Fish Lake Campground

One of the region’s largest campgrounds, set on the shores of Shunda Lake and a short distance from Nordegg.

This is one of the only campgrounds in the region to have pull-through sites with power (30 amp). The campground is located in the forest along the lake and offers a wide range of sites for RVs and tents.

This is a great option whether you prefer to fish or paddle on the lake, head out for a hike or relax by the campfire. This makes for a great base camp with Nordegg and Abraham Lake nearby along with a host of biking trails, historic mine tours and much more to do.

Kayaking at Fish Lake
Kayaking on Fish Lake

Fish Lake also offers a group campsite near the highway. The large site can handle a maximum of 30 units with 13 of them having access to power.

At a Glance

  • Season: May to October
  • Number of sites: 80 unserviced sites, 24 with power (30 amp)
  • Group site: 30 units, including 13 with 30 amp power
  • Amenities: Picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, garbage bins, firewood for sale
  • Campground host: Yes, including a small store
  • Reservations: Reservations are required
  • Website:

Getting there: The campground is located 7 km west of Nordegg along highway 11. Watch for the Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area and Frontier Lodge signs. The campground is a short drive away on a well-maintained gravel access road.

We all have our part to do to keep this place special. Planning ahead is key to ensuring that we all continue to enjoy adventures in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region. These are a few of the things you can do to help:

  • Minimize your impact by using existing sites, fire rings and toilets instead of creating your own.
  • Know about current fire bans, make sure that your fire is completely out before you go and buy firewood instead of cutting down trees. Remember that shooting fireworks is not allowed in the region.
  • Keep your site clean and your food stored inside your vehicle to help keep our wildlife wild. Always use bear-proof garbage bins.
  • While alcohol is now permitted in some Alberta Parks day-use areas, none of those are in our region. Alcohol is only allowed at registered campsites.
  • Be mindful of your neighbours and other visitors, including keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Be prepared for adventures in a remote area. Explore within your skills to reduce the strain on our volunteer search and rescue team.
  • Remember that cell service is limited. We recommend carrying a satellite communicator, like a Zoleo, on your adventures.
  • Support local businesses and communities in Cline River, the Bighorn and Nordegg.

Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.

Plan Your Visit

Arts, Crafts & Photography

The natural beauty of our region draws in a number of artists, from painting with soil pigments to photographers and nature-inspired crafts.

Cabins, Cottages, Hostels & Motels

Your basecamp to explore the region. Make the most of your adventure by staying closer to the trails, lakes and places we love.


Spend a night under the stars. Camping is the perfect way to slow down and explore the region during the summer months.

Climbs, Scrambles & Via Ferrata

The region has always been popular for those reaching for summits.


Enjoy a round of golf with great views at the Nordegg Historic Golf Course.

Hikes & Walks

Find trail guides and guided adventures to get hiking in the Nordegg and Abraham Lake Region, between Central Alberta and the Mountain Parks.

Restaurants & Groceries

Whether it's a lunch for the trail or a treat to celebrate your adventure, we've got you covered.