full of RVers. We camped at Sandy Beach Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I think it was originally designed as a picnic area. Sites are extremely close together with virtually no privacy from your neighbor. The rates, while high enough, are misleading - it will cost you $7 per person, per day to enter the park gates, plus $7 per night for a fire permit. The access road through the park is long, and in very poor condition. We camped at Sandy Beach Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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