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Introduction

Wood Buffalo National Park is a fantastic destination for RV camping, offering visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural significance, and recreational activities. Established in 1922, it is Canada’s largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protecting vast tracts of boreal forest, salt plains, and the world’s largest free-roaming herd of wood bison.

The park’s history is deeply rooted in the traditions of Indigenous communities, including the Cree, Dene, and M├ętis, who have lived in the region for thousands of years. Their cultural heritage is evident in the numerous pictographs, traditional use sites, and stories associated with the land.

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Transportation

Wood Buffalo National Park is accessible by private vehicles with several entrances available to visitors. The main entrance is located near Fort Smith Alberta while the eastern entrance can be found near Fort Chipewyan. RV renters should note that there are restrictions on rig sizes particularly on certain roads and at some campgrounds. It is essential to check with park officials for the most up-to-date information on rig size limits and road conditions before embarking on your journey.

RV parking is available in designated areas throughout the park. However overnight parking outside of designated campsites is not permitted. It’s recommended to camp with an RV and use alternative transportation methods for exploring the park.

Public transportation options within the park include shuttle buses and walking paths. These options offer convenient and eco-friendly ways to explore the park without relying on personal vehicles.

Top Campsites in Wood Buffalo National Park

Pine Lake Campground

Pine Lake Campground is the most popular camping spot within Wood Buffalo National Park offering a total of 120 sites. It’s located near the town of Fort Smith making it easily accessible for travelers. The campground features a range of activities including fishing boating and hiking. It also has amenities such as picnic tables fire pits and potable water. Pets are welcome at Pine Lake Campground and it’s open from May to October. RVs and trailers up to 40 feet are permitted.

Marten Lake Campground

Marten Lake Campground is another popular option located on the shores of Marten Lake. It has 50 sites available which can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 30 feet. The campground is open from May to September and offers a range of activities including swimming fishing and canoeing. Amenities include picnic tables fire pits and potable water. Pets are welcome at Marten Lake Campground.

Pelican Rapids Campground

Pelican Rapids Campground is located near the Peace River and has 30 sites available. It’s a popular spot for fishing and boating and also offers hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables fire pits and potable water. RVs and trailers up to 30 feet are permitted and the campground is open from May to September. Pets are welcome.

Fort Chipewyan Campground

Fort Chipewyan Campground has 15 sites available and is located near the town of Fort Chipewyan. It’s a popular spot for fishing and canoeing and also offers hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables fire pits and potable water. RVs and trailers up to 30 feet are permitted and the campground is open from May to September. Pets are welcome.

Wood Buffalo National Park has several first-come-first-served campgrounds that are perfect for spontaneous campers.

Grosbeak Lake Campground

Grosbeak Lake Campground has 10 sites available and is located near the Peace River. It’s a popular spot for fishing and canoeing and also offers hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables and fire pits. The campground is open from May to September and RVs and trailers up to 25 feet are permitted. Pets are welcome.

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Lynx Lake Campground

Lynx Lake Campground has 12 sites available and is located near the town of Fort Smith. It’s a popular spot for fishing and hiking and also offers canoeing and kayaking. Amenities include picnic tables and fire pits. The campground is open from May to September and RVs and trailers up to 25 feet are permitted. Pets are welcome.

Sweetgrass Campground

Sweetgrass Campground has 20 sites available and is located near the Peace River. It’s a popular spot for fishing and canoeing and also offers hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables and fire pits. The campground is open from May to September and RVs and trailers up to 25 feet are permitted. Pets are welcome.

If the campgrounds within Wood Buffalo National Park are full there are alternative camping options nearby.

Hay River KOA

The Hay River KOA is a private campground located just outside the park. It offers 100 sites including RV sites with full hookups. Amenities include a swimming pool hot tub laundry facilities and a convenience store. The campground is pet-friendly and open from May to September.

Backcountry Camping

For those who want to get off the beaten path backcountry camping is an option within Wood Buffalo National Park. A permit is required and campers must be prepared for wilderness conditions. Backcountry camping is available year-round and pets are allowed on leash.