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“Camping at Bever Glenn”

Prince Albert National Park
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

A very beautifull national park with lots of trails and activities for all ages.
Good camping with tent at Bever Glenn.

Thank Koen A
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

So the national park is awesome, as usual. The beaches are great and the rest of the experience is awesome.

The boat launch is not so much. After the federal government put in a bunch of money to the marina last year (black top, parking, etc) I return this year to find out that the marina lease owner has changed the way you can launch boats!

They have shut down the boat launch by the breakwater and that entire parking lot beside it. They reserve that area now for people that pay to use his slips and docks. So everyone else is forced to go and launch their boat on the opposite side of the marina on the dock's open to the water. Parking is now about a football field away in a from the docks. It is a bit of a logistical nightmare with boats lined up to get in and out.

Not to mention that they hire a guy to sit on a ATV and explain why you cannot use one dock but not help control the mess on the other side.

*sigh*

Might have to drive up to the Narrows to dump the boat now. Less hassle.

2  Thank Brett P
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

PANP exceeded our expectations, Waskasiu townsite very quaint and reminded us of the mountain parks. We stayed in Red Deer campground and what a great location walking distance to virtually everything in town. Lots of nice paths and a great beach area with playground. I can now see why Waskasiu is so popular with families. Mosquitoes we not an issue for us but, on recommendations from a friend, when we booked our site we chose one which was out in an open area and not in the bush. When we went on a hike at the Waskasiu River there were lots of mosquitoes so they were around. All the roads in Red Deer are paved and it was so nice not to have to put up with gravel roads and dust all week. I think PANP is one of the most visitor friendly parks with the best facilities of any national park I have ever visited.

1  Thank CanuckAlberta
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited this park as part of a Canada 150 Canada day long weekend roadtrip where we went to both Grasslands National Park and this park. We preferred this park by far, even though we ended up staying in BeaverGlen overflow camping.

Waskesiu is a little lanky front town with kitschy stores, ice cream shop, and restaurants. The water is great for swimming and the beach is well kept. Camping is a little far from the beach to walk but there seemed to be sufficient parking available.

There is no limit to things to do in this little town but that does tend to rack up the costs of the trip and it's notably a tourist destination so everything is a little pricier than at home.

The overflow camping at Beaver Glen, where we stayed, was nice. The outhouse bathrooms were well kept, clean, well stocked with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and even though it was +30C they didn't really smell. There aren't actual sites but there is tree line around the outside and a walk in camping area (back country) as well as a communal fire pit for everyone to use. The communal fire pit annoyed me at first but when we had a black bear walk through our site eating our dog food, it totally made sense why they had it that way.

Yes, they have bears. The rangers came and chased them out with paint balls and rubber bullets, which made us a little sad....but there were kids running around and the bear literally was walking through the middle of all the camp sites.

We plan on returning later this summer to camp in the actual sites. Even though they don't have the privacy and cover we prefer, the whole park is beautiful and we want to explore it more than this trip allowed.

Note: there are plenty of services available in the town of waskesiu including hotels and rentable lodges if camping isn't your thing.

3  Thank lunalia
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Beautiful lake great sites, treed, many very private, great walking paths and hiking trails.
Even with all that, we left a day early, just could not stand the mosquitoes. I have done wilderness camping all over Canad and the USA and have never seen mosquitoes this bad. Long sleeve shirts long pants, and a whole large spray can of repellent for 2 people in 2 days and we could not keep ourselves even close to bite free. I understand they have had 2 wet years and have a lot of standing water, but if you want to stay bring some kind of screened in shelter ( many had them) or get ready to be bitten - OFTEN!
I will not go back until I know they have had some dry years it was impossible to enjoy yourself at all.

Thank Teresa R
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