The Lovett River Campground is a medium sized campground located adjacent to the Lovett River. Fishing for rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, whitefish and bull trout in Lovett River is the main recreational activity. There are also hiking trails in the area and the river is a popular place for canoeing. This campground, previously run as a group campground , is not anymore, and is now available for all campers.
How to Get There
When traveling west from Edmonton, at the first set of lights coming into the town of Hinton, turn left (Switzer Drive). Follow Switzer Drive for approximately 1 kilometre to the next set of lights (Robb Road). Turn right. Robb road is an active logging/hauling road. Drive with extreme caution (please review our “Exploring Managed Forest Lands" section). Follow the Robb Road (also known as the "R" road) for approximately 50 kilometres until the junction with Highway 47 (at the town of Robb). Turn right onto Highway 47, and follow this road for approximately 10 kilometres, until Highway 40 is reached. Turn left onto Highway 40. Follow Highway 40 south for approximately 18 kilometres. The Lovett River Campground is on the right side of the road. Alternatively if you are traveling from Edmonton, you can turn left (south) onto Highway 47 just west of Edson, and follow this road until the junction with Highway 40 is reached, then follow the above noted directions.
The road is normally accessible by 2-wheel drive, however in the spring during wet weather, Highway 47 can be rough and a 4-wheel drive or a vehicle with high clearance is recommended.
There is a $11/night fee per unit (a unit is a tent or a R.V.).
FRMA provides firewood free of charge.
This campground is maintained by FRMA. This has been sub-contracted to Fox Creek Development Association, an aboriginal owned company located in Hinton, with a long working relationship with Hinton Wood Products.
There are no reservations for this campground. Campsites are on a first come, first served basis. Due to its relatively remote location, this campground receives low use, so not having reservations is not an issue.