220kms east of Red Deer
north of the Village of
Consort. Situated on Gooseberry
Lake. Southeast Alberta.
Gooseberry Lake campground contains 82 campsites for both RV's
and tents. Amenities include group camping, picnic tables, public phone,
showers, water, power, fire wood, wading pool, play ground, baseball diamond and
a sani dump.
Gooseberry Lake is to shallow for
motor boats and the lakes high alkalinity
creates poor fishing. However there is another nearby pond
stocked with Trout. Gooseberry Lake campground
is not located directly on the lake,
there is no real beach or
swimming area but the grounds are well
maintained and nicely laid out. The
park has a remote prairie feel to it with
campsites located on cut grass. A
few of the sites are surrounded by shrub
thickets that offer good privacy.
The park is excellent for bird
watching and is a major breeding
area for shore birds. There are a
few trails in the area that can be
hiked or biked. I don't know how they
derived at the name Gooseberry for
the Lake. Gooseberries are not
native to Alberta and I did not see any. They have been planted somewhere
nearby. A few private cottages are also located next to the campground. Night
skies here are ink black and it would be perfect for star gazing. Night skies here rank #1-2 on the Bortle Scale.
The road leading to the campground is paved. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and