Getting Here

Beauvais Lake Campground (also known as Beauvais Lake Provincial Park Campground) is located in the south of Alberta, approximately 230 km from Calgary. The nearby town is Pincher Creek that has stores to refill your groceries and gas stations to fill up your car tanks. We also used a free dump station on our way home (check below for the details).

We took our road trip to Beauvais Lake Campground from southeast of Calgary, heading south on Highway 2. On the intersection with Highway 3, we took to the right and drove to Highway 6. That highway brought us to Pincher Creek, where we didn’t stop and continued our journey on Highway 507. Watch the signs on the side of the road because pretty soon, you’ll see a turn to Highway 775 that will bring you right to the Beauvais Lake Campground.

The whole trip to the campground took us around 2 hours one way and was an easy drive, mostly with two lanes on the road.

Campground Sites and Amenities

There are 87 sites at the campground. They vary in length and amount of privacy. We stayed at site #15 with a 30 Amp connection and liked it very much. It was our first trip with our new Airstream Basecamp 20X trailer, and we wanted to test it out not far from the city. We spent four days and three nights at the campground at the end of June. The weather was great, mostly sunny, with only one day with overcast and light rain.

Our site had a lot of bushes that gave us semi-privacy from the neighbours. We also had a standard camping table and a fire pit at the campsite. The table was movable, so we rearranged it to make it work with our trailer position. The fire pit is fixed in the ground, so you need to adjust your trailer/tent setup accordingly. There was gravel at our campsite, so the ground was not muddy when we had one rainy day.

Beauvais Lake

Lake is a center of attention for anybody who’s staying here. Unfortunately, we didn’t have our canoe to check out the lake, but we will definitely bring it next time. The lake has renovated a boat launch, and there is a fish cleaning station and picnic tables on the shore. We saw some people swimming in the lake.

Beauvais Lake · Photo by The 38 Photography

Beauvais Lake · Photo by The 38 Photography

Boat Launch · Photo by The 38 Photography

Boat Launch · Photo by The 38 Photography

Campground Host

A campground host can help you with the registration and answer any questions you may have about that place. You can find a host between sites #1 and #2.


There was no firewood on sale in the campground, so we were glad we brought it with us. Don’t worry if you forgot to bring yours or need more, because you can buy more firewood from the nearby Pincher Creek town (16 minutes drive) or Beaver Mines hamlet (11 minutes drive).

Electric Sites

There are 24 unserviced sites and 53 with 15/30Amp connections. Check out this map of the campground sites Beauvais Lake Campground Map.

Walk-in Sites

There are walk-in sites from 78 to 87 for tents only, located at the east side of the lake. They are unserviced. We didn’t check them, so I can’t provide more information.


There is tap water which is not potable like in many campgrounds we have visited during the year. You can use it if you boil it. I would not recommend drinking it as is. We brought water with us in the trailer and used it during our stay.

Dump station

There is a dump station available during the summer season. We didn’t use it at that time, but the fee is $6 (no credit/debit cards accepted, coins only), according to the campground information. We used a free dump station at the Co-op Gas Station in Pincher Creek (1300 Hewetson Ave).

Campsite Reservation

The Alberta Provincial Park campground is the best place to find the latest information about reservations, campground amenities, fire bans, water conditions, and any seasonal programs at the Alberta Parks website - Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. This campground opened year-round. You will need to have a reservation for any day you stay from May till September. It’s First-Come, First-Served for sites 1 to 15 only for the rest of the months.

Cell Service / Reception

There is a cellular connection (Rogers LTE) at the campground. We had 2 to 3 bars of the reception. It’s plenty for casual surfing of the web, e.g. checking weather websites or social media apps. We didn’t work on our laptops on that trip, so I can’t tell how good or bad Zoom, Skype or Teams calls are.

Hikes and Trails and Other Activities

There are many trails around the campground. We did a couple of hikes while staying there. They were easy hikes we took while strolling in the woods, chatting and taking photos of the beautiful landscapes. That time we did Homestead Loop Trail, Piney Point Trail, South Shore Trail and Aspen Trail. Here is the map with the trails Beauvais Lake Trails Map.

Piney Point Trail · Photo by The 38 Photography

Piney Point Trail · Photo by The 38 Photography

Homestead Loop Trail · Photo by The 38 Photography

Homestead Loop Trail · Photo by The 38 Photography

Overcast day on Homestead Loop Trail · Photo by The 38 Photography

Overcast day on Homestead Loop Trail · Photo by The 38 Photography


It’s our second year of exploring Alberta Provincial Parks campgrounds, and it was another great experience at the Beauvais Lake Campground. We are definitely going to be back at this campground. I will update this article with new information and photos after our next stay.

Campground Entrance · Photo by The 38 Photography

Campground Entrance · Photo by The 38 Photography