Preachers Point North Camping Area

Rustic camping where the river meets the lake

An easily accessible camping area, making it one of the most popular in the region.

This camping area located at the mouth of the North Saskatchewan River offers magnificent mountain views. With easy access and many hiking trails nearby, this popular camping area can be quite crowded in the summer. Be aware that winds can be fierce.

Tread lightly and please pack out your garbage. No motorized vehicles are allowed below the high water mark or on the lake bottom from April 1 – December 1. A Public Lands Camping Pass is required to camp here.  

Kayaking at Fish Lake
Kayaking on Fish Lake

At a Glance

  • Season: Year-round
  • Amenities: Pit toilets, bear bins
  • Reservations: First come, first served
  • Permit: Public Lands Camping Pass required.

Getting there: The camping area is located 61 km west of Nordegg on Highway 11. 

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Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated.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.