About Camrose County

Camrose County is located in the East Central region of Alberta, with its northwestern boundary located about 40 kilometres southeast of Edmonton when travelling on Highway 21. From this point, the County covers an area approximately 128.5 km (80 miles) long from the north to south and 48.25 km (30 miles) wide. Within this area there is about 390,000 hectares of land classified as pasture, to very good arable soils throughout most of the district. This area is well known for its mixed farming attributes, as well as for its population of 8,004 people of mixed races originating from many different countries who live together in very harmonious and active communities.

Within the boundaries of the County are the City of Camrose, the Town of Bashaw and the Villages of Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Edberg, Ferintosh, Hay Lakes, and Rosalind as well as the Hamlets of Armena, Duhamel, Kelsey, Kingman, Pelican Point, Meeting Creek, New Norway, Ohaton, Round Hill and Tillicum Beach.

Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre

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Your family will have a ton of fun this summer at the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre – and it may just bring back some of your childhood memories too. Pack up a picnic basket and head out of town, just a short 20 minute drive southeast of Camrose takes you into country living at its best.

You’ll find lots to do – we have designated areas for swimming and non-motorized boating, there’s a 60 foot depth of water to practice your scuba diving, or try your luck at catching that big ‘rainbow’ to throw over the fire pit and enjoy with your picnic basket of goodies. After all this activity, take a leisurely stroll along winding nature trails and listen to the birds, or maybe just relax in the sun and catch some rays.  It’s yours for the choosing … Check us out at http://www.county.camrose.ab.ca.

Other Campground information:

Pelican Point Park:  Located on Buffalo Lake, 10 km east of Bashaw on Hwy 53 and 6 Km south on Pelican Point Road

Located on the north shore of Buffalo Lake you will find one of the best kept secrets in central Alberta, Pelican Point Campground. Pelican Point Campground is owned and operated by Camrose County, and features the best family beach in Alberta. You will find this beautiful spot 10 km east of Bashaw on Highway 53 and 6 km south.  Your children will enjoy the miles of soft sand that is perfect for sand castles and is maintained daily by a full time campground manager. On a hot day, the whole family can cool off in a designated swimming area that will suit any non·swimmer that just wants to make a splash, or the most experienced swimmer. At the end of the day, parents will enjoy a grassed picnic area, complete with camp stoves, while the kids practice their skills on a new playground located right on the beach. Pelican Point Campground features 56 sites, new washroom facilities, complete with showers, a marina, a concession and mini-golf. During the long weekend in August you can take part in the sand castle contest or beach volleyball or just sit and enjoy the end of summer fireworks show.

Campground reservations are done through the Alberta Parks website and Call Centre:  ReserveAlbertaParks.ca

Features:

  • 56 sites – some with power ($31 Power, $25 unserviced)
  • Beach
  • Caretaker/manager on site
  • Day/use area
  • Fire pits
  • Firewood ($)
  • Fish cleaning stand
  • Group camping available
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Interpretive trail
  • Picnic tables
  • Showers

Tillicum Beach Park: Located on Dried Meat Lake, 1 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, and then 14 km south on Highway 56.

Located on Dried Meat Lake, popular for boating and fishing, is this quiet campground.  The park has coin-operated showers, walking trails, playground, and boat launch.  There are 7 camping sites with power ($31 per night).  The campground is on the “first come – first served” basis.

New Norway Campground:

Along Highway 21 South of Camrose in the hamlet of New Norway you will find the New Norway Campground.

The campground has 5 serviced campsites as well as an un-serviced area that is available for use.

Registration is first come, first served and payment is on the honor system.  The serviced sites are $31 per night and un-serviced are $25 per night.  There is a Camp Kitchen and washrooms available, but no shower facilities.  New Norway has ball diamonds available for tournament use as well.

Hamlet Campgrounds:

  • Duhamel (Ross’s Flats Campground)
  • Meeting Creek
  • Round Hill

 Camrose County’s Living Heritage Project

a rural museum without walls!

The Living Heritage project is an ever evolving collection of stories, structures and adventure points; connecting people, places, and nature; with history, geography, and the environment within Camrose County.   Grab a cup of tea, and wander around the County a little.

If you’d like to digitally connect, click on The Living Heritage Project here:  http://www.county.camrose.ab.ca/content/living-heritage-program.    You will keep in mind that memories may have wandered at times; and in collecting these written and verbal stories, we make no promises that things unfolded exactly as told. These are teaspoons of recollection as we heard them, and we are simply sharing where ever we can.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter if that’s more your thing.     But better yet, experience some of our treasures in person. There will be gravel roads and fresh air involved! Find out why around here, we believe in respecting the footprints of the past.   We choose to follow them into our future.