Black Nugget Lake Campground
Black Nugget Lake Campground is now closed for the season, see you again next year!
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Black Nugget Lake Park is a great little campground where you can get away from it all and relax in one of our well-treed sites or meet with friends and camp in one of the group sites.
Developed out of a former coal mine, the campground features a long winding lake with waterfront sites at various locations and back-to-nature tenting sites. The campground also has for your convenience a boat launch for non powered boats, picnic shelters/cookhouses, a sewer dump station, a convenience store.
While at Black Nugget Lake Park, you can enjoy bird watching, boating (non-powered), canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and trout fishing. A playground with sand and a large playing field, volleyball, tetherball and basketball are also available for your enjoyment. Next door is the Champion 18 hole Coal Creek Golf Resort, so don’t forget to pack your clubs.
The concession is located at the entrance to the Campground where you will find flush toilets, showers, firewood and concession items for sale cash/debit/credit.
For questions during May to September, call 780-633-2421 for campground info.
For off-season queries (October to April), contact infrastructure via our contact form or call 780-663-3730
- Reservations open for bookings March 1, 2023 @ 9:00am.
- Campground is open May 17, through to September 30.
Before booking online please review the Black Nugget Lake Site Map.
Bookings can then be made at www.campreservations.ca
Note: An an e-mail address and credit card are required to make an online reservation.
49117 RR 182
Black Nugget Lake Park is located between Tofield and Ryley, Highway 14 east 10 km, then south 11 km on RR 182.
15 minutes east of Tofield, 60 minutes east of Edmonton.
- Black Nugget Lake regular office hours 10:00 am - 8:00pm
- Open from May 17 to September 30.
- 89 sites available, including 6 full serviced sites, 41 powered sites, 6 powered group sites and 2 non powered group sites as well as 4 tenting sites, 30 non-powered sites and 1 overflow site
- Group sites; minimum of 3 units are charged at time of booking, if you add more units including tents you will be charged per unit upon arrival and must register at the office.
- Caretaker is on site 24/7. All campsites have firepits and picnic tables.
- Garbage, dog waste bags and trash cans, washrooms, and recycling stations are located throughout the campground
- Only 2 dogs per unit and must be kept on a leash.
- Water taps to fill trailers are located outside the concession/office.
- Day fishing at Black Nugget Lake is open year around, however please stay in the day use area.
|Full Service Sites||$42/unit|
|Power Sites||$36/unit (tents included)|
|Non Serviced Sites||$30 (tents included)|
|Day use||no charge|
|Fishing||no charge, Alberta fishing licence required|
|Pets||no charge (unless dog waste left in site)|
Note: Rates do not include GST.
Group sites - minimum of 3 units are charged at time of booking, if you add more units including tents you will be charged upon arrival and must register at the office.
For all sites check in is at 4:00pm and check out is at 12:00 noon.
To provide for better management and visitor satisfaction Beaver County has implemented a policy for Reservations, Cancellations and Refunds.
The policy provides restrictions on over-booking and last minute cancellations resulting in more sites being available for other campers. The policy also ensures that the reservation holder is responsible for the actions of all-party members. Refunds will not be given for an eviction, vacating a campsite early, or for inclement weather.
The policy is based on practices which have been used in the past, and is based mainly on the refund policy established for Alberta Provincial Parks campgrounds.
To view a copy of the Reservation/Cancellation/Refund Policy click here.
Fishing at Black Nugget Lake
Approximately 25% of fishermen in Alberta fish stocked water bodies. What fish are stocked into a water body is determined by the area fisheries biologist. The type, size, number and when the fish are stocked is provided to fish culture for all lakes. Performance of the fishery and engagement of the angling community is part is the area biologist mandate. About 10% of the lakes are managed as a quality trout fishery. Average size of trout stocked is 17cm.
Black Nugget is stocked each year with Rainbow Trout and Tiger Trout, which is a cross between a male brook trout and a female brown trout.
There is a Winter Creel taking place at Black Nugget Lake
Staff will interview anglers on the ice and ask the following questions;
How many anglers are fishing in your party?
How many tiger trout and rainbow trout are caught?
How many are kept?
How many are released?
Distance the angler travelled?
Are you satisfied by your fishing experience?
Enjoy your fishing experience at Black Nugget Lake!