Campground Description

Hanmore Lake is one of the last hidden gems left in northern Alberta. With it being only a 20 minute drive north of Smoky Lake, you are just a short drive from lots of ammenities including a hospital,pharmacy, tire shop,hardware store,24 hour gas station,liqour stores, & grocery stores to stock up on those last minute forgotten items that will make your camping trip a memorable one. The east campground consists of 16 sites and one large group site, these sites are well treed and spaced far enough apart that you have privacy from others,a main beach & day use area with a playground,as well as clean sandy waters to swim in. Hanmore does not get the green / blue algae like most lakes in Alberta get every summer. It's shallow along the shores and deep in the middle keeping it cool,as well as being spring fed. The west campground is located on the far west side of the lake and can be accessed by driving straight west off of highway 855 on township road 612. West campground is bigger with a total of 39 sites,hosts a smaller beach/swimming area,cook shelter,small playground. Sites #1-22 are located in a more open commom area i call the open loop,withsites #26-30 being on the waterfront & larger sites that can accommodate 3 or more units (depending on size and how you park of course)Sites #31-39 being located along the bushside of the road and more private. Your first trip out will never be your last as most of the campers who chose Hanmore lake are repeat campers from their childhood days.

Location

Campground Amenities

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

Campground Services

Campsite Types

  • RV (<20 feet)
  • RV (<30 feet)
  • RV (<40 feet)
  • Tent

Leisure

  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Dock
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Local Market
  • Playground

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Avg Rating: 5.0
(9 reviews)

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Our go to campground

Mar 14, 2023by Rebecca Joseph
Hanmore has been our go to campground for years now! Always a great place to get away and the management has always been reasonable and accommodating.

A true hidden gem

Sep 18, 2022by Nick Kembel
Been going to Hanmore East since I was a kid, and it's my favorite campground in Alberta. This was our first time staying in Hanmore West. Can't believe how great and large the lakeside sites are. This time, we tented in 16A, the "tenter's paradise", and it really is. Super secluded, right by the lake, no one anywhere nearby. Doesn't get any better.

Perfect place for some R and R

Sep 15, 2022by Chelsey Wood
One of my favourite campgrounds. Well managed, always clean, peaceful and beautiful scenery especially in the fall.

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Totally the Best.

Sep 10, 2022by Bernadine Skoglund
This is and will always be a favorite spot for me.. especially since Jackie took over. So clean and so friendly, almost seems like a family reunion when I go there. Don't like recommending this place as it is so great lol

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Manager Reply

Sep 10, 2022 by Campground Manager
you are awesome Bernie! thank you

Always Awesome!

Aug 29, 2022by Peggy Danyluk
Can't say enough about our local campground. Jackie and staff are great! Sites & washrooms are always clean. Staff come around a few times a day to see if you need wood or ice or anything else. Always enjoy being at hanmore!

Manager Reply

Sep 3, 2022 by Campground Manager
thank you peg!

Perfect

Aug 27, 2022by Anonymous
We have stayed at both the East and West sites and it's hard to pick a favorite. The grounds are kept very clean, the staff very hospitable. We loved every single second

Manager Reply

Aug 28, 2022 by Campground Manager
THANK YOU !

Amazing site

Aug 22, 2022by Jazmin Nielsen
We had the most amazing time, we were there 2 days ago and we really want to go back every weekend of what is left of the summer. People were so nice and the sites are great! I truly recommend it.

Manager Reply

Aug 28, 2022 by Campground Manager
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

So very welcoming

Aug 2, 2022by Jennifer Mulder
From the moment I had questions about this great spot my questions weee answered in the most timely and professional manner. I was travelling with a friend with dietary requirements and was provided with info so that I could make sure she ate properly. The campground was clean and our specific spot was perfect for us. I loved the delivery method of ice and wood. Definitely was great value. My only only thing is that quiet time with generators should be more strict. We chose that lake to get away from noises and one generator ran until 11:30pm. That was a tad frustrating. But all in all best place I’ve been to in a long time. I’m from BC so a nice lake in Alberta seems to be few and far between.

Manager Reply

Aug 28, 2022 by Campground Manager
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Very Clean Campsite

Jun 28, 2022by Anonymous
We had a great time at our campsite. We had a lot of space for our tents, vehicles, and yard games. The water was very clean to swim in also!

Manager Reply

Aug 28, 2022 by Campground Manager
THANK YOU!

All pets MUST BE ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES...NO EXCEPTIONS! You must pick up after your pets & dispose in the garbage bins located throughout the campgrounds. 

The firepit is NOT a garbage can, DO NOT leave garbage in pits or campsite. Place all recycle cans/bottles in separate bags and if you do not wish to take them the staff will remove bags upon checkout. 

DO NOT GATHER OR BURN DEADWOOD FROM THE CAMPGROUND. ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING OF FIREWOOD WITH NAILS, You will be told to remove the wood from the campground. 

ABSOLUTELY NO DUMPING OF GREY WATER OR SEWAGE ON SITE...IMMEDIATE EVICTION WILL RESULT ALONG WITH A LIFETIME BAN FROM THE PARKS. 

Dumping stations are located @ the Smoky Lake Centex Gas station ( along highway 28 west) as well as behind the Smoky Lake Recreation Complex(based on a honor system).

Showers are located @ the Smoky Lake Carwash/Laundromat (next to the shell gas station along highway 28 west). 

Campsite is clean when you arrive & should be when you check out. 

PLEASE RESPECT THE CAMPGROUNDS & FACILITIES, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EVICTION.QUIET TIME IS 11:00 P.M TO 7:00 A.M! This includes generators! There will be NO EXCEPTIONS for late check outs...Check out is 12:00 p.m SHARP!

Cancellation Policy

Payment will be required in full upon booking your sites/dates for one unit, Any additional camping unit/units will be charged accordingly & collected upon arrival by the park attendant. 

If you chose to cancel your site online prior to 72 hours, You will be refunded all paid fees EXCEPT the $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT ALONG WITH THE $5.00 FEE campreservations.ca charges for booking. 

A CAMPING ACCOMMODATION UNIT MEANS A TENT, TRAILER, TRUCK CAMPER, FIFTH WHEEL, TENT TRAILER, MOTORHOME, VAN OR CAR, If you sleep in it, it is considered a camping unit.

Camper Reviews

5.0
(9 reviews)
Hanmore has been our go to campground for years now! Always a great place to get away and the management has always been reasonable and accommodating.
Rebecca Joseph
Mar 14, 2023
Been going to Hanmore East since I was a kid, and it's my favorite campground in Alberta. This was our first time staying in Hanmore West. Can't believe how great and large the lakeside sites are. This time, we tented in 16A, the "tenter's paradise", and it really is. Super secluded, right by the lake, no one anywhere nearby. Doesn't get any better.
Nick Kembel
Sep 18, 2022
One of my favourite campgrounds. Well managed, always clean, peaceful and beautiful scenery especially in the fall.
Chelsey Wood
Sep 15, 2022
This is and will always be a favorite spot for me.. especially since Jackie took over. So clean and so friendly, almost seems like a family reunion when I go there. Don't like recommending this place as it is so great lol
Bernadine Skoglund
Sep 10, 2022
Can't say enough about our local campground. Jackie and staff are great! Sites & washrooms are always clean. Staff come around a few times a day to see if you need wood or ice or anything else. Always enjoy being at hanmore!
Peggy Danyluk
Aug 29, 2022
We have stayed at both the East and West sites and it's hard to pick a favorite. The grounds are kept very clean, the staff very hospitable. We loved every single second
Anonymous
Aug 27, 2022
We had the most amazing time, we were there 2 days ago and we really want to go back every weekend of what is left of the summer. People were so nice and the sites are great! I truly recommend it.
Jazmin Nielsen
Aug 22, 2022
From the moment I had questions about this great spot my questions weee answered in the most timely and professional manner. I was travelling with a friend with dietary requirements and was provided with info so that I could make sure she ate properly. The campground was clean and our specific spot was perfect for us. I loved the delivery method of ice and wood. Definitely was great value. My only only thing is that quiet time with generators should be more strict. We chose that lake to get away from noises and one generator ran until 11:30pm. That was a tad frustrating. But all in all best place I’ve been to in a long time. I’m from BC so a nice lake in Alberta seems to be few and far between.
Jennifer Mulder
Aug 2, 2022
We had a great time at our campsite. We had a lot of space for our tents, vehicles, and yard games. The water was very clean to swim in also!
Anonymous
Jun 28, 2022
Hanmore has been our go to campground for years now! Always a great place to get away and the management has always been reasonable and accommodating.
Rebecca Joseph
Mar 14, 2023
Been going to Hanmore East since I was a kid, and it's my favorite campground in Alberta. This was our first time staying in Hanmore West. Can't believe how great and large the lakeside sites are. This time, we tented in 16A, the "tenter's paradise", and it really is. Super secluded, right by the lake, no one anywhere nearby. Doesn't get any better.
Nick Kembel
Sep 18, 2022
One of my favourite campgrounds. Well managed, always clean, peaceful and beautiful scenery especially in the fall.
Chelsey Wood
Sep 15, 2022
This is and will always be a favorite spot for me.. especially since Jackie took over. So clean and so friendly, almost seems like a family reunion when I go there. Don't like recommending this place as it is so great lol
Bernadine Skoglund
Sep 10, 2022
Can't say enough about our local campground. Jackie and staff are great! Sites & washrooms are always clean. Staff come around a few times a day to see if you need wood or ice or anything else. Always enjoy being at hanmore!
Peggy Danyluk
Aug 29, 2022
We have stayed at both the East and West sites and it's hard to pick a favorite. The grounds are kept very clean, the staff very hospitable. We loved every single second
Anonymous
Aug 27, 2022
We had the most amazing time, we were there 2 days ago and we really want to go back every weekend of what is left of the summer. People were so nice and the sites are great! I truly recommend it.
Jazmin Nielsen
Aug 22, 2022
From the moment I had questions about this great spot my questions weee answered in the most timely and professional manner. I was travelling with a friend with dietary requirements and was provided with info so that I could make sure she ate properly. The campground was clean and our specific spot was perfect for us. I loved the delivery method of ice and wood. Definitely was great value. My only only thing is that quiet time with generators should be more strict. We chose that lake to get away from noises and one generator ran until 11:30pm. That was a tad frustrating. But all in all best place I’ve been to in a long time. I’m from BC so a nice lake in Alberta seems to be few and far between.
Jennifer Mulder
Aug 2, 2022