Added by Jonathan Sinclair
Two pristine lakes in the foothills of northwestern AlbertaRemote park with less crowdsAmazing views of the Rocky MountainsPlenty of opportunities to watch wildlifeDuration: day trips or overnight if camping
Two Lakes Provincial Park, which is located 142 km south of Grande Prairie, is nestled within the foothills of northwestern Alberta. This remote scenic park includes two small lakes surrounded by forested hills. It is a great place to enjoy nature while camping, canoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing. The skill level is considered intermediate because of the possible difficulty of access.
There are three small campgrounds along the lakes (open May 1-October 13), which offer a total of 86 camping sites with basic facilities such as fire pits, potable water, outhouse washroom and self registration. Gunderson Meadows campground is located on the north edge of the northern lake and has a rate of $20/night. Pine Hollow Campground is located on the west edge of the northern lake and also has a rate of $20/night. The last campground, Moberly Flats Camground, is located on the west edge of the southern lake and also has a rate of $20/night. I camped at Moberly Flats Campground, right on the shore of the south lake so that I was facing east to capture the sunrise.
To get to Two Lakes, travel on Hwy 40 south from Grande Prairie, then west on Hwy 666 towards Grovedale. The Highway west of Grovedale is paved for approximately 36 km. The next 84 km of gravel road can make the journey to Two Lakes a bit of a challenge. If it has been dry weather, the visibility can be very low due the dust from the many logging and oil field trucks that travel on this road on a continuous basis. However, when the road is wet from precipitation, the road can be very slippery making for a challenging journey. A 4WD vehicle is recommended for access to Two Lakes.
If you are interested in photographing the Rocky Mountains at sunset from Two Lakes, I recommend that you shoot from the north end of the south lake. From there, you will be facing westerly, allowing for an opportunity to capture a beautiful sunset with mountains in the background. There isn't really a defined trail, however you can park on the side of the road and a small amount of bushwhacking will get you where you need to go.
If you are wanting to extend your adventure, consider visiting Kawka Wildland Provincial Park located just 30 km down the road.
- Tent if camping
- Sleeping bag
- Camera and tripod
- Food and water
- Hiking boots
- Bear spray
- Bug spray
- Canoe/kayak if interested
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Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Swimming
Spring, Summer, Autumn
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