Chip Lake, Alberta

If you’ve ever driven on the Yellowhead Highway around Wildwood and Entwistle, you’ve no doubt noticed a massive lake along the highway. During a recent road trip we actually saw a sailboat on this lake and I was intrigued so, decided to take the kiddies on a road trip to Chip Lake.

There are smaller tenting sites, larger open sites and then also group sites for camping, though there is no power. At $25/night it’s super affordable!


There is a spot to take your canoe, kayak or paddle board down as well! Some folks were out on the lake with a board and some floaties when we were there in fact. Even someone fishing from the beach.


We hung out on along the lake and played in the playground. I wouldn’t call it a “beach” persay but the kids enjoyed throwing rocks, wading in – carefully – as you never know when a lake can drop off. There was some debris & rocks along the shore as well, so be sure to be careful where you step. A little further out into the water it gets sandy, so the kids enjoyed that!

Other things to note:

It is self-registration. I noticed a pair of outhouses, and even some wood available for campers.

You could not hear the highway but you could hear the train when it came through which was actually pretty neat.

There is approximately 25 km of gravel before hitting the campground area. But this view along the road in is pretty sweet.

This lake is HUGE! There are lots of ducks and along the way there, even an Elk farm.

At a little over an hour and a half west of Edmonton, it was a great place for a day trip. One of our paddle boarding/kayak mamas is considering a trip there with her trailer!

I can’t imagine a sunset here. I bet it would be fabulous!!

Chris is one of the only mama’s with a “day job”. Mom of 2, a 8 & 10 year old, she works as a admin for a local bakery. She loves cider, hanging out with good people and writing about her feelings. She currently resides in our Capital City, however she grew up on a farm north east of the city and never forgets her farm girl roots.

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