Sturgeon Lake, Alberta

Located 15 km west of Valleyview Alberta, is Sturgeon Lake. Williamson Provincial Park is located on the south shore and Young's Point Provincial Park and Bighorn Campground is on the northwest shore of the lake. Over 150 bird species nest in or visit this area.


Young's Point Sign - more info

Young's Point Campsite - more info

Young's Point Map - more info

Big Horn Map - more info
Williamson Provincial Park is more convenient for travellers as it is only a few km off the highway. Young's Point Provincial Park is further off the Highway and has a larger amount of campsites to choose from. It is best to book online.


Young's Point Boat Launch - more info

Boats on Sturgeon Lake - more info


Fish Cleaning- Life jackets - more info

Commemorative Rock - more info



HISTORY OF YOUNG'S POINT PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

Located on the northwest shore of Sturgeon Lake is approximately 30 km west of Valleyview is Young's Point Provincial Park that includes the Bighorn Campground. Officially became a Provincial Park in 1980.

Named after Frederick Campbell Young, who at an early age worked on the survey crew for the Northern Alberta Rail Company. He was grandson of Reverend George McDougall, a missionary. Young homesteaded the land on the northwest shore of the lake and later sold it to the government in 1971.









HISTORY OF WILLIAMSON PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA
Located on the south shore this park was designated a Provincial Park in 1960. Named after Alexander Williamson an area landowner who settled in the area in the early 1920's. Originally from Scotland.


The Sekanie, Beaver, Chipewyan and Cree lived in the Sturgeon Lake in the early years. The name Sturgeon lake came from the translation of the word "Mo-koo-oo-pow" . Settlers began arriving in the early 1900's. The area was first surveyed in 1908 and eventually Alexander Williamson owned it in 1945. The government bought the land for $2500 in 1960 and later that year became a provincial park to be enjoyed by all.




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MORE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ON WILLIAMSON PROVINCIAL PARK, Alberta. Continued Below....


Williamson Park Campsites - more info


Williamson Park MAP- more info

Williamson Boat Launch - more info


Williamson Park Playground - more info



There is a pier that extends into Sturgeon Lake at WIlliamson Provincial Park, Alberta.


Cosy Cove Marina & Campground
A private campground located a few kilometers to the west of Williamson Provincial Park, also on the south shore of Sturgeon Lake. This area is much shallower and narrower and often referred to as "The Narrows". Approximately 23 km west of Valleyview.



Parks Rangers at Alberta Parks regularily check to see if fishermen have the proper fishing and boat licences as well as to ensure the catch limit is correct. Information on limits of catch and how to transport fish are in the Alberta Sportfishing Guide.

Greenview Golf Resort
Located near the lake. 9 holes, grass greens, pro shop, club house, RV Park along Sturgeon Lake. 780-524-3673
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Williamson Park Beach - more info


Boats on Sturgeon Lake - more info


Fish Cleaning Station - more info

Catching Fish - more info

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