RV campground near Gull Lake to expand

Summerland Leisure Park to double RV sites to 60 and add pool as part of planned upgrades

A popular private campground near Sylvan Lake is doubling its sites to meet demand.

Summerland Leisure Park, located just south of the Summer Village of Gull Lake, will add 30 more full-service RV lots to bring the total up to 60.

Summerland owners Brian and Lynn Henkel also plan to build two new washroom and shower facilities, a swimming pool, playground and additional parking in the upgrades expected to begin later this year or early next year.

Lynn Henkel said RV sites are in short supply in the area.

“There are more campers than there are sites for them,” she said, shortly after Lacombe County’s municipal planning commission approved their expansion proposal.

“During the summer on long weekends we probably turn away 150,” she said. “Everything around the lake is full, full, full.”

The campground draws a lot of drop-in visitors because of its 18-hole miniature golf course and driving range.

New RV sites may be available late next camping season. Summerland is open from early April until the Thanksgiving weekend. For more see Summerland Leisure Park.


Just Posted

Huge RV resort proposed for Buffalo Lake

Some residents feel 800-lot RV resort too big for area

Updated: Red Deer gets WHL Bantam Draft and Awards Banquet

WHL will holds its draft and awards ceremony in Red Deer for next three years

Land wanted for Central Alberta Foodgrains project

23rd year for Lacombe area charity

Stolen vehicle found thanks to tip from motorist

Charges laid against Red Deer man and Leduc County woman

City prepares for legal marijuana

Legalized recreational marijuana expected to have impact on many city policies

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Greyhound cleared to end routes in northern B.C., Vancouver Island

Company says nine routes have dropped 30% in ridership in last five years

Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life… Continue reading

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

LONDON — Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling… Continue reading

Ambulance’s slow response time angers family

Woman suffers stroke, waits nearly an hour for ambulance

Over-burdened refugee tribunal ditches legislated timelines for hearings

OTTAWA — The Immigration and Refugee Board is giving up on following… Continue reading

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off profile: Troy Gillard

** Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off takes place on April 14 at the Sheraton Red Deer

New mobile paramedic program starts in Red Deer

Paramedics provide on-site care to those with chronic conditions

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month