The Petite Lake Campground is a small campground located adjacent to Petite Lake. The campsite was renovated in 2001 and 2010 and now contains 18 campsites. It is typically used by people fishing or canoeing in Petite Lake, people interested in using quads, and as a base camp for hunters. Petite Lake contains rainbow trout to 1 pound and is regularly stocked.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Highway 16, turn north (right if travelling from Edmonton) onto Switzer Drive (this is the first exit into Hinton when travelling from Edmonton or the eastern most exit when travelling from Jasper). Continue down Switzer Drive until reaching a T-intersection (approximately 1 kilometre). Turn right. Follow this road for approximately 500 metres and take the first left (onto a large well-maintained gravel road). This road travels down and crosses the Athabasca River. Just before crossing the Athabasca River Bridge you will be on an active logging/hauling road. Drive with extreme caution (please review our “Exploring Managed Forest Lands" section).
After crossing the Athabasca River Bridge you will be on the Willow Road (also called the "W" road). Follow the "W" road for approximately 25 kilometres (kilometre signs are posted on the side of the road), until an intersection on the left side of the road is reached. This is the Polecat Road (also known as the "P" road). Turn left here and travel for approximately 8 kilometres (the "P" 33 kilometre road sign) and then turn right (there are signs indicating Petite Lake). Follow this road for approximately 4 kilometres until you arrive at the lake.
In the summer time, this road can be driven in a 2-wheel drive vehicle.
There is $11/night camping fee at this campground.
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.
Reservations are available for this campground. Reservations can be made by phoning the campground maintenance contractor "Fox Creek Development Association". They can be reached at 780-865-2154 (between 8 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday), or by e-mail at [email protected]. There is a reservation fee of $6/night. Un-reserved sites will be on a first come, first served basis.