Goldeye Lake Day Use Area

Lakeside Picnics

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.

The area is near Nordegg and offers a good option for those looking for an afternoon spot to relax, swim, rent a canoe from nearby Goldeye Centre, fish or enjoy a stroll along its shores.

The day use area consists of a parking lot, a boat launch, a dock and three picnic sites with firepits. Dry toilets are located nearby.

Goldeye Lake Campground
The dock at Goldeye Lake

At a Glance

  • Season: May to October
  • Number of picnic sites: 3
  • Amenities: Picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, garbage bins
  • Website:

Getting there: The day use area is located 8 km west of Nordegg along highway 11. Watch for the Goldeye Lake Provincial Recreation Area and Goldeye Centre signs. The day use area 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Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated.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.