Spruce Point Day Use and Camground Beaches

Slave Lake, Alberta

Spruce Point Municipal Day Use Area and Campground beaches are another hidden gem of Lesser Slave Lake. Located on the south side of the lake about 50km west from the town of Slave Lake, Spruce Point has sandy beach areas and a full scale marina with overnight berth rentals as an option.

The day use area has excellent amenities like a store, hot showers, playground and grassy picnic area. The campground is great with beachside sites with your own little stretch of beach in some cases. You can enjoy a sunset while relaxing or playing on the beach or in the water. With the excellent boat launch and marina, Spruce Point and the lake as a whole are a favourite of anglers. The staff are very courteous and the operation is very well-run. The campground is popular and some sites can be close together so book your spot early and look at all the options. If you really want to treasure Spruce Point, stay a few nights and book a beachside campsite.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
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Current Weather
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Monitoring Frequency

Spruce Point Day Use and Camground Beaches is not sampled

Source Information

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

Water Quality Graph

Spruce Point Day Use and Camground Beaches

Slave Lake, Alberta

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
13°C
Cloudy

Spruce Point Municipal Day Use Area and Campground beaches are another hidden gem of Lesser Slave Lake. Located on the south side of the lake about 50km west from the town of Slave Lake, Spruce Point has sandy beach areas and a full scale marina with overnight berth rentals as an option.

The day use area has excellent amenities like a store, hot showers, playground and grassy picnic area. The campground is great with beachside sites with your own little stretch of beach in some cases. You can enjoy a sunset while relaxing or playing on the beach or in the water. With the excellent boat launch and marina, Spruce Point and the lake as a whole are a favourite of anglers. The staff are very courteous and the operation is very well-run. The campground is popular and some sites can be close together so book your spot early and look at all the options. If you really want to treasure Spruce Point, stay a few nights and book a beachside campsite.

Monitoring Frequency

Spruce Point Day Use and Camground Beaches is not sampled

Source Information

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

Water Quality Graph

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