Campground Description

Black Nugget Lake Park is a redeveloped site of a former coal mine, it features a beautiful long winding lake, perfect for non-powered boating, kayaking or canoeing. Stocked with both rainbow and tiger trout, fishing is an easy and enjoyable way for family and friends to connect. Play volleyball, basketball, or enjoy the playground with tether ball and horseshoe pits,. Hiking trails, bird watching - migratory waterfowl and wildlife abound.

Local Attractions

If you’re a golfer, Coal Creek Golf Resort, an 18-hole champion golf course is right next door.

 

Location

Campground Amenities

  • Firepit (Campsites)
  • Firewood (Charge)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Garbage Cans and Recycling Bins
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Lot
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Sani Station
  • Showers
  • Tap Water
  • Walk-in Sites

Campground Services

  • Convenience Store

Campsite Types

  • Pull Through Sites
  • 15 Amp Hookup
  • 30 Amp Hookup
  • Powered RV sites
  • RV (60+ feet)
  • Tent

Leisure

  • Basketball or Tennis court
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Offroad Trails
  • Outdoors games
  • Playground
  • Tetherball

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Avg Rating: 4.7
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Quiet campground

Sep 29, 2021by Laura Schultz
Our first stay at this campground. It is awesome. Very quiet, large sites, with trees separating the sites. Large grassy area behind us. Loved walking around the lake and seeing the fall colors, heron, & large flocks of geese. Beautiful sunsets. Only 5 minutes from Coal Cr GC. Will definitely be returning next year.

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One of our favorites!

Sep 24, 2021by Ted Clampitt
We have been to this campground many times over this camping season (2021) and are never disappointed. Louise and Dave have outdone themselves to welcome us and to make sure we have a great camping experience. Campground is well-maintained and campers have a choice of serviced or un-serviced sites. Sites are spacious and treed. We'll be back!!

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One of our favorites!

Sep 24, 2021by Ted Clampitt
We have been to this campground many times over this camping season (2021) and are never disappointed. Louise and Dave have outdone themselves to welcome us and have outdone themselves to make sure we have a great camping experience. Campground is well-maintained and campers have a choice of serviced or un-serviced sites. Sites are spacious and treed.

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Great Campground

Sep 21, 2021by Grace Richter
We have enjoyed camping here twice this year each time the staff have been very friendly helping us with any thing that we needed. The sites are easy to park in and very clean.

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Quiet site

Sep 12, 2021by Bev Podulsky
We were booked into group site 2. The website says it holds 3 smaller trailers & has power. We had even phoned about this site to confirm the size. When we arrived we discovered this site only had power stands for 2 trailers. Perhaps a clarification on the website should be recommended.

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Beautiful and quite

Sep 12, 2021by David Morrow
We stayed at Black Nugget several times, this time in early September. It was very nice and quiet, as usual. The campsite is terrific and the staff very helpful. We stayed mid week, so not very busy. A great place to relax.

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Nice Clean Well Run Campground

Aug 20, 2021by Anonymous
The campground caretakers do an amazing job of keeping everything in tip top shape. Even the outhouses were very clean! Beautiful quiet campground with lots of kayaking area! Nice and close to home which is a bonus!

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Nice get away

Aug 15, 2021by Glenda Hounshell
The campground is very clean. The out houses are some of the cleanest we have seen. They were sprayed down and cleaned twice a day the weekend we stayed. Staff is all very friendly and helpful. Love camping here and will be back as often as we can.

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Good star gazing spot

Aug 14, 2021by Anonymous
Nice spot for dark sky viewing during the perseid meter shower.

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Very nice!

Aug 13, 2021by Melissa Maurice
I took a chance and booked a site here for our annual camping trip, and I'm so glad I did. The couple running it are friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. Park is clearly well maintained; I saw them checking on/cleaning the outhouses twice daily! We rented a tent site for the two of us and our dog in our 8-man tent, the site was clean, spacious, and pretty private. The only disappointment was that the walking trails shown on the map are not maintained, they're pretty overgrown and we had to turn back pretty quick. Otherwise we had a blast and would definitely love to come back.

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Lovely& Quiet

Aug 10, 2021by Shawna Zaporosky
Beautiful little campground. Very clean and very quiet. Outhouses were cleaned several times a day. Staff were very nice. Loved the campsites. My only complaint would be that the firepits were very tall with no openings so I couldn't enjoy the fire as I couldn't even see the flames. Otherwise, I love this campground.

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Terrible vacation

Aug 8, 2021by Anonymous
Complete and absolute horrible BITCH!!! I don’t understand, why women like the owner are so unnecessarily mean and lack any kind of customer service skills and yet she does. She wears a permanent scowl to help you with everything.and anything. Talk about being micro managed in your own paid for camp site. They advertise and charge full price, saying that you can go Swimming, (No! There’s millions of Leeches in the water) Fishing, (No! algae and seaweed killed all the fish weeks ago) and Hiking! (No! All the trails are overgrown and you’ll need a machete to get through) We will never be back!

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Friendly staff

Aug 3, 2021by Anonymous
The nice staff were very nice to my kids and delivered our firewood. Needs more than one dump station.

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Very restrictive

Aug 2, 2021by Anonymous
This campground attendants is constantly harassing the campers. Patrols constantly. All day all night. We paid triple what most group sites charged & we harassed. I feel it was Over priced charge for each tent. Small group areas. no beach. Small lake. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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Partying 10:30pm to 7am

Jul 19, 2021by Anonymous
I booked online for 8 people and paid $80.. we arrived at 5 pm and told them we have 2 tents total because my kids is sleeping in a separate tent and they told me I have to pay extra for the tent which is the same amount that I paid for 2 nights. Just to make our camping smooth and no hassle I pay the $75 extra so in total I paid $156 for one site with two tents even though I think is a rip-off. That same night around 10:30pm the people beside our site is having a party. They were too loud with music playing and people shouting and arguing with each other, dogs barking until 7 in the morning. I went to the office many times that night but it’s close. My kids were scared and I told them just sleep in our tent. I wanted to talk to the those people but my wife said just leave it for I might just get into a fight for they were all drunk. The next day at 11 am, we all pack up and leave for I don’t feel safe for my family beside those drunk people beside our site. This is the worst camping we had ever experienced especially for my kids. This camping site should a security patrolling at night for it is a family camping area and people are paying for it. Quite time 11pm - 7 am were posted but enforcement would be better. Night Security patrolling to keep your paying CAMPERS SAFETY a PRIORITY would be a good idea. I will advice all my friends to stay away from this campsite, for my family didn’t feel safe camping here at all.

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Great Campground close to home

Jul 14, 2021by Daniel Williams
Discovered this fantastic campground a couple of years ago and it is now our "Go To"! Only 30 minutes from our home in Camrose, very clean and spacious sites. This campground has everything you need including trout fishing! Always a pleasure to head out there for a few days and bring our family and friends!

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Nice Campground

Jul 11, 2021by Leah Romaniuk
Stayed here for the first time, it’s a very nice campground. Great place for kids, lots a room for them to run around. Will most definitely go back for a weekend getaway. Everyone was nice and quiet when 11:00 pm came around.

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Well managed campground

Jul 10, 2021by Ivan Hall
A return to a favorite after 2 year absence. Very clean facility with friendly, helpful staff and peaceful, family atmosphere. The waterways and wildlife make for a great experience.

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Nice local get away

Jul 4, 2021by Lisa Fleming
A friend told us about this little gem an hour east of Edmonton. The are a variety of sites in this campground, some private some not so, but definitely something suitable for everyone. We love the variety of birds on and around the lake, especially May long weekend when birds were nesting. The flock of Pelicans were a great surprise. A Great weekend getaway. Very nice staff. Thank you.

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Very well run.

Jun 25, 2021by Anonymous
Kept clean and very welcoming. Peacefull ! Enjoy it every time we stay!

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VERY RIPPED OFF

Jun 24, 2021by Carrie Mills
Our group was looking so forward to our family camping trip as of recent. Only to be ruined by an unfriendly staff of Black Nugget Lake campground. Showed up a little past 8p.m. was 'hurried' along upon check in because they were CLOSING??!!..I can understand 10-11p.m. closing time...but 8 p.m.??? Go to purchase their $20.00 "cart load" of firewood..a complete rip off. We called the office the next day to ensure they possibly made a mistake and only delivered 1 cart load instead of the 2 we ordered. Guy shows up, and says he delivered 2 cart loads. This is $40 worth of fire wood we all ask??? Because of the rain the first night, we were only able to burn 3-4 pieces of wood. He said we burnt half of the 2 cart loads. There were 10 adults...and we ALL agree, this was NOT 2 cart loads. Near the end of the camp duration, my other party in our group asked if he could pick his trailer up after his work shift which was not too far down the road near Tofield. He was willing to even pay a small fee to keep it there so he can haul it to the camp storage after work near there. Was told there was no exceptions, and if there was, the EXCEPTION IS $108.00; so either you pay or leave with your camper at check out. The office staff, owners, personnel or whoever runs the place needs to button up on customer service and be more polite and maybe even crack a smile sometime. Extremely unfriendliest group. I must say it is clean and secure. The watch EVERYONE who comes in. On Saturday, another group of our party showed up and was made to pay...even though our booking said "3 or MORE units". The camp grounds were kept clean and the bathrooms also cleaned. I will have to second guess if we will ever return due to the simple fact of the unfriendliest group of workers running the place. FYI - Prices in their little store are extremely outrageously over priced. Not sure how long the stock sits; I never had a chance to see, but can sure bet they are expired product.

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Ken Olson

Jun 23, 2021by Marilyn Olson
Campground is awesome ,beautiful quiet spot.Staff very friendly

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Awesome campground

Jun 23, 2021by Marion Hopf
Well cared for and very friendly caretakers, we will be back

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Great Place

Jun 21, 2021by Anonymous
We liked this place the moment we entered. Friendly staff, great views, able to use non-powered boating on the lakes. We especially enjoyed our campsite. Quiet and private.

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Well maintained and grass covered sites

Jun 19, 2021by Kay Venance
This was our first time here and it was a pleasant surprise. The sites are grassy and the washrooms are clean. Although not a natural lake (it’s the result of an old flooded coal mine), it was filled with pelicans, cormorants, and a large variety of other water fowl.

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Friendly helpful staff

Jun 14, 2021by david shipston
This campground was inviting from the moment we arrived. Lots of people there but really roomy making it feel almost vacant. Very kid friendly but quiet early evening .

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Enjoyed

Jun 7, 2021by Rhonda Walgenbach
First trip to this campground. Very well maintained, friendly staff and quiet!

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Great place!

Jun 6, 2021by Anonymous
Visited once many years ago and decided to try it again with our 3 kiddos. Great little campsite, nice playground and plenty of wildlife to watch. My kids loved spotting the pelicans every morning. We didn't fish but obviously a great spot to get on the water. Already booked another weekend this summer!

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Amazing Experience

Jun 5, 2021by Michael Ferber
We really enjoyed our time camping at Black Nugget. Beautiful scenery and great staff. Thanks for an amazing experience!

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Wonderful Place!

May 30, 2021by Cher Madarash
First trip to Black Nugget Lake. The park staff were friendly and helpful. Park was well kept up. Good mixture of sites, open & treed.

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Great Local Destination

May 25, 2021by Lisa Fleming
Nice municipal campground. It was nice to get away from the city. We saw more different bird species than I have seen in years including a flock of Pelicans. It is often windy due to the lake, but it is always a thoroughly good time.

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Amazing place

May 24, 2021by Anonymous
Amazing campground with lots of things for the kids to do. Grounds keepers are very accommodating and easy to deal with. Kids enjoyed the ice cream store and the fishing . Only recommendation would be a sign going to sites 37- 39 stating it’s dead end and that you must back in as there’s nowhere to turn the trailer around in that area. Definitely would return.

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Fantastic destination

May 17, 2021by Michael Versteege
First trip of the year, May 14 to 16. Very friendly staff, extremely helpful and maintain an excellent campground. There is a lot to do despite the constraints and lots of opportunities to catch some nice trout and enjoy the scenery and birds. Will make this a trip every year. Thanks

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Great place!

May 17, 2021by Kelsey Clelland
This was our first trip to Black Nugget, and we will definitely be back! Nice sites, not too far away, good lake for kayaking, and the campground is very well-run. It was quiet at night, everything was clean, and the host was great!

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Beautiful park

May 9, 2021by Deborah Harrop
Awesome campground. Well maintained and so pretty. Sites are great with a mix of open and treed sites. Lots of great waterfowl on the lake. Watched the pelicans in early May.

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Very well run

May 7, 2021by Ted Clampitt
We were so pleased to be able to be amongst the first of the 2021 season. Sites are big, clean and convenient!! We'll be back!!

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Black Nugget Lake Park

Oct 15, 2020by Anonymous
This is a great place to camp. The sites are clean, well maintained & and a good size. This is our second year coming here and we are looking forward to next season already. We would recommend it to friends and family, It is also less then 1 hr from Edmonton,

Fantastic Campground

Oct 8, 2020by Michele Wallace
Well kept, quiet, large sites. Looking forward to next season already

Beautiful location

Oct 4, 2020by Pete Dajavs
beautiful location, lovely spacious lots with trees and great fire pits, feels very well spaced, not crammed in. Great service - when I accidentally booked the wrong utilities for my Unitas, iywas corrected for me by the staff with no hassle and fantastic courtesy. Can't wait to come back in 2021.

excellent camping

Sep 24, 2020by michael zenowski
large private sites on the north end of the lake good kayaking. dave was very friendly and helpful. we will be back

Great campground

Sep 24, 2020by Linda Mate
Large sites, many alongside the lake, private, and well maintained. One of our go-to campgrounds last year and again this year.

Our new favorite

Sep 22, 2020by Vanessa Eckert-Good
First time camping here and we absolutely loved it! It’s very well kept, quiet and big sites! We will be back for sure!

Nice Campground

Sep 20, 2020by Tom Hudson
First time at this camp ground and I must say that we were impressed. Large grass sites, very well taken care of. Check in was great. Greeted by a very friendly host. Nice walking trails.. we will be back that's for sure

Friendly caretakers, well maintained sites

Sep 15, 2020by MIRANDA BENDER
We spent the weekend at one oof the group sites and it was lovely! Very clean sites, and probably the cleanest outhouses I've ever seen!

Well maintained

Sep 14, 2020by Anonymous
Great campground. Hosts were super friendly and inviting. Wish the sites were more private but other than that it was great ! The lake was beautiful and perfect for kayaking!

Very Professional

Sep 13, 2020by Leslie Colby
Sept. 10,2020 This is our second time camping at this campground. We love the incredible views of the lake from our campsites! It is private and quiet. Most of all we are appreciative of the camp hosts Dave and Louise, they have been helpful especially when our trailer had major problems, Dave took the time to guide us to park our trailer safely. The appearance of the campground is well maintained and it shows how much Dave and Louise care about the campground. We hope to see them next year! Keith and Leslie Colby

Nice spot on the prairies

Sep 11, 2020by John Mellec
Been going here for many years. Fishing has declined last few years but it's a great spotto watch geese fly-byes in the fall. It's very well maintained/groomed. Awesome place to kayak or canoe.

Lost site due to covid

Sep 10, 2020by Anonymous
No communication that our site was moved or changed. Excuse we got from the very rude attendant was it was due to covid and had to give away the site when it was only 50% capacity. When it opened back up instead of putting me back on the full serviced site that was originally booked we were out only to a powered site. The lady is rude and very unhelpful for any issues. Wood purchase 15.00 for like 8 pieces of wood is way over priced and it was wet so getting a fire going was hard. Now being on a powered site only I had to conserve water more Than normal as it was a long weekend, the entire site that has probably 200 sites and only 6 sites are full hookups have only 1 dump station? That is just poor planning. Only 2 good things about the park is the sites are huge and very spaced out. The other is coal creek golf resort is such a nice golf course. The county should shut this place down for a year and do some major renos like more full hook up sites, get rid of the rude lady, make the firewood competitivly priced. Was not impressed this past weekend. The lady was rude and unhelpful and just said talk to the county. Horrible service.

Our go to summer spot

Sep 7, 2020by Kelsey McDonnell
We have been visiting this campground for a few years now and absolutely love it! We continue to come back numerous times a year and have brought friends who also fall in love with this campground. We visit this campground more then any other each summer. The newest management are a great couple and take such good care of the sites I miss the paddle boat rentals some of the old care takers had but the lake is beautiful to take kayaks, canoes or rafts out. The powered sites are private, very large and grassy. Some of the non powered sites are less private but very spacious and amazing views of the lake, most waterfront. I highly suggest checking out this campground to all.

Great Get-A-Way!

Sep 4, 2020by Daniel Williams
We have been here for the 3rd time now and it is always clean, quiet, well maintained and managed. Love this campground the best! It has become our favourite!

Great when quiet

Sep 2, 2020by Katherine Spencer
We stayed for two nights in one of the three tenting sites in the week before the September long weekend. It was really quiet and we had most of the place to ourselves. The campground managers were great and helpful. I don't recommend trying the walk around the lake - we got off track but still enjoyed it. Lots of waterfowl and shorebirds. Saw a few snakes and frogs. Didn't have any luck with the fishing though. Overall, this was a great visit!

AWESOME

Sep 1, 2020by Steven Crosby
My wife and I went for our first camping trip in our trailer at Black Nugget. We are so glad we picked this spot. The caretakers, Dave and Louise were amazing. They treated us like family and were so helpful. The camp ground was clean and well kept. Everything was perfect for our first trip. We will be back

Great stay!

Sep 1, 2020by Anita Bleackley
We had a great stay at this campground. The sites are extremely large, private, grassy and clean. Although we came during the week the grounds were quiet by 10 pm. Great walking paths, trails, a very unique Campground!

Appreciated the quiet and privacy

Aug 31, 2020by Tara Normand
This was our first time at Black Nugget Lake Campground. It won't be the last. We were booked into a quiet and private campsite. But we also appreciate that in the areas that were not powered, there was space between the sites which allows for more privacy even in the sites that don't have trees or are next to the road. You can tell that the campground is well cared for and well-maintained. The Manager opened the gate early for me on two mornings of our stay so that I could attend to an event an hour away (it started quite early in the morning). I was grateful for her help. We appreciated the natural shorelines and all of the Flora and Fauna we got to experience. This is a great Campground for families and people that want to enjoy the natural surroundings in a quiet way. I am very grateful that there wasn't major partiers at this Campground. And everyone who had their dogs were very respectful of everyone else's space and tranquility.

Disappointing rowdy/drunk/noisy campers - rules not enforced

Aug 31, 2020by Anonymous
This is my second time staying here. I loved it the first time so I came back. It was very disappointing on the Saturday night of my stay. At a site along the road were very noisy, till past 2:00 am, drunk, rowdy people. I don't know if they were registered campers but they rolled in around 6 pm. No campsite authority came to shut them down or call the police on other campers behalf. I was camping alone so I didn't want to risk my safety by telling them to respect the campsite rules: - Quiet time 11:00PM – 7:00AM. - Public drunkenness and rowdiness will not be tolerated and will result in police action and immediate eviction. When I drove out past this site Sunday morning, there were at least 2-3 bags of cans/bottles near the picnic table. That was good of them not to leave a mess but it did leave a bad taste to want to come back for a peaceful camping experience. My rating is low not because of the campground but more for the authorities not patrolling the campground - especially on a Saturday night. If i was with young children I would find a different campsite with strict and enforced rules for safety reasons.

A Little Gem

Aug 29, 2020by Sarah Wickstrom
This is a great campground close to Edmonton. Large campsites and the lake is great for fishing, kayaking or canoeing. It’s definitely on my list. The care takers do a great job of looking after the whole campground.

Awesome little campground

Aug 24, 2020by Kim Robertson
This place was recommended to us by my aunt. When we arrived, the lady let us switch our site, as it was still quiet, only in for the weekend AND the site we originally took was very wet. Even though we were not in a treed site, we were happy as it was right on the lake. The kids had fun fishing and wandering the grounds for new adventures. Very nice and pleasant people.

Love ,love ,love this Campground!

Aug 24, 2020by Carolyn Loucks
This is a definite gem of a campground. It’s clean, well managed and beautifully landscaped. The lake is very natural and we were graced with visiting Canadian Geese. We will be back!

Nice Campground

Aug 23, 2020by Daniel Blackburn
This is a very nice campground. The sites are large and there is plenty of space. Many power sites or dry camping. We really liked the area, but we were thre to fish and the fishing is non existent. No fish, not even a bite in three days. If you want to relax though it is awesome, and the staff are terrific.

Wow!!!!!

Aug 23, 2020by Collette Stassen
A Beautiful gem! Amazing clean and well kept campground. Will go back again !

Pleasant Little Surprise

Aug 18, 2020by Michael Kasun
Great little campground & close to Edmonton. The caretakers really went above & beyond for our first visit here. Nicely treed site, great playground for kids and lots of places to go walking & exploring. We'll be back.

Great Campground!

Aug 15, 2020by Bea Brousseau
As always, Black Nugget has been one the most beautiful and well kept campgrounds I have stayed in. The hosts were amazing. My grandchildren loved the playground, the lake, the campsite (we were in group site #1). I have been to this campground 4 times and I have never been disappointed with our stay. I look forward to our next stay!! Great place, great hosts, great sites!! Thank you!

Amazing campground!

Aug 13, 2020by Daniel Williams
We love this campground! A couple of friends recommended this campground, it was hard to find anything available with covid, so we booked here no problem. Am we ever glad we did! Been twice now and it is one of our main "go to's" from now on. Last campout, there was a problem with a neighbouring site who had 2 dogs. The Manager dealt with the problem immediately, much to our satisfaction. Great campground, great sites, great management!

Awesome Campground

Aug 10, 2020by Anonymous
The first time we went to Black Nugget. It should be called Black Diamond because it's a Diamond in the rough. Great campground only a 1 hour drive from the city.

Great place to camp!!

Aug 9, 2020by Keri Pattenden
Very clean well kept grounds. Office staff is amazing! Always available to help and make sure you enjoy your stay! Large grassy sites are great to keep from everything getting muddy. Very quiet. Will definitely return!

Absolutely Wonderful Campground

Aug 4, 2020by Samantha McConnell
This was our first time camping here as our normal campsite was unavailable. I am so glad we stumbled upon it! The hosts were amazing and friendly. The sites and outhouses were well kept and the other campers were respectful and quiet, even on a long weekend.

Great Campground Awesome for the Family

Aug 4, 2020by Ryan Gregory
This was the first time staying at this campground. Louise was absolutely the best of help really kind. The campground was immaculate and great sites and facilities were top notch. I will definitely come back here for sure.

Really beautiful campground

Jul 26, 2020by Michael Good
Kind staff and nice campground. We came for fishing but no signs of fish! Will likely be back just for the beautiful quiet campground

Awesome

Jul 26, 2020by Jacqueline Liang
Very nice and quiet campsite. The lady in the office is very helpful and nice !

Beautiful!!

Jul 26, 2020by Anonymous
Had an amazing time with my family this weekend. The campgrounds are very clean and it’s a nice and calm environment. Everyone there is super friendly. Had a marvellous time .

A quiet hidden gem!

Jul 19, 2020by Liane Proulx-Makovichuk
This was our first time at Black Nugget. It was recommended to us by friends who go there often and we are so glad they did! The sites are spacious, clean, well-kept. The park was great for the kids (also clean and well kept!) and the lake is absolutely beautiful! Staff and other campers were very polite. We will definitely be coming back!

Beautiful

Jul 17, 2020by Sandra Rake
We stayed for 3 full days. Very accommodating. I accidentally booked online a spot that wouldn't fit us. Next time I would book online and leave a message to confirm we will fit. There was a big storm while we were there. They drove around in the storm to make sure everyone was okay and if anyone needed help. The lake is beautiful and perfect for kayaking.

Big, quiet camp sites

Jul 11, 2020by Brittani Adamson
Service was lovely and the camp site was large and private. Outhouses were clean. You can buy a bunch of wood for $15 too which is convenient. A hidden gem only 1 hour from Edmonton!

Beautiful place

Jul 5, 2020by Corinne South
I love it there it is so clean quite people are nice there .I will be going back aug long weekend

Picturesque

Jul 5, 2020by Shelley Murray Hunt
This is a hidden gem within an hour from Edmonton. Large non serviced sites on the east side of the lake provide for picturesque views and lovely sunsets. Their is an abundance of waterfowls and a few muskrats to watch. The camp managers are awesome and available for help as needed and are seen several times a day driving the campground and maintaining a clean safe experience . We will be back!

Camper with motoehome

Jul 5, 2020by Dwight Hunter
This campground is pretty and nice. Still need a little TLC but very spacious and we found it very quiet. We were in #23 with power. After all the rain on June 30th and July 1st there was a lots of water around the landing area. The fire pit needs to be raised as it is full of water. They did come after we mentioned it need help. They gentleman doing to service filled all around the pit but did not put any sand and gravel in the pit and the pit has to be raised. Our feet were always wet around our home. they have a wonderful location beside the mini lake or pond, and a golf course is very close by. We will return. Thanks Dwight and Gloria

Hidden gem!

Jul 4, 2020by Anonymous
I haven’t been to this lake since I was a child and it used to be a 10 campsite no power on the honor system. Now it is a very well kept, large sites beautiful campsite with a 100 + sites. This is a real hidden gem. I’ll be booking here again for sure!!!

Great campground, needs some TLC

Jul 1, 2020by Bill and Kathy Rab
Discovered this gem a few years ago. Love the options for sites- services or not. No service sites are more rustic, private and around the lake. Staff have always been friendly even with the recent changes in site managers. The only complaint I have is the lack of site cleanup/maintenance: on our last visit, June 14-19, even though the site manager greeted us and said our site was " all ready for us", there was garbage in and around the firepit and metal roasting sticks left on the picnic tables. It is pretty evident that nothing had been done to "ready" the site for us. I expect people to pick up after themselves, but if there is a site manager at the campground, I expect that, for the money I pay for that site, it should be clean for my arrival. Especially with the covid pandemic- I shouldn't have to clean up after the previous guests. It would also be nice if they put some more gravel in some sites and try to level them off a bit- as the years go by, some sites are getting tougher to level off your unit or find a flat spot to put your tent.

Love this Place

Jul 1, 2020by Lisa Marks
Great place . Spacious private sites available , lovely sites , lots of birds and small wildlife . I enjoy my privacy and quiet times so I was thrilled , no unnecessary traffic coming and going . The caretakers keep things nice and clean and it was good to see all the measures in place for social distancing and hand sanitizers located all around . I plan on frequenting this site !

Super experience!

Jun 29, 2020by Anonymous
We are newbie campers. After arriving a bit late and needing some assistance the campground managers were extremely helpful and generous with their time helping us to set up our trailer for the first time. They consistently checked in on us and they’re very wonderful hosts. There are sites that are more private than others but overall I was happy to experience this place.

Lovely campsite

Jun 27, 2020by Anonymous
Lots of space between campers. Only issue is lack of outhouses and what is available can be far from your site. Only one place to get water, outside the office. Otherwise very nice and quiet. Easy to enjoy walks on roadways through the park. Lots of water view sites. Friendly office with good rules for social distancing.

Very Nice

Jun 15, 2020by Glenda Hounshell
This was our first time to the campground and we were very impressed with everything. The site was right by the water, camp host was very helpful and directing us to the site and how to park to enjoy the lake the most. We will return for sure. Wish the bathrooms were open but I'm sure they will be soon.

Great time with my nephews

Jun 14, 2020by Isaac Goebel
Been here a few years ago and it has changed a bit with new sites. I decided to take my nephews for their first camping trip here as I wanted them to catch their first fish and hopefully a tiger. The management was super friendly they have dry wood which is great and the site was decent . Now if those dang gangs of pelicans would stop eating all the fish maybe our luck would’ve been better ;) My twin 4.75 yr old nephews loved their time there and we will be back hopefully to catch a fish!

Perfect!

Jun 14, 2020by Kelly Carvalho
We have been coming for years and love it here! The sites are so well maintained, clean, lots of room with lots of mature trees! The customer service if great, the area is lovely. We will be back!

Excellent

Jun 13, 2020by Ted Clampitt
We are very impressed with this campground. We have been here many times, and always enjoy ourselves. The new management is doing a great job!! Thanks! We'll be back!!

Beautiful and Quiet

Jun 8, 2020by Anonymous
We stayed at site 112 and loved it. Very quiet, sheltered site with water all around, and just across from the trail. Staff were courteous and helpful, and went above and beyond to make our stay great. Kids had a blast!

Campground Rules and Regulations

  • Any foul and/or abusive language or threatening behavior towards our staff  WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! Violations will result in immediate expulsion from the campground. No refund will be offered.
  • Check in time will be 4:00PM, Check out time: 12:00PM. If you are late leaving without prior arrangement you will be charged for an additional night.
  • If you do not show up by noon the next day or make prior arrangements regarding a late check in, we reserve the right to re-book your vacant campsite. With no refund offered.
  • Quiet time 11:00PM – 7:00AM.
  • Consumption of alcohol out in the open is prohibited. Liquor is prohibited on roads, in washrooms, cook shelters, picnic sites and other public areas. Public drunkenness and rowdiness will not be tolerated and will result in police action and immediate eviction.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the washroom facility.
  • Campsites are only guaranteed for camping nights that are paid for. Campground fees cannot be refunded once you have checked in for any reason.
  • Liquid and solid waste must be disposed of in receptacles provided. Pouring waste water on open ground or in sump holes dug beneath trailers is prohibited. A sewer dump station is available for your use.
  • No children under 18 years may camp in a site by themselves. Parents are responsible for their children and any damages they may cause.
  • Unsightly sites will not be tolerated. Please keep your site clean and free of garbage. Garbage cans are available throughout the campground for your convenience, PLEASE DO NOT LITTER.
  • Do not damage, cut, or remove trees or bushes from the campsites. Any damage done is an offence and you can be charged.
  • Do not use fireworks, sparklers, fire crackers or caps at the campsite they are all prohibited.
  • Obey restrictions on fires. Fires may be limited or prohibited at certain times.
  • Build fires only in fire rings provided for that purpose. Firewood must be small enough to fit inside the fire ring. Do not put garbage in fire pits. Do not start fires with gasoline or camping fuel. Keep flammable materials away from campfires. Be sure your campfire is completely extinguished before leaving your site or going to sleep at night. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING FIRES UNDER CONTROL.

Campers will be evicted and/or fined if any of these rules are violated. If the nature of the offense is criminal or violates any laws, police will be called and eviction will be immediate.

 

Campground Pet and Owner Rules

Due to the increasing number of pets in the campground, the following rules will apply:

1. Pets must be kept on a leash always, even in your camp site.

a)There is a maximum of 2 dogs per unit.

2. You must clean up after your pet. 

a) Please bag pet waste and put it in the garbage containers. Do not put un-bagged waste in the containers.

b) If campground staff must clean pet waste from your site after you check out, you will be fined.

3. Absolutely no pets are allowed in the concession or washrooms.

4. Dogs with aggressive behavior are not allowed in the park. 

5. Barking dogs will not be tolerated.

a) When you leave your campsite, put your dog in the camper or in a kennel. Do not leave dogs unattended in a campsite. Children may cut through the site and encounter a dog trying to defend its territory. Dogs tend to bark or howl for their owners when they are left alone in a strange place. If your dog is howling or barking while you are gone, it is not pleasant for your neighbors. Make sure your dog is inside and comfortable, so everyone else can enjoy their stay too.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for inclement weather, late arrivals, or early departures. 
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 days (120 hrs.) of arrival. 
For any changes or cancellation to this reservation, you must go to login/My bookings and select Modify/Cancel Booking
“No Shows” will not be refunded under any circumstances. If you do not show up by noon the next day or make prior arrangements regarding a late check in, we reserve the right to re-book your vacant campsite. 
If you wish to cancel your reservation and receive a refund, we require a notice of a minimum of 5 business days (with noon being the starting time). All cancellations will be subject to a $5 service fee. There will be no exceptions, regardless of the circumstances, so please see the examples below. 
Example 1: You have a reservation for a long weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights). On Sunday, you have a family emergency and you know that you will not be able to go camping on the weekend. If you contact the OFFICE by telephone or email before Sunday at 4:00:00 pm, you will qualify for a refund. This allows 5 complete business days before the 4:00:00 pm check in time at the campground on Friday. If you call at any time after 4:00:00 p.m.  on the Sunday, you will not receive a refund. No exceptions. 
Example 2: You have a reservation that starts next Tuesday. On Thursday you decide that you have to cancel your reservation. If you contact the OFFICE by telephone or email before Thursday at 4:00:00 pm, you will qualify for a refund. This allows for 5  days notice (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday) before the 4:00:00 pm check in on Tuesday. If you call at any time after 4:00:00 p.m., you will not receive a refund. No exceptions. 

Campground Guidelines

As of October 19, 2021

Black Nugget Lake Park's 2022 camping season is from May 18 - September 30.
 
March 1st, 2022 @ 9:00am Black Nugget Lake Park will be open for online reservations only.

Black Nugget Lake Park office is open May 18, 2022 @ 10:00am

There is a maximum amount of 2 pets per unit permitted.

  • Group camping is open.
  • 2 day minimum stay, 3 days on long weekends (for a single weekday booking only, call the campground office for assistance)
  • Playgrounds, basketball, volleyball and tether ball open
  • Picnic shelters are open.
  • Washrooms are open.
  • Showers are open.
  • Boat launch is open.
  • Day use area open
  • Only 2 dogs per unit permitted and must be leashed at all times.

The health and safety of our residents, visitors, staff, and contractors is our top priority. 

Please read  all posted signage.

Absolutely no refunds for inclement weather,  late arrivals or early departures for any reason..

The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Quiet time must be respected between 11 p.m. until 7 a.m.

 Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

We require 120 hours cancellation  in order to receive refund on entire reservation, otherwise you will be charged for the entire stay.

The price paid for this campsite is for one unit only.  If additional units(a tent is considered a unit) are placed in the same campsite, an additional fee for each additional unit is due to the campground upon arrival.  

Arrivals: From 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. if you plan on being later than 8:00pm please make arrangements ahead of time with the campground attendants.

Departures: Before noon.

Camper Reviews

4.7
(86 reviews)
Our first stay at this campground. It is awesome. Very quiet, large sites, with trees separating the sites. Large grassy area behind us. Loved walking around the lake and seeing the fall colors, heron, & large flocks of geese. Beautiful sunsets. Only 5 minutes from Coal Cr GC. Will definitely be returning next year.
Laura Schultz
Sep 29, 2021
We have been to this campground many times over this camping season (2021) and are never disappointed. Louise and Dave have outdone themselves to welcome us and to make sure we have a great camping experience. Campground is well-maintained and campers have a choice of serviced or un-serviced sites. Sites are spacious and treed. We'll be back!!
Ted Clampitt
Sep 24, 2021
We have been to this campground many times over this camping season (2021) and are never disappointed. Louise and Dave have outdone themselves to welcome us and have outdone themselves to make sure we have a great camping experience. Campground is well-maintained and campers have a choice of serviced or un-serviced sites. Sites are spacious and treed.
Ted Clampitt
Sep 24, 2021
We have enjoyed camping here twice this year each time the staff have been very friendly helping us with any thing that we needed. The sites are easy to park in and very clean.
Grace Richter
Sep 21, 2021
We were booked into group site 2. The website says it holds 3 smaller trailers & has power. We had even phoned about this site to confirm the size. When we arrived we discovered this site only had power stands for 2 trailers. Perhaps a clarification on the website should be recommended.
Bev Podulsky
Sep 12, 2021
We stayed at Black Nugget several times, this time in early September. It was very nice and quiet, as usual. The campsite is terrific and the staff very helpful. We stayed mid week, so not very busy. A great place to relax.
David Morrow
Sep 12, 2021
The campground caretakers do an amazing job of keeping everything in tip top shape. Even the outhouses were very clean! Beautiful quiet campground with lots of kayaking area! Nice and close to home which is a bonus!
Anonymous
Aug 20, 2021
The campground is very clean. The out houses are some of the cleanest we have seen. They were sprayed down and cleaned twice a day the weekend we stayed. Staff is all very friendly and helpful. Love camping here and will be back as often as we can.
Glenda Hounshell
Aug 15, 2021
Nice spot for dark sky viewing during the perseid meter shower.
Anonymous
Aug 14, 2021
I took a chance and booked a site here for our annual camping trip, and I'm so glad I did. The couple running it are friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. Park is clearly well maintained; I saw them checking on/cleaning the outhouses twice daily! We rented a tent site for the two of us and our dog in our 8-man tent, the site was clean, spacious, and pretty private. The only disappointment was that the walking trails shown on the map are not maintained, they're pretty overgrown and we had to turn back pretty quick. Otherwise we had a blast and would definitely love to come back.
Melissa Maurice
Aug 13, 2021
Beautiful little campground. Very clean and very quiet. Outhouses were cleaned several times a day. Staff were very nice. Loved the campsites. My only complaint would be that the firepits were very tall with no openings so I couldn't enjoy the fire as I couldn't even see the flames. Otherwise, I love this campground.
Shawna Zaporosky
Aug 10, 2021
Complete and absolute horrible BITCH!!! I don’t understand, why women like the owner are so unnecessarily mean and lack any kind of customer service skills and yet she does. She wears a permanent scowl to help you with everything.and anything. Talk about being micro managed in your own paid for camp site. They advertise and charge full price, saying that you can go Swimming, (No! There’s millions of Leeches in the water) Fishing, (No! algae and seaweed killed all the fish weeks ago) and Hiking! (No! All the trails are overgrown and you’ll need a machete to get through) We will never be back!
Anonymous
Aug 8, 2021
The nice staff were very nice to my kids and delivered our firewood. Needs more than one dump station.
Anonymous
Aug 3, 2021
This campground attendants is constantly harassing the campers. Patrols constantly. All day all night. We paid triple what most group sites charged & we harassed. I feel it was Over priced charge for each tent. Small group areas. no beach. Small lake. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Anonymous
Aug 2, 2021
I booked online for 8 people and paid $80.. we arrived at 5 pm and told them we have 2 tents total because my kids is sleeping in a separate tent and they told me I have to pay extra for the tent which is the same amount that I paid for 2 nights. Just to make our camping smooth and no hassle I pay the $75 extra so in total I paid $156 for one site with two tents even though I think is a rip-off. That same night around 10:30pm the people beside our site is having a party. They were too loud with music playing and people shouting and arguing with each other, dogs barking until 7 in the morning. I went to the office many times that night but it’s close. My kids were scared and I told them just sleep in our tent. I wanted to talk to the those people but my wife said just leave it for I might just get into a fight for they were all drunk. The next day at 11 am, we all pack up and leave for I don’t feel safe for my family beside those drunk people beside our site. This is the worst camping we had ever experienced especially for my kids. This camping site should a security patrolling at night for it is a family camping area and people are paying for it. Quite time 11pm - 7 am were posted but enforcement would be better. Night Security patrolling to keep your paying CAMPERS SAFETY a PRIORITY would be a good idea. I will advice all my friends to stay away from this campsite, for my family didn’t feel safe camping here at all.
Anonymous
Jul 19, 2021
Discovered this fantastic campground a couple of years ago and it is now our "Go To"! Only 30 minutes from our home in Camrose, very clean and spacious sites. This campground has everything you need including trout fishing! Always a pleasure to head out there for a few days and bring our family and friends!
Daniel Williams
Jul 14, 2021
Stayed here for the first time, it’s a very nice campground. Great place for kids, lots a room for them to run around. Will most definitely go back for a weekend getaway. Everyone was nice and quiet when 11:00 pm came around.
Leah Romaniuk
Jul 11, 2021
A return to a favorite after 2 year absence. Very clean facility with friendly, helpful staff and peaceful, family atmosphere. The waterways and wildlife make for a great experience.
Ivan Hall
Jul 10, 2021
A friend told us about this little gem an hour east of Edmonton. The are a variety of sites in this campground, some private some not so, but definitely something suitable for everyone. We love the variety of birds on and around the lake, especially May long weekend when birds were nesting. The flock of Pelicans were a great surprise. A Great weekend getaway. Very nice staff. Thank you.
Lisa Fleming
Jul 4, 2021
Kept clean and very welcoming. Peacefull ! Enjoy it every time we stay!
Anonymous
Jun 25, 2021
Our group was looking so forward to our family camping trip as of recent. Only to be ruined by an unfriendly staff of Black Nugget Lake campground. Showed up a little past 8p.m. was 'hurried' along upon check in because they were CLOSING??!!..I can understand 10-11p.m. closing time...but 8 p.m.??? Go to purchase their $20.00 "cart load" of firewood..a complete rip off. We called the office the next day to ensure they possibly made a mistake and only delivered 1 cart load instead of the 2 we ordered. Guy shows up, and says he delivered 2 cart loads. This is $40 worth of fire wood we all ask??? Because of the rain the first night, we were only able to burn 3-4 pieces of wood. He said we burnt half of the 2 cart loads. There were 10 adults...and we ALL agree, this was NOT 2 cart loads. Near the end of the camp duration, my other party in our group asked if he could pick his trailer up after his work shift which was not too far down the road near Tofield. He was willing to even pay a small fee to keep it there so he can haul it to the camp storage after work near there. Was told there was no exceptions, and if there was, the EXCEPTION IS $108.00; so either you pay or leave with your camper at check out. The office staff, owners, personnel or whoever runs the place needs to button up on customer service and be more polite and maybe even crack a smile sometime. Extremely unfriendliest group. I must say it is clean and secure. The watch EVERYONE who comes in. On Saturday, another group of our party showed up and was made to pay...even though our booking said "3 or MORE units". The camp grounds were kept clean and the bathrooms also cleaned. I will have to second guess if we will ever return due to the simple fact of the unfriendliest group of workers running the place. FYI - Prices in their little store are extremely outrageously over priced. Not sure how long the stock sits; I never had a chance to see, but can sure bet they are expired product.
Carrie Mills
Jun 24, 2021
Campground is awesome ,beautiful quiet spot.Staff very friendly
Marilyn Olson
Jun 23, 2021
Well cared for and very friendly caretakers, we will be back
Marion Hopf
Jun 23, 2021
We liked this place the moment we entered. Friendly staff, great views, able to use non-powered boating on the lakes. We especially enjoyed our campsite. Quiet and private.
Anonymous
Jun 21, 2021
This was our first time here and it was a pleasant surprise. The sites are grassy and the washrooms are clean. Although not a natural lake (it’s the result of an old flooded coal mine), it was filled with pelicans, cormorants, and a large variety of other water fowl.
Kay Venance
Jun 19, 2021
This campground was inviting from the moment we arrived. Lots of people there but really roomy making it feel almost vacant. Very kid friendly but quiet early evening .
david shipston
Jun 14, 2021
First trip to this campground. Very well maintained, friendly staff and quiet!
Rhonda Walgenbach
Jun 7, 2021
Visited once many years ago and decided to try it again with our 3 kiddos. Great little campsite, nice playground and plenty of wildlife to watch. My kids loved spotting the pelicans every morning. We didn't fish but obviously a great spot to get on the water. Already booked another weekend this summer!
Anonymous
Jun 6, 2021
We really enjoyed our time camping at Black Nugget. Beautiful scenery and great staff. Thanks for an amazing experience!
Michael Ferber
Jun 5, 2021
First trip to Black Nugget Lake. The park staff were friendly and helpful. Park was well kept up. Good mixture of sites, open & treed.
Cher Madarash
May 30, 2021
Nice municipal campground. It was nice to get away from the city. We saw more different bird species than I have seen in years including a flock of Pelicans. It is often windy due to the lake, but it is always a thoroughly good time.
Lisa Fleming
May 25, 2021
Amazing campground with lots of things for the kids to do. Grounds keepers are very accommodating and easy to deal with. Kids enjoyed the ice cream store and the fishing . Only recommendation would be a sign going to sites 37- 39 stating it’s dead end and that you must back in as there’s nowhere to turn the trailer around in that area. Definitely would return.
Anonymous
May 24, 2021
First trip of the year, May 14 to 16. Very friendly staff, extremely helpful and maintain an excellent campground. There is a lot to do despite the constraints and lots of opportunities to catch some nice trout and enjoy the scenery and birds. Will make this a trip every year. Thanks
Michael Versteege
May 17, 2021
This was our first trip to Black Nugget, and we will definitely be back! Nice sites, not too far away, good lake for kayaking, and the campground is very well-run. It was quiet at night, everything was clean, and the host was great!
Kelsey Clelland
May 17, 2021
Awesome campground. Well maintained and so pretty. Sites are great with a mix of open and treed sites. Lots of great waterfowl on the lake. Watched the pelicans in early May.
Deborah Harrop
May 9, 2021
We were so pleased to be able to be amongst the first of the 2021 season. Sites are big, clean and convenient!! We'll be back!!
Ted Clampitt
May 7, 2021
This is a great place to camp. The sites are clean, well maintained & and a good size. This is our second year coming here and we are looking forward to next season already. We would recommend it to friends and family, It is also less then 1 hr from Edmonton,
Anonymous
Oct 15, 2020
Well kept, quiet, large sites. Looking forward to next season already
Michele Wallace
Oct 8, 2020
beautiful location, lovely spacious lots with trees and great fire pits, feels very well spaced, not crammed in. Great service - when I accidentally booked the wrong utilities for my Unitas, iywas corrected for me by the staff with no hassle and fantastic courtesy. Can't wait to come back in 2021.
Pete Dajavs
Oct 4, 2020
large private sites on the north end of the lake good kayaking. dave was very friendly and helpful. we will be back
michael zenowski
Sep 24, 2020
Large sites, many alongside the lake, private, and well maintained. One of our go-to campgrounds last year and again this year.
Linda Mate
Sep 24, 2020
First time camping here and we absolutely loved it! It’s very well kept, quiet and big sites! We will be back for sure!
Vanessa Eckert-Good
Sep 22, 2020
First time at this camp ground and I must say that we were impressed. Large grass sites, very well taken care of. Check in was great. Greeted by a very friendly host. Nice walking trails.. we will be back that's for sure
Tom Hudson
Sep 20, 2020
We spent the weekend at one oof the group sites and it was lovely! Very clean sites, and probably the cleanest outhouses I've ever seen!
MIRANDA BENDER
Sep 15, 2020
Great campground. Hosts were super friendly and inviting. Wish the sites were more private but other than that it was great ! The lake was beautiful and perfect for kayaking!
Anonymous
Sep 14, 2020
Sept. 10,2020 This is our second time camping at this campground. We love the incredible views of the lake from our campsites! It is private and quiet. Most of all we are appreciative of the camp hosts Dave and Louise, they have been helpful especially when our trailer had major problems, Dave took the time to guide us to park our trailer safely. The appearance of the campground is well maintained and it shows how much Dave and Louise care about the campground. We hope to see them next year! Keith and Leslie Colby
Leslie Colby
Sep 13, 2020
Been going here for many years. Fishing has declined last few years but it's a great spotto watch geese fly-byes in the fall. It's very well maintained/groomed. Awesome place to kayak or canoe.
John Mellec
Sep 11, 2020
No communication that our site was moved or changed. Excuse we got from the very rude attendant was it was due to covid and had to give away the site when it was only 50% capacity. When it opened back up instead of putting me back on the full serviced site that was originally booked we were out only to a powered site. The lady is rude and very unhelpful for any issues. Wood purchase 15.00 for like 8 pieces of wood is way over priced and it was wet so getting a fire going was hard. Now being on a powered site only I had to conserve water more Than normal as it was a long weekend, the entire site that has probably 200 sites and only 6 sites are full hookups have only 1 dump station? That is just poor planning. Only 2 good things about the park is the sites are huge and very spaced out. The other is coal creek golf resort is such a nice golf course. The county should shut this place down for a year and do some major renos like more full hook up sites, get rid of the rude lady, make the firewood competitivly priced. Was not impressed this past weekend. The lady was rude and unhelpful and just said talk to the county. Horrible service.
Anonymous
Sep 10, 2020
We have been visiting this campground for a few years now and absolutely love it! We continue to come back numerous times a year and have brought friends who also fall in love with this campground. We visit this campground more then any other each summer. The newest management are a great couple and take such good care of the sites I miss the paddle boat rentals some of the old care takers had but the lake is beautiful to take kayaks, canoes or rafts out. The powered sites are private, very large and grassy. Some of the non powered sites are less private but very spacious and amazing views of the lake, most waterfront. I highly suggest checking out this campground to all.
Kelsey McDonnell
Sep 7, 2020
We have been here for the 3rd time now and it is always clean, quiet, well maintained and managed. Love this campground the best! It has become our favourite!
Daniel Williams
Sep 4, 2020
We stayed for two nights in one of the three tenting sites in the week before the September long weekend. It was really quiet and we had most of the place to ourselves. The campground managers were great and helpful. I don't recommend trying the walk around the lake - we got off track but still enjoyed it. Lots of waterfowl and shorebirds. Saw a few snakes and frogs. Didn't have any luck with the fishing though. Overall, this was a great visit!
Katherine Spencer
Sep 2, 2020
My wife and I went for our first camping trip in our trailer at Black Nugget. We are so glad we picked this spot. The caretakers, Dave and Louise were amazing. They treated us like family and were so helpful. The camp ground was clean and well kept. Everything was perfect for our first trip. We will be back
Steven Crosby
Sep 1, 2020
We had a great stay at this campground. The sites are extremely large, private, grassy and clean. Although we came during the week the grounds were quiet by 10 pm. Great walking paths, trails, a very unique Campground!
Anita Bleackley
Sep 1, 2020
This was our first time at Black Nugget Lake Campground. It won't be the last. We were booked into a quiet and private campsite. But we also appreciate that in the areas that were not powered, there was space between the sites which allows for more privacy even in the sites that don't have trees or are next to the road. You can tell that the campground is well cared for and well-maintained. The Manager opened the gate early for me on two mornings of our stay so that I could attend to an event an hour away (it started quite early in the morning). I was grateful for her help. We appreciated the natural shorelines and all of the Flora and Fauna we got to experience. This is a great Campground for families and people that want to enjoy the natural surroundings in a quiet way. I am very grateful that there wasn't major partiers at this Campground. And everyone who had their dogs were very respectful of everyone else's space and tranquility.
Tara Normand
Aug 31, 2020
This is my second time staying here. I loved it the first time so I came back. It was very disappointing on the Saturday night of my stay. At a site along the road were very noisy, till past 2:00 am, drunk, rowdy people. I don't know if they were registered campers but they rolled in around 6 pm. No campsite authority came to shut them down or call the police on other campers behalf. I was camping alone so I didn't want to risk my safety by telling them to respect the campsite rules: - Quiet time 11:00PM – 7:00AM. - Public drunkenness and rowdiness will not be tolerated and will result in police action and immediate eviction. When I drove out past this site Sunday morning, there were at least 2-3 bags of cans/bottles near the picnic table. That was good of them not to leave a mess but it did leave a bad taste to want to come back for a peaceful camping experience. My rating is low not because of the campground but more for the authorities not patrolling the campground - especially on a Saturday night. If i was with young children I would find a different campsite with strict and enforced rules for safety reasons.
Anonymous
Aug 31, 2020
This is a great campground close to Edmonton. Large campsites and the lake is great for fishing, kayaking or canoeing. It’s definitely on my list. The care takers do a great job of looking after the whole campground.
Sarah Wickstrom
Aug 29, 2020
This place was recommended to us by my aunt. When we arrived, the lady let us switch our site, as it was still quiet, only in for the weekend AND the site we originally took was very wet. Even though we were not in a treed site, we were happy as it was right on the lake. The kids had fun fishing and wandering the grounds for new adventures. Very nice and pleasant people.
Kim Robertson
Aug 24, 2020
This is a definite gem of a campground. It’s clean, well managed and beautifully landscaped. The lake is very natural and we were graced with visiting Canadian Geese. We will be back!
Carolyn Loucks
Aug 24, 2020
This is a very nice campground. The sites are large and there is plenty of space. Many power sites or dry camping. We really liked the area, but we were thre to fish and the fishing is non existent. No fish, not even a bite in three days. If you want to relax though it is awesome, and the staff are terrific.
Daniel Blackburn
Aug 23, 2020
A Beautiful gem! Amazing clean and well kept campground. Will go back again !
Collette Stassen
Aug 23, 2020
Great little campground & close to Edmonton. The caretakers really went above & beyond for our first visit here. Nicely treed site, great playground for kids and lots of places to go walking & exploring. We'll be back.
Michael Kasun
Aug 18, 2020
As always, Black Nugget has been one the most beautiful and well kept campgrounds I have stayed in. The hosts were amazing. My grandchildren loved the playground, the lake, the campsite (we were in group site #1). I have been to this campground 4 times and I have never been disappointed with our stay. I look forward to our next stay!! Great place, great hosts, great sites!! Thank you!
Bea Brousseau
Aug 15, 2020
We love this campground! A couple of friends recommended this campground, it was hard to find anything available with covid, so we booked here no problem. Am we ever glad we did! Been twice now and it is one of our main "go to's" from now on. Last campout, there was a problem with a neighbouring site who had 2 dogs. The Manager dealt with the problem immediately, much to our satisfaction. Great campground, great sites, great management!
Daniel Williams
Aug 13, 2020
The first time we went to Black Nugget. It should be called Black Diamond because it's a Diamond in the rough. Great campground only a 1 hour drive from the city.
Anonymous
Aug 10, 2020
Very clean well kept grounds. Office staff is amazing! Always available to help and make sure you enjoy your stay! Large grassy sites are great to keep from everything getting muddy. Very quiet. Will definitely return!
Keri Pattenden
Aug 9, 2020
This was our first time camping here as our normal campsite was unavailable. I am so glad we stumbled upon it! The hosts were amazing and friendly. The sites and outhouses were well kept and the other campers were respectful and quiet, even on a long weekend.
Samantha McConnell
Aug 4, 2020
This was the first time staying at this campground. Louise was absolutely the best of help really kind. The campground was immaculate and great sites and facilities were top notch. I will definitely come back here for sure.
Ryan Gregory
Aug 4, 2020
Kind staff and nice campground. We came for fishing but no signs of fish! Will likely be back just for the beautiful quiet campground
Michael Good
Jul 26, 2020
Very nice and quiet campsite. The lady in the office is very helpful and nice !
Jacqueline Liang
Jul 26, 2020
Had an amazing time with my family this weekend. The campgrounds are very clean and it’s a nice and calm environment. Everyone there is super friendly. Had a marvellous time .
Anonymous
Jul 26, 2020
This was our first time at Black Nugget. It was recommended to us by friends who go there often and we are so glad they did! The sites are spacious, clean, well-kept. The park was great for the kids (also clean and well kept!) and the lake is absolutely beautiful! Staff and other campers were very polite. We will definitely be coming back!
Liane Proulx-Makovichuk
Jul 19, 2020
We stayed for 3 full days. Very accommodating. I accidentally booked online a spot that wouldn't fit us. Next time I would book online and leave a message to confirm we will fit. There was a big storm while we were there. They drove around in the storm to make sure everyone was okay and if anyone needed help. The lake is beautiful and perfect for kayaking.
Sandra Rake
Jul 17, 2020
Service was lovely and the camp site was large and private. Outhouses were clean. You can buy a bunch of wood for $15 too which is convenient. A hidden gem only 1 hour from Edmonton!
Brittani Adamson
Jul 11, 2020
I love it there it is so clean quite people are nice there .I will be going back aug long weekend
Corinne South
Jul 5, 2020
This is a hidden gem within an hour from Edmonton. Large non serviced sites on the east side of the lake provide for picturesque views and lovely sunsets. Their is an abundance of waterfowls and a few muskrats to watch. The camp managers are awesome and available for help as needed and are seen several times a day driving the campground and maintaining a clean safe experience . We will be back!
Shelley Murray Hunt
Jul 5, 2020
This campground is pretty and nice. Still need a little TLC but very spacious and we found it very quiet. We were in #23 with power. After all the rain on June 30th and July 1st there was a lots of water around the landing area. The fire pit needs to be raised as it is full of water. They did come after we mentioned it need help. They gentleman doing to service filled all around the pit but did not put any sand and gravel in the pit and the pit has to be raised. Our feet were always wet around our home. they have a wonderful location beside the mini lake or pond, and a golf course is very close by. We will return. Thanks Dwight and Gloria
Dwight Hunter
Jul 5, 2020
I haven’t been to this lake since I was a child and it used to be a 10 campsite no power on the honor system. Now it is a very well kept, large sites beautiful campsite with a 100 + sites. This is a real hidden gem. I’ll be booking here again for sure!!!
Anonymous
Jul 4, 2020
Discovered this gem a few years ago. Love the options for sites- services or not. No service sites are more rustic, private and around the lake. Staff have always been friendly even with the recent changes in site managers. The only complaint I have is the lack of site cleanup/maintenance: on our last visit, June 14-19, even though the site manager greeted us and said our site was " all ready for us", there was garbage in and around the firepit and metal roasting sticks left on the picnic tables. It is pretty evident that nothing had been done to "ready" the site for us. I expect people to pick up after themselves, but if there is a site manager at the campground, I expect that, for the money I pay for that site, it should be clean for my arrival. Especially with the covid pandemic- I shouldn't have to clean up after the previous guests. It would also be nice if they put some more gravel in some sites and try to level them off a bit- as the years go by, some sites are getting tougher to level off your unit or find a flat spot to put your tent.
Bill and Kathy Rab
Jul 1, 2020
Great place . Spacious private sites available , lovely sites , lots of birds and small wildlife . I enjoy my privacy and quiet times so I was thrilled , no unnecessary traffic coming and going . The caretakers keep things nice and clean and it was good to see all the measures in place for social distancing and hand sanitizers located all around . I plan on frequenting this site !
Lisa Marks
Jul 1, 2020
We are newbie campers. After arriving a bit late and needing some assistance the campground managers were extremely helpful and generous with their time helping us to set up our trailer for the first time. They consistently checked in on us and they’re very wonderful hosts. There are sites that are more private than others but overall I was happy to experience this place.
Anonymous
Jun 29, 2020
Lots of space between campers. Only issue is lack of outhouses and what is available can be far from your site. Only one place to get water, outside the office. Otherwise very nice and quiet. Easy to enjoy walks on roadways through the park. Lots of water view sites. Friendly office with good rules for social distancing.
Anonymous
Jun 27, 2020
This was our first time to the campground and we were very impressed with everything. The site was right by the water, camp host was very helpful and directing us to the site and how to park to enjoy the lake the most. We will return for sure. Wish the bathrooms were open but I'm sure they will be soon.
Glenda Hounshell
Jun 15, 2020
Been here a few years ago and it has changed a bit with new sites. I decided to take my nephews for their first camping trip here as I wanted them to catch their first fish and hopefully a tiger. The management was super friendly they have dry wood which is great and the site was decent . Now if those dang gangs of pelicans would stop eating all the fish maybe our luck would’ve been better ;) My twin 4.75 yr old nephews loved their time there and we will be back hopefully to catch a fish!
Isaac Goebel
Jun 14, 2020
We have been coming for years and love it here! The sites are so well maintained, clean, lots of room with lots of mature trees! The customer service if great, the area is lovely. We will be back!
Kelly Carvalho
Jun 14, 2020
We are very impressed with this campground. We have been here many times, and always enjoy ourselves. The new management is doing a great job!! Thanks! We'll be back!!
Ted Clampitt
Jun 13, 2020
We stayed at site 112 and loved it. Very quiet, sheltered site with water all around, and just across from the trail. Staff were courteous and helpful, and went above and beyond to make our stay great. Kids had a blast!
Anonymous
Jun 8, 2020
Our first stay at this campground. It is awesome. Very quiet, large sites, with trees separating the sites. Large grassy area behind us. Loved walking around the lake and seeing the fall colors, heron, & large flocks of geese. Beautiful sunsets. Only 5 minutes from Coal Cr GC. Will definitely be returning next year.
Laura Schultz
Sep 29, 2021
We have been to this campground many times over this camping season (2021) and are never disappointed. Louise and Dave have outdone themselves to welcome us and to make sure we have a great camping experience. Campground is well-maintained and campers have a choice of serviced or un-serviced sites. Sites are spacious and treed. We'll be back!!
Ted Clampitt
Sep 24, 2021
We have been to this campground many times over this camping season (2021) and are never disappointed. Louise and Dave have outdone themselves to welcome us and have outdone themselves to make sure we have a great camping experience. Campground is well-maintained and campers have a choice of serviced or un-serviced sites. Sites are spacious and treed.
Ted Clampitt
Sep 24, 2021
We have enjoyed camping here twice this year each time the staff have been very friendly helping us with any thing that we needed. The sites are easy to park in and very clean.
Grace Richter
Sep 21, 2021
We were booked into group site 2. The website says it holds 3 smaller trailers & has power. We had even phoned about this site to confirm the size. When we arrived we discovered this site only had power stands for 2 trailers. Perhaps a clarification on the website should be recommended.
Bev Podulsky
Sep 12, 2021
We stayed at Black Nugget several times, this time in early September. It was very nice and quiet, as usual. The campsite is terrific and the staff very helpful. We stayed mid week, so not very busy. A great place to relax.
David Morrow
Sep 12, 2021
The campground caretakers do an amazing job of keeping everything in tip top shape. Even the outhouses were very clean! Beautiful quiet campground with lots of kayaking area! Nice and close to home which is a bonus!
Anonymous
Aug 20, 2021
The campground is very clean. The out houses are some of the cleanest we have seen. They were sprayed down and cleaned twice a day the weekend we stayed. Staff is all very friendly and helpful. Love camping here and will be back as often as we can.
Glenda Hounshell
Aug 15, 2021
Nice spot for dark sky viewing during the perseid meter shower.
Anonymous
Aug 14, 2021
I took a chance and booked a site here for our annual camping trip, and I'm so glad I did. The couple running it are friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. Park is clearly well maintained; I saw them checking on/cleaning the outhouses twice daily! We rented a tent site for the two of us and our dog in our 8-man tent, the site was clean, spacious, and pretty private. The only disappointment was that the walking trails shown on the map are not maintained, they're pretty overgrown and we had to turn back pretty quick. Otherwise we had a blast and would definitely love to come back.
Melissa Maurice
Aug 13, 2021
Beautiful little campground. Very clean and very quiet. Outhouses were cleaned several times a day. Staff were very nice. Loved the campsites. My only complaint would be that the firepits were very tall with no openings so I couldn't enjoy the fire as I couldn't even see the flames. Otherwise, I love this campground.
Shawna Zaporosky
Aug 10, 2021
Complete and absolute horrible BITCH!!! I don’t understand, why women like the owner are so unnecessarily mean and lack any kind of customer service skills and yet she does. She wears a permanent scowl to help you with everything.and anything. Talk about being micro managed in your own paid for camp site. They advertise and charge full price, saying that you can go Swimming, (No! There’s millions of Leeches in the water) Fishing, (No! algae and seaweed killed all the fish weeks ago) and Hiking! (No! All the trails are overgrown and you’ll need a machete to get through) We will never be back!
Anonymous
Aug 8, 2021
The nice staff were very nice to my kids and delivered our firewood. Needs more than one dump station.
Anonymous
Aug 3, 2021
This campground attendants is constantly harassing the campers. Patrols constantly. All day all night. We paid triple what most group sites charged & we harassed. I feel it was Over priced charge for each tent. Small group areas. no beach. Small lake. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Anonymous
Aug 2, 2021
I booked online for 8 people and paid $80.. we arrived at 5 pm and told them we have 2 tents total because my kids is sleeping in a separate tent and they told me I have to pay extra for the tent which is the same amount that I paid for 2 nights. Just to make our camping smooth and no hassle I pay the $75 extra so in total I paid $156 for one site with two tents even though I think is a rip-off. That same night around 10:30pm the people beside our site is having a party. They were too loud with music playing and people shouting and arguing with each other, dogs barking until 7 in the morning. I went to the office many times that night but it’s close. My kids were scared and I told them just sleep in our tent. I wanted to talk to the those people but my wife said just leave it for I might just get into a fight for they were all drunk. The next day at 11 am, we all pack up and leave for I don’t feel safe for my family beside those drunk people beside our site. This is the worst camping we had ever experienced especially for my kids. This camping site should a security patrolling at night for it is a family camping area and people are paying for it. Quite time 11pm - 7 am were posted but enforcement would be better. Night Security patrolling to keep your paying CAMPERS SAFETY a PRIORITY would be a good idea. I will advice all my friends to stay away from this campsite, for my family didn’t feel safe camping here at all.
Anonymous
Jul 19, 2021
Discovered this fantastic campground a couple of years ago and it is now our "Go To"! Only 30 minutes from our home in Camrose, very clean and spacious sites. This campground has everything you need including trout fishing! Always a pleasure to head out there for a few days and bring our family and friends!
Daniel Williams
Jul 14, 2021
Stayed here for the first time, it’s a very nice campground. Great place for kids, lots a room for them to run around. Will most definitely go back for a weekend getaway. Everyone was nice and quiet when 11:00 pm came around.
Leah Romaniuk
Jul 11, 2021
A return to a favorite after 2 year absence. Very clean facility with friendly, helpful staff and peaceful, family atmosphere. The waterways and wildlife make for a great experience.
Ivan Hall
Jul 10, 2021
A friend told us about this little gem an hour east of Edmonton. The are a variety of sites in this campground, some private some not so, but definitely something suitable for everyone. We love the variety of birds on and around the lake, especially May long weekend when birds were nesting. The flock of Pelicans were a great surprise. A Great weekend getaway. Very nice staff. Thank you.
Lisa Fleming
Jul 4, 2021
Kept clean and very welcoming. Peacefull ! Enjoy it every time we stay!
Anonymous
Jun 25, 2021
Our group was looking so forward to our family camping trip as of recent. Only to be ruined by an unfriendly staff of Black Nugget Lake campground. Showed up a little past 8p.m. was 'hurried' along upon check in because they were CLOSING??!!..I can understand 10-11p.m. closing time...but 8 p.m.??? Go to purchase their $20.00 "cart load" of firewood..a complete rip off. We called the office the next day to ensure they possibly made a mistake and only delivered 1 cart load instead of the 2 we ordered. Guy shows up, and says he delivered 2 cart loads. This is $40 worth of fire wood we all ask??? Because of the rain the first night, we were only able to burn 3-4 pieces of wood. He said we burnt half of the 2 cart loads. There were 10 adults...and we ALL agree, this was NOT 2 cart loads. Near the end of the camp duration, my other party in our group asked if he could pick his trailer up after his work shift which was not too far down the road near Tofield. He was willing to even pay a small fee to keep it there so he can haul it to the camp storage after work near there. Was told there was no exceptions, and if there was, the EXCEPTION IS $108.00; so either you pay or leave with your camper at check out. The office staff, owners, personnel or whoever runs the place needs to button up on customer service and be more polite and maybe even crack a smile sometime. Extremely unfriendliest group. I must say it is clean and secure. The watch EVERYONE who comes in. On Saturday, another group of our party showed up and was made to pay...even though our booking said "3 or MORE units". The camp grounds were kept clean and the bathrooms also cleaned. I will have to second guess if we will ever return due to the simple fact of the unfriendliest group of workers running the place. FYI - Prices in their little store are extremely outrageously over priced. Not sure how long the stock sits; I never had a chance to see, but can sure bet they are expired product.
Carrie Mills
Jun 24, 2021
Campground is awesome ,beautiful quiet spot.Staff very friendly
Marilyn Olson
Jun 23, 2021
Well cared for and very friendly caretakers, we will be back
Marion Hopf
Jun 23, 2021
We liked this place the moment we entered. Friendly staff, great views, able to use non-powered boating on the lakes. We especially enjoyed our campsite. Quiet and private.
Anonymous
Jun 21, 2021
This was our first time here and it was a pleasant surprise. The sites are grassy and the washrooms are clean. Although not a natural lake (it’s the result of an old flooded coal mine), it was filled with pelicans, cormorants, and a large variety of other water fowl.
Kay Venance
Jun 19, 2021
This campground was inviting from the moment we arrived. Lots of people there but really roomy making it feel almost vacant. Very kid friendly but quiet early evening .
david shipston
Jun 14, 2021
First trip to this campground. Very well maintained, friendly staff and quiet!
Rhonda Walgenbach
Jun 7, 2021
Visited once many years ago and decided to try it again with our 3 kiddos. Great little campsite, nice playground and plenty of wildlife to watch. My kids loved spotting the pelicans every morning. We didn't fish but obviously a great spot to get on the water. Already booked another weekend this summer!
Anonymous
Jun 6, 2021
We really enjoyed our time camping at Black Nugget. Beautiful scenery and great staff. Thanks for an amazing experience!
Michael Ferber
Jun 5, 2021
First trip to Black Nugget Lake. The park staff were friendly and helpful. Park was well kept up. Good mixture of sites, open & treed.
Cher Madarash
May 30, 2021
Nice municipal campground. It was nice to get away from the city. We saw more different bird species than I have seen in years including a flock of Pelicans. It is often windy due to the lake, but it is always a thoroughly good time.
Lisa Fleming
May 25, 2021
Amazing campground with lots of things for the kids to do. Grounds keepers are very accommodating and easy to deal with. Kids enjoyed the ice cream store and the fishing . Only recommendation would be a sign going to sites 37- 39 stating it’s dead end and that you must back in as there’s nowhere to turn the trailer around in that area. Definitely would return.
Anonymous
May 24, 2021
First trip of the year, May 14 to 16. Very friendly staff, extremely helpful and maintain an excellent campground. There is a lot to do despite the constraints and lots of opportunities to catch some nice trout and enjoy the scenery and birds. Will make this a trip every year. Thanks
Michael Versteege
May 17, 2021
This was our first trip to Black Nugget, and we will definitely be back! Nice sites, not too far away, good lake for kayaking, and the campground is very well-run. It was quiet at night, everything was clean, and the host was great!
Kelsey Clelland
May 17, 2021
Awesome campground. Well maintained and so pretty. Sites are great with a mix of open and treed sites. Lots of great waterfowl on the lake. Watched the pelicans in early May.
Deborah Harrop
May 9, 2021
We were so pleased to be able to be amongst the first of the 2021 season. Sites are big, clean and convenient!! We'll be back!!
Ted Clampitt
May 7, 2021
This is a great place to camp. The sites are clean, well maintained & and a good size. This is our second year coming here and we are looking forward to next season already. We would recommend it to friends and family, It is also less then 1 hr from Edmonton,
Anonymous
Oct 15, 2020
Well kept, quiet, large sites. Looking forward to next season already
Michele Wallace
Oct 8, 2020
beautiful location, lovely spacious lots with trees and great fire pits, feels very well spaced, not crammed in. Great service - when I accidentally booked the wrong utilities for my Unitas, iywas corrected for me by the staff with no hassle and fantastic courtesy. Can't wait to come back in 2021.
Pete Dajavs
Oct 4, 2020
large private sites on the north end of the lake good kayaking. dave was very friendly and helpful. we will be back
michael zenowski
Sep 24, 2020
Large sites, many alongside the lake, private, and well maintained. One of our go-to campgrounds last year and again this year.
Linda Mate
Sep 24, 2020
First time camping here and we absolutely loved it! It’s very well kept, quiet and big sites! We will be back for sure!
Vanessa Eckert-Good
Sep 22, 2020
First time at this camp ground and I must say that we were impressed. Large grass sites, very well taken care of. Check in was great. Greeted by a very friendly host. Nice walking trails.. we will be back that's for sure
Tom Hudson
Sep 20, 2020
We spent the weekend at one oof the group sites and it was lovely! Very clean sites, and probably the cleanest outhouses I've ever seen!
MIRANDA BENDER
Sep 15, 2020
Great campground. Hosts were super friendly and inviting. Wish the sites were more private but other than that it was great ! The lake was beautiful and perfect for kayaking!
Anonymous
Sep 14, 2020
Sept. 10,2020 This is our second time camping at this campground. We love the incredible views of the lake from our campsites! It is private and quiet. Most of all we are appreciative of the camp hosts Dave and Louise, they have been helpful especially when our trailer had major problems, Dave took the time to guide us to park our trailer safely. The appearance of the campground is well maintained and it shows how much Dave and Louise care about the campground. We hope to see them next year! Keith and Leslie Colby
Leslie Colby
Sep 13, 2020
Been going here for many years. Fishing has declined last few years but it's a great spotto watch geese fly-byes in the fall. It's very well maintained/groomed. Awesome place to kayak or canoe.
John Mellec
Sep 11, 2020
No communication that our site was moved or changed. Excuse we got from the very rude attendant was it was due to covid and had to give away the site when it was only 50% capacity. When it opened back up instead of putting me back on the full serviced site that was originally booked we were out only to a powered site. The lady is rude and very unhelpful for any issues. Wood purchase 15.00 for like 8 pieces of wood is way over priced and it was wet so getting a fire going was hard. Now being on a powered site only I had to conserve water more Than normal as it was a long weekend, the entire site that has probably 200 sites and only 6 sites are full hookups have only 1 dump station? That is just poor planning. Only 2 good things about the park is the sites are huge and very spaced out. The other is coal creek golf resort is such a nice golf course. The county should shut this place down for a year and do some major renos like more full hook up sites, get rid of the rude lady, make the firewood competitivly priced. Was not impressed this past weekend. The lady was rude and unhelpful and just said talk to the county. Horrible service.
Anonymous
Sep 10, 2020
We have been visiting this campground for a few years now and absolutely love it! We continue to come back numerous times a year and have brought friends who also fall in love with this campground. We visit this campground more then any other each summer. The newest management are a great couple and take such good care of the sites I miss the paddle boat rentals some of the old care takers had but the lake is beautiful to take kayaks, canoes or rafts out. The powered sites are private, very large and grassy. Some of the non powered sites are less private but very spacious and amazing views of the lake, most waterfront. I highly suggest checking out this campground to all.
Kelsey McDonnell
Sep 7, 2020
We have been here for the 3rd time now and it is always clean, quiet, well maintained and managed. Love this campground the best! It has become our favourite!
Daniel Williams
Sep 4, 2020
We stayed for two nights in one of the three tenting sites in the week before the September long weekend. It was really quiet and we had most of the place to ourselves. The campground managers were great and helpful. I don't recommend trying the walk around the lake - we got off track but still enjoyed it. Lots of waterfowl and shorebirds. Saw a few snakes and frogs. Didn't have any luck with the fishing though. Overall, this was a great visit!
Katherine Spencer
Sep 2, 2020
My wife and I went for our first camping trip in our trailer at Black Nugget. We are so glad we picked this spot. The caretakers, Dave and Louise were amazing. They treated us like family and were so helpful. The camp ground was clean and well kept. Everything was perfect for our first trip. We will be back
Steven Crosby
Sep 1, 2020
We had a great stay at this campground. The sites are extremely large, private, grassy and clean. Although we came during the week the grounds were quiet by 10 pm. Great walking paths, trails, a very unique Campground!
Anita Bleackley
Sep 1, 2020
This was our first time at Black Nugget Lake Campground. It won't be the last. We were booked into a quiet and private campsite. But we also appreciate that in the areas that were not powered, there was space between the sites which allows for more privacy even in the sites that don't have trees or are next to the road. You can tell that the campground is well cared for and well-maintained. The Manager opened the gate early for me on two mornings of our stay so that I could attend to an event an hour away (it started quite early in the morning). I was grateful for her help. We appreciated the natural shorelines and all of the Flora and Fauna we got to experience. This is a great Campground for families and people that want to enjoy the natural surroundings in a quiet way. I am very grateful that there wasn't major partiers at this Campground. And everyone who had their dogs were very respectful of everyone else's space and tranquility.
Tara Normand
Aug 31, 2020
This is my second time staying here. I loved it the first time so I came back. It was very disappointing on the Saturday night of my stay. At a site along the road were very noisy, till past 2:00 am, drunk, rowdy people. I don't know if they were registered campers but they rolled in around 6 pm. No campsite authority came to shut them down or call the police on other campers behalf. I was camping alone so I didn't want to risk my safety by telling them to respect the campsite rules: - Quiet time 11:00PM – 7:00AM. - Public drunkenness and rowdiness will not be tolerated and will result in police action and immediate eviction. When I drove out past this site Sunday morning, there were at least 2-3 bags of cans/bottles near the picnic table. That was good of them not to leave a mess but it did leave a bad taste to want to come back for a peaceful camping experience. My rating is low not because of the campground but more for the authorities not patrolling the campground - especially on a Saturday night. If i was with young children I would find a different campsite with strict and enforced rules for safety reasons.
Anonymous
Aug 31, 2020
This is a great campground close to Edmonton. Large campsites and the lake is great for fishing, kayaking or canoeing. It’s definitely on my list. The care takers do a great job of looking after the whole campground.
Sarah Wickstrom
Aug 29, 2020
This place was recommended to us by my aunt. When we arrived, the lady let us switch our site, as it was still quiet, only in for the weekend AND the site we originally took was very wet. Even though we were not in a treed site, we were happy as it was right on the lake. The kids had fun fishing and wandering the grounds for new adventures. Very nice and pleasant people.
Kim Robertson
Aug 24, 2020
This is a definite gem of a campground. It’s clean, well managed and beautifully landscaped. The lake is very natural and we were graced with visiting Canadian Geese. We will be back!
Carolyn Loucks
Aug 24, 2020
This is a very nice campground. The sites are large and there is plenty of space. Many power sites or dry camping. We really liked the area, but we were thre to fish and the fishing is non existent. No fish, not even a bite in three days. If you want to relax though it is awesome, and the staff are terrific.
Daniel Blackburn
Aug 23, 2020
A Beautiful gem! Amazing clean and well kept campground. Will go back again !
Collette Stassen
Aug 23, 2020
Great little campground & close to Edmonton. The caretakers really went above & beyond for our first visit here. Nicely treed site, great playground for kids and lots of places to go walking & exploring. We'll be back.
Michael Kasun
Aug 18, 2020
As always, Black Nugget has been one the most beautiful and well kept campgrounds I have stayed in. The hosts were amazing. My grandchildren loved the playground, the lake, the campsite (we were in group site #1). I have been to this campground 4 times and I have never been disappointed with our stay. I look forward to our next stay!! Great place, great hosts, great sites!! Thank you!
Bea Brousseau
Aug 15, 2020
We love this campground! A couple of friends recommended this campground, it was hard to find anything available with covid, so we booked here no problem. Am we ever glad we did! Been twice now and it is one of our main "go to's" from now on. Last campout, there was a problem with a neighbouring site who had 2 dogs. The Manager dealt with the problem immediately, much to our satisfaction. Great campground, great sites, great management!
Daniel Williams
Aug 13, 2020
The first time we went to Black Nugget. It should be called Black Diamond because it's a Diamond in the rough. Great campground only a 1 hour drive from the city.
Anonymous
Aug 10, 2020
Very clean well kept grounds. Office staff is amazing! Always available to help and make sure you enjoy your stay! Large grassy sites are great to keep from everything getting muddy. Very quiet. Will definitely return!
Keri Pattenden
Aug 9, 2020
This was our first time camping here as our normal campsite was unavailable. I am so glad we stumbled upon it! The hosts were amazing and friendly. The sites and outhouses were well kept and the other campers were respectful and quiet, even on a long weekend.
Samantha McConnell
Aug 4, 2020
This was the first time staying at this campground. Louise was absolutely the best of help really kind. The campground was immaculate and great sites and facilities were top notch. I will definitely come back here for sure.
Ryan Gregory
Aug 4, 2020
Kind staff and nice campground. We came for fishing but no signs of fish! Will likely be back just for the beautiful quiet campground
Michael Good
Jul 26, 2020
Very nice and quiet campsite. The lady in the office is very helpful and nice !
Jacqueline Liang
Jul 26, 2020
Had an amazing time with my family this weekend. The campgrounds are very clean and it’s a nice and calm environment. Everyone there is super friendly. Had a marvellous time .
Anonymous
Jul 26, 2020
This was our first time at Black Nugget. It was recommended to us by friends who go there often and we are so glad they did! The sites are spacious, clean, well-kept. The park was great for the kids (also clean and well kept!) and the lake is absolutely beautiful! Staff and other campers were very polite. We will definitely be coming back!
Liane Proulx-Makovichuk
Jul 19, 2020
We stayed for 3 full days. Very accommodating. I accidentally booked online a spot that wouldn't fit us. Next time I would book online and leave a message to confirm we will fit. There was a big storm while we were there. They drove around in the storm to make sure everyone was okay and if anyone needed help. The lake is beautiful and perfect for kayaking.
Sandra Rake
Jul 17, 2020
Service was lovely and the camp site was large and private. Outhouses were clean. You can buy a bunch of wood for $15 too which is convenient. A hidden gem only 1 hour from Edmonton!
Brittani Adamson
Jul 11, 2020
I love it there it is so clean quite people are nice there .I will be going back aug long weekend
Corinne South
Jul 5, 2020
This is a hidden gem within an hour from Edmonton. Large non serviced sites on the east side of the lake provide for picturesque views and lovely sunsets. Their is an abundance of waterfowls and a few muskrats to watch. The camp managers are awesome and available for help as needed and are seen several times a day driving the campground and maintaining a clean safe experience . We will be back!
Shelley Murray Hunt
Jul 5, 2020
This campground is pretty and nice. Still need a little TLC but very spacious and we found it very quiet. We were in #23 with power. After all the rain on June 30th and July 1st there was a lots of water around the landing area. The fire pit needs to be raised as it is full of water. They did come after we mentioned it need help. They gentleman doing to service filled all around the pit but did not put any sand and gravel in the pit and the pit has to be raised. Our feet were always wet around our home. they have a wonderful location beside the mini lake or pond, and a golf course is very close by. We will return. Thanks Dwight and Gloria
Dwight Hunter
Jul 5, 2020
I haven’t been to this lake since I was a child and it used to be a 10 campsite no power on the honor system. Now it is a very well kept, large sites beautiful campsite with a 100 + sites. This is a real hidden gem. I’ll be booking here again for sure!!!
Anonymous
Jul 4, 2020
Discovered this gem a few years ago. Love the options for sites- services or not. No service sites are more rustic, private and around the lake. Staff have always been friendly even with the recent changes in site managers. The only complaint I have is the lack of site cleanup/maintenance: on our last visit, June 14-19, even though the site manager greeted us and said our site was " all ready for us", there was garbage in and around the firepit and metal roasting sticks left on the picnic tables. It is pretty evident that nothing had been done to "ready" the site for us. I expect people to pick up after themselves, but if there is a site manager at the campground, I expect that, for the money I pay for that site, it should be clean for my arrival. Especially with the covid pandemic- I shouldn't have to clean up after the previous guests. It would also be nice if they put some more gravel in some sites and try to level them off a bit- as the years go by, some sites are getting tougher to level off your unit or find a flat spot to put your tent.
Bill and Kathy Rab
Jul 1, 2020
Great place . Spacious private sites available , lovely sites , lots of birds and small wildlife . I enjoy my privacy and quiet times so I was thrilled , no unnecessary traffic coming and going . The caretakers keep things nice and clean and it was good to see all the measures in place for social distancing and hand sanitizers located all around . I plan on frequenting this site !
Lisa Marks
Jul 1, 2020
We are newbie campers. After arriving a bit late and needing some assistance the campground managers were extremely helpful and generous with their time helping us to set up our trailer for the first time. They consistently checked in on us and they’re very wonderful hosts. There are sites that are more private than others but overall I was happy to experience this place.
Anonymous
Jun 29, 2020
Lots of space between campers. Only issue is lack of outhouses and what is available can be far from your site. Only one place to get water, outside the office. Otherwise very nice and quiet. Easy to enjoy walks on roadways through the park. Lots of water view sites. Friendly office with good rules for social distancing.
Anonymous
Jun 27, 2020
This was our first time to the campground and we were very impressed with everything. The site was right by the water, camp host was very helpful and directing us to the site and how to park to enjoy the lake the most. We will return for sure. Wish the bathrooms were open but I'm sure they will be soon.
Glenda Hounshell
Jun 15, 2020
Been here a few years ago and it has changed a bit with new sites. I decided to take my nephews for their first camping trip here as I wanted them to catch their first fish and hopefully a tiger. The management was super friendly they have dry wood which is great and the site was decent . Now if those dang gangs of pelicans would stop eating all the fish maybe our luck would’ve been better ;) My twin 4.75 yr old nephews loved their time there and we will be back hopefully to catch a fish!
Isaac Goebel
Jun 14, 2020
We have been coming for years and love it here! The sites are so well maintained, clean, lots of room with lots of mature trees! The customer service if great, the area is lovely. We will be back!
Kelly Carvalho
Jun 14, 2020
We are very impressed with this campground. We have been here many times, and always enjoy ourselves. The new management is doing a great job!! Thanks! We'll be back!!
Ted Clampitt
Jun 13, 2020
We stayed at site 112 and loved it. Very quiet, sheltered site with water all around, and just across from the trail. Staff were courteous and helpful, and went above and beyond to make our stay great. Kids had a blast!
Anonymous
Jun 8, 2020