If you’re truly looking to get away from it all, why not go all the way to Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest national park in Canada. Now that should tell you something. Despite its size, however, Pine Lake Campground is the only one in the park, and to get there, you’ll have to drive all the way to the Northwest Territories and back in through Northern Alberta. As we mentioned, this is for those really looking to get away from it all.
Despite being one of the most isolated campsites in Alberta, it does feature tent pads, picnic tables, and fire pits. Water is also available (but must be boiled), as well as firewood, outhouses, and even a playground. There’s also a day-use area with a cooking shelter, change rooms, fire pits, and a swimming beach. If you’re camping with a group, you’ll want to check out the Kettle Point Group Camp, which features a large and cozy log shelter, tenting area, beach, fire circle, firewood, picnic tables, outhouses, and a playground.
This campground is 60 km south of Fort Smith, NWT. From Edmonton, you’d have to drive a whopping 1,350 km (about 15 hours of steady driving). It’s open from May long weekend to September 30.