East shore of
Buck Lake 120kms southwest of Edmonton Alberta.
Calhoun Bay campground contains 50 campsites nicely suited for both RV's and
tents. Amenities include water, fire pits, dry toilets, picnic
tables, refuse containers, boat launch, fish cleaning station, community kitchen
and firewood available for sale. Most of
the campsites are surrounded by aspen and spruce tress that provide good privacy
with a few choice sites located on the canal that flows into the lake, close enough to keep
tied up. Buck Lake is excellent for power boating, water skiing, canoeing,
kayaking, wind surfing and both summer and winter ice fishing. The lake is
long with a maximum width of
6.3kms, maximum depth is
12.2ms. Buck Lake holds walleye,
northern pike, yellow perch and lake whitefish. You'll need a
to try your luck. The grounds along the canal leading into Buck Lake are well
maintained and there are several slips for boat moorage. Bird watching here can
be very good, the lake and canal attract several different bird species.
Calhoun Bay is the nicer of the two provincial campgrounds located on Buck Lake.
As of 2015 the creek flowing into the lake has dried up and the parks department
has closed the boat launch. Boaters should check with Alberta Parks before
heading out. Night skies here rank #4-5 on the
Bortle Scale. See the official web site
link below for fees, opening and closing
Near Here: Local campgrounds include
Pigeon Lake and
Zeiner. You are in bear country.
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