Parks & Beaches

Whether you’re looking for some fun or a quiet day to yourself, you have plenty of beaches to choose from in the Athabasca Region.

Municipal Beaches

Enjoy the lakefront at one of four campgrounds and day-use areas maintained by Athabasca County. Enjoy access to the lake, boat launch, outhouses, playgrounds, fishing, and picnic areas. Baptiste Lake, Hope Lake (pictured above), Jackfish Lake, and Forfar Recreation Park all offer great facilities for a day at the beach. Visit our Campgrounds page for more information on these beaches.

Private Beaches

Shoreline Camping & Fishing Resort on Skeleton Lake provides access to the beach on Skeleton Lake for a $10 fee, which includes a playground, picnic area, and boat launch. If the water’s too cold, take a dip in their heated swimming pool, or play a game on the badminton or volleyball court.

Provincial Beaches

North Buck Lake Provincial Park offers endless exploration on North Buck Lake – boating, sailing, windsurfing, and fishing – if you get restless enjoying the sandy beaches and playground. The area provides great viewing for birders, as well as a campground with serviced sites for longer stays.

Before you go:

While the majority of our lakes remain free of blue-green algae, we recommend checking the Alberta Health Services website for any active blue-green algae advisories. Click here to visit their website.

River Front Park - Athabasca

The River Front Park in Athabasca has a spray park & outdoor gym (donated by the Athabasca Rotary Club), a skateboard park (donated by the Athabasca Skateboard Association) and a playground (donated by the Athabasca Lion’s Club).
Picnic tables and benches placed along the green space make an ideal stopping place for nature appreciation, or a lunch break.  Parking is plentiful, and access is ideal for campers and RVs.  Enjoy the plant beds of local shrubs, wildflowers, and boreal trees.
Gaze at the murals and catch the new perennial flowerbed established by the Athabasca Heritage Society in fall 2001.
There is something for everyone at the River Front Park in Athabasca!

Boyle Spray & Skate Park

The Boyle Spray and Skate Park is located next to the Boyle Arena. The Spray Park is open from 10 am to 9 pm during the summer months. There are picnic tables between the spray and skate park for a place to sit or have an afternoon lunch!