Campground Description

Nestled in the Boreal Forest on the shores of Cold Lake, French Bay M.D. Park is a quiet area. There is a warm, shallow swimming area. The bay is a great place to launch car top boats, kayaks, and canoes for exploring and fishing. This is a non-power campsite.

Local Attractions

Kinosoo Adventure Park opening soon, 5 min from City of Cold Lake

Location

Campground Amenities

  • Firepit (Campsites)
  • Firewood (Charge)
  • Fish Filleting Station
  • Garbage Cans and Recycling Bins
  • Parking Lot
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Water Pump

Campground Services

Campsite Types

  • RV (60+ feet)
  • RV (<20 feet)
  • Tent

Leisure

  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

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Check-in and Check-out

Check-in BEGINS at 2:00 pm on the day of your arrival.  Check-out is 12:00 noon on your departure day.   Please do not arrive prior to 2pm as we are utilizing this time to prepare our sites for your arrival.

Cancellation and Changes Policy

In the event you need to cancel or change your reservation, please provide at least 72 hours notice prior to the check-in time of 2:00pm.  There will be a one night cancellation fee, $5.25 booking fee remains non-refundable as well as  a 3% credit card processing fee will also be deducted from your total.

Failure to provide at least 72 hours notice will result in the loss of your entire camping fees.

If you must cancel or change a reservation, please email us with your request at frenchbay@md.bonnyville.ab.ca or you may call us at 780-639-4121 and leave us a message.  Unfortunately there are no refunds for inclement weather, late arrivals, or early departures - there will be no exceptions for any circumstance.

 

General Information and Regulations

*No more than (1) ONE RV unit per site.  (1) small tent for minor children permitted.  Maximum occupancy is (6) six adults.  

*TENTING RULES -  a maximum of (2) TWO tents per site are permitted.  Maximum occupancy is (6) six adults.  

*French Bay has outhouses only. 

 *You are in bear country! Please use dumpsters for your garbage, not the fire pits!  Keep your site free of garbage and put all food, beverages and coolers away at night AND when you are away from your site.  Upon check-out please ensure your site is free of garbage, cigarette butts and dog waste.  Sites left in unacceptable conditions will result in $250 fines issued by the MD of Bonnyville. 

*Please do not park on the roadways or grassed areas, and there is a maximum of 1 vehicle per site.  In addition to the space problem it creates for emergency vehicles and other campers parking their units, it impedes our ability for grounds maintenance.  Additional vehicles must be parked in the center parking lot or overflow lot, and boats and their trailers must be parked in the overflow parking at the far end only.  Please have your visitors park in the parking lots! 

*Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times  and are not allowed on the beach.  Doggy bags are found through-out the park for your convenience - please use them! 

*Quiet hours are from 11pm to 7am so please turn off outside music and refrain from loud talking/yelling and noise during this time.  Your neighbours will appreciate it!! 

The MD reserves the right to terminate the stay of guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable or interferes with the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the park.  By not abiding by these regulations your stay is subject to termination and if necessary is enforced by Public Safety and no refunds are given. 
 

To read our Campground Operations Bylaw, please visit: 

https://www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca/DocumentCenter/View/1053/Bylaw-1624---Control-and-Operation-of-Parks-and-Campgrounds-PDF

To read the Public Cannabis Consumption Bylaw, please visit:

https://www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca/DocumentCenter/View/3076/Bylaw-1704---Regulate-Public-Cannabis-Consumption-in-MD-of-Bonnyville

M.D. CAMPGROUND REGULATIONS DURING COVID-19

As we move into the second stage of resuming business in Alberta, and in order to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy as possible during the global pandemic, there have been a number of changes to our campground regulations.

Following Province of Alberta guidelines, as of June 19, 2020, all Municipal District of Bonnyville owned/operated campgrounds will be implementing changes based around Phase II. This includes opening up group areas, tent sites, washrooms/outhouses, fish cleaning stands, picnic shelters, beaches, and day use areas. Playgrounds were reopened in May. All of these facilities are “use at your own risk”. Washrooms and outhouses will be sanitized or cleaned as per provincial guidelines.

Campers will be responsible for their own water and sewer services. Our caretakers will have a list of contractors who will be able to fill up your water tanks and pump out your grey water.

  • If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home.
  • Group camping sites will be available to reserve. When booking, please keep in mind the need to continue to practice social distancing (six feet or two metres apart).
  • Campers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Site-to-site visits are discouraged, unless the site is occupied by immediate family members or cohort family as recommended by the Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  • M.D. firewood sales will be available. Only credit or debit will be accepted as payment.
  • M.D. campgrounds will not be accepting cash or cheques until further notice.


As always, it is up to you, our visitors, to camp responsibly during this time of COVID-19. You must maintain a social distance of at least six feet at all times, including when gathering outside in groups larger than 100 people. Please remember to wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

The above are based on provincial guidelines, and the M.D. appreciates the cooperation of our campers in following these regulations. Failure to do so, could result in your expulsion from the campground.

Updates to these regulations will be communicated through our website and our Facebook page.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Changes Policy

In the event you need to cancel or change your reservation, please provide at least 72 hours notice prior to the check-in time of 2:00pm.  There will be a one night cancellation fee, $5.25 booking fee remains non-refundable as well as  a 3% credit card processing fee will also be deducted from your total.

Failure to provide at least 72 hours notice will result in the loss of your entire camping fees.

If you must cancel or change a reservation, please email us with your request at frenchbay@md.bonnyville.ab.ca or you may call us at 780-639-4121 and leave us a message.  Unfortunately there are no refunds for inclement weather, late arrivals, or early departures - there will be no exceptions for any circumstance.

M.D. CAMPGROUND REGULATIONS DURING COVID-19

In order to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy as possible during the global pandemic, there are some additions to our campground regulations.

At this time, group areas and shower houses are closed while tent sites, washrooms/outhouses, fish cleaning stands, picnic shelters, beaches, playgrounds and day use areas are “use at your own risk”. Washrooms and outhouses will be sanitized or cleaned as per provincial guidelines.

Campers will be responsible for their own water and sewer services. Our caretakers will have a list of contractors who will be able to fill up your water tanks and pump out your grey water.

  • If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home.
  • Campers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Site-to-site visits are discouraged, unless the site is occupied by immediate family members or cohort family as recommended by the Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  • M.D. firewood sales will be available. Only credit or debit will be accepted as payment.
  • M.D. campgrounds will not be accepting cash or cheques until further notice.


As always, it is up to you, our visitors, to camp responsibly during this time of COVID-19. You must maintain a social distance of at least six feet at all times, including when gathering outside. Please remember to wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

The above are based on provincial guidelines, and the M.D. appreciates the cooperation of our campers in following these regulations. Failure to do so, could result in your expulsion from the campground.

Updates to these regulations will be communicated through our website and our Facebook page.

Rules and Regulations for Visitors

To ensure your stay with us is as enjoyable as possible, the Municipal District of Bonnyville has established several guidelines to ensure safe and responsible camping.

  • No person shall interfere with the rights of others to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the park.  There will be zero tolerance for excessive noise from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Please respect your fellow campers.
  • 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.
  • The swimming and playground areas are NOT supervised. Use at your own risk.
  • Secure all valuables. The M.D. of Bonnyville is not responsible for any loss or damage of personal or private property.
  • All dogs must be leashed AT ALL TIMES  and are limited to a maximum of 2 per campsite.  Cleaning up after your pets is mandatory.
  • Only motor vehicles licensed for highway usage may be operated within the campground. ATVs are prohibited.
  • Park guests are expected to maintain clean sites.  Please use the designated garbage bins for waste - not the fire pits. Campsites left in an unacceptable condition may result in a fine of $250.
  • Alcohol is not allowed off of your assigned campsite at anytime.  Cannabis products may only be used INSIDE your camping unit.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all M.D. Parks.
  • No more than (1) ONE RV unit per site.  (1) small tent for minor children permitted.  Maximum occupancy is (6) six adults.
  • TENTING RULES -  a maximum of (2) TWO tents per site are permitted.  Maximum occupancy is (6) six adults.
  • Vehicles are limited to 2 (two) if the site allows without either vehicle being parked on the road.  Parking for boats and additional vehicles is available within the park in designated areas.  NO PARKING ON ROADWAYS OR GRASSED AREAS.
  • Fires are permitted in firewood rings only.
  • Barbecues are permitted but must always be raised off the ground and attended by an adult.

 To read our Campground Operations Bylaw, please visit: 

https://www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca/DocumentCenter/View/1053/Bylaw-1624---Control-and-Operation-of-Parks-and-Campgrounds-PDF

To read the Public Cannabis Consumption Bylaw, please visit:

https://www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca/DocumentCenter/View/3076/Bylaw-1704---Regulate-Public-Cannabis-Consumption-in-MD-of-Bonnyville