Goldeye Lake PRA Campground

The dock on Goldeye Lake

Camp by the lake

by | Published on September 6, 2015 | Last updated on July 8, 2019

Based on a visit to the area on August 31, 2015.

A pretty campground near the lake and close to Nordegg.

Goldeye Lake is a popular family campground along the David Thompson Highway. Located near the lake, the sites are secluded and offer the classic Alberta Parks camping experience.

The campground

Enjoying a walk along the lake

You can spend the weekend there, fishing on the lake, renting a canoe from nearby Goldeye Centre or simply enjoying a stroll along its shores. If you’re looking for a little more adventure, this makes for a great base camp with Nordegg and Abraham Lake nearby along with a host of hiking trails, historic mine tours and much more to do.

The campground is divided into two loops with the first one consisting of 19 sites near the lake. The sites range from large RV sites to smaller sites that would be perfect for tenting.




Plan Your Adventure

The information below is based on a visit to the area on August 31, 2015.

  • Activity: Camping
  • Season: May 1 – Thanksgiving
  • Site Fees: $32 per night, cash only self registration
  • Number of Sites: 44 unserviced sites
  • Congestion: Moderate
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Washroom: Dry toilets
  • Water: Not potable
  • Firewood: First wheelbarrow included, additional wood is $8 per load
  • Kitchen Shelter: No
  • Playground: No
  • Getting There: The campground is located 8 km west of Nordegg along highway 11. Watch for the Goldeye Lake Provincial Recreation Area and Goldeye Centre signs. The campground is a short drive away on a well maintained gravel access road.

Contact Pursuit Adventures to start planning a custom adventure that includes a stay at this campground.

  • Management: Alberta Parks
  • Protection Status: Goldeye Lake Provincial Recreation Area
  • Campground Operator: Westward Bound Campgrounds
  • Campground Host: On site
  • Day Use Pass Required: No
  • Reservations: First come first serve only
  • Check-in: 4 pm
  • Check-out: 2 pm
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes on leash
  • Cell Reception: Yes

Find Your Adventure

Take the time to explore the region while staying here. You’ll find trails, heli tours and more nearby.

  • Adventure Type

  • Location

The short hike up Flag Hill above Preacher's Point takes you to some nice views of Abraham Lake and the Kootenay Plains in David Thompson Country.
This short hike brings you up for some great views of the Kootenay Plains and BATUS Canyon along Abraham Lake in David Thompson Country.
A great option if you're planning to explore the area and enjoy some of the nearby hikes (Baldy, Coliseum Mountain and Eagle Mountain are all nearby).
Goldeye Lake is a popular family spot along the David Thompson Highway. In addition to the popular campground, the area includes 3 picnic sites by the lake.
Goldeye Lake is a popular family campground along the David Thompson Highway. Located near the lake, the sites are secluded and offer a great experience.
An easy, family friendly hike along the shores of Goldeye Lake for those looking to stretch their legs on the drive through David Thompson Country.
The lesser known neighbour to Coliseum Mountain, the Eagle Mountain Ridge hike takes you to amazing views of the Rockies and foothills.
Coliseum Mountain with its "cap" gives you 360 degree panorama of the foothills and Rockies, making this a classic hike in David Thompson Country.
Hike up a fire road to the Shunda Mountain fire lookout overlooking Nordegg, Coliseum Mountain and the Rockies with a 360 degree panorama from the summit.




Outdoor Safety

Outdoor Safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail closures
  • Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
  • Always use the bear proof garbage bin, keep a clean site and store your food in a bear safe fashion.
  • Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
  • This area has cell phone reception. 
  • Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.

Disclaimer

There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Although we strive to provide accurate information and to alert you of potential dangers, trail conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided on this site is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no ways liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using the trails or information described on this site.

Have you been to this campground? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.