Kinbrook Island, Alberta, Canada

31 08 2015
Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

Good evening from western Alberta!

Leaving Gull Lake around 11AM, we’re just on the edge of a weather front approaching from the west.  By the time we’ve crossed from Saskatchewan to Alberta, we’re seeing blue, sun filled skies and long distance views unobstructed by smoke haze.  This is the first time since leaving Denver 6 days ago that we’ve enjoyed a haze-free day.  Hopefully the fires in the western state are calming down.  Along with these clear skies, we’re unfortunately driving directly into a strong head wind increasing our consumption of $3.30USD/gallon gasoline.

After a bit of a navigation snafu which lead us down about 20 miles of dusty gravel roads, we arrive at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park.  Set on the banks of Lake Newell, the park features large gravel beach areas, day use/picnic areas and about 150 camp sites.  The sites are organized around 8 loops, each with restroom, trash and a water faucet in the center.  Sites are nice and spacious with most providing  good shade and privacy.  Loops G, H, I provide 15/30 amp electric service.  There is a dump station and water fill at the park’s entrance.  There’s a clean shower/laundry house near the “G” loop and a small concession stand on the beach.  We’re parked in sites H-123 and H-125 with the beach out our back windows.  Corner sites #114-#116 also look very nice.

With the wind continuing to howl into the evening we won’t get much exploring done.  Tomorrow we continue northwest through Calgary and on to Banff.  We have 3 nights at the Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court campground – we’re looking forward to a few days without relocating.  More from there…

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