North shore of Moose Lake 196kms north of Edmonton, 14kms east of Bonnyville
Moose Lake Provincial Park Alberta.
Franchere Bay campground contains 198 campsites suitable for both RV's and tents.
Some of the sites are well treed
providing good privacy however most are open to one another and somewhat poorly
laid out. The surrounding Jack Pine forest has
been cut back and thinned out to
prevent the spread of forest fires
so campsites are fairly open. Amenities include
group camping, sandy beach, picnic shelters, showers, flush toilets, water, fire
wood for sale, picnic tables, fire pits, firewood available for sale, sani dump,
swimming areas, boat launch, fish cleaning station, horseshoe pits and play
grounds. A golf course is also located nearby.
Moose Lake offers good Northern Pike,
Walleye fishing. You'll need a
license to try your luck. This
campground is good for adults and young children, kids can spend hours on the
beach and nearby playground. The west shore of Moose Lake
and the Thinlake River inflow are
perfect for canoeing or kayaking. Depending on algae blooms Moose Lake can be
good for swimming. There is
a marked swimming area located off
the beach. The lake can be
very busy on weekends and is heavily
populated with recreational use. The nearby town of Bonnyville
is worth exploring and has all the amenities one would need. Night skies here rank #3-4 on the Bortle Scale.
See the official web site link below for fees, opening and
Local campgrounds include
Whitney Lakes Ross Lake