Willmore Park

Welcome back to Willmore Park

The Willmore Park day use area, main campground, and select trails are now open!

Although some bike/hiking trails remain closed as crews continue reclamation work with heavy equipment on the fire breaks, there are still many safe trails ready for visitors. Please see the attached trail information, watch for additional signage throughout Willmore Park, and stay out of restricted work areas.

Unfortunately, the overflow campground was destroyed by the fire and logging operations continue in that area to remove the timber. Please stay away from the overflow area. The overflow will remain closed indefinitely.

We encourage everyone to use the facility, but also ask that you remain aware of dangers and stay out of the burned areas. Reminder: Park use is at your own risk, please recreate safely.

We are extremely grateful for the hard work and collaboration of many who made this re-opening possible this summer. We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Edson Cycling Association, Rotary Club of Edson (and caretakers), Alberta Wildfire, Alberta Forestry, and the many firefighters from across the world who worked tirelessly to save our park and help with the clean up afterwards so we can once again enjoy our beautiful recreation area.

Willmore Campground Booking - https://www.campreservations.ca/campground/willmore-park-campground-2764

Edson Cycling Association Updates - www.edsoncycling.com

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Great Cycling Trails

Located 6 km south of town (follow 63rd street south) along the beautiful McLeod River, Willmore Park offers an extensive multiple-use trail system, scenic views, day-use, group-use, overnight camping facilities, and a great tobogganing hill.

 

Experience our Trails

Our 12.75 km loop trail system is excellent for short walks, longer hikes or mountain biking. The trails offer a nice mix of rolling terrain, short uphills and intermediate downhills through old growth mixed-wood forest along the McLeod River.

Willmore Park Hiking and Biking Map

Willmore Park Online Trail Map - Trail Forks

The Edson Cycling Association

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The Edson Cycling Association is a not-for-profit society.  Thier mission is to improve access to recreation in the Edson area by building new trails at Willmore Park. We hope to improve the quality of life and health of residents by promoting cycling in the Edson area. 

To find out more about their hard work check out their webpage at: http://www.edsoncycling.com/.

You can buy a membership, join the group rides, help with trail builds or donate via their website. 

 

Camping and Group Use

The park offers 41 non-serviced auto access campsites and one large backcountry campsite. Campsites and group use areas can be booked by reservation. Potable water and firepits are supplied. 

*Please note that our Overflow Campground was damaged by the Wildfires, and is unavailable for booking* 

Firewood:

  1. Whole firewood is available free of charge from the firewood bins.
  2. Split firewood is available for $5/bundle from the Park Operator.

Willmore Park Campground online reservations are now open. Campsites are available from booking May - Oct 

Sites are $20/night

Park rules and policies are in the website/app below.

*Reservations cannot be made by email or phone*

You can change and modify your reservations on the app. If you need help with the app please contact support@campreservations.ca or 587-331-6320. Their website also has great help tips www.campreservations.ca

Follow our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/willmorepark

Bike Skills Park:

For more info check out their website http://www.edsoncycling.com/


See a google map and 360 view of the main sites below!

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Click below for a 360 view of the main sites!

 

Seasonal Fun

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Summer:

On hot summer days the McLeod River is a very popular spot to head for a swim or soak up the sun.

Winter:

In winter, the park is a popular destination for families and friends as it offers a spectacular tobogganing hill for sledding and all our winter fun. On a good snow year the trails also offer opportunities to snowshoe and cross-country ski.

Wildlife

The park is home to all kinds of wildlife including mule and white-tailed deer, squirrels and forest birds.

It is important to keep in mind when visiting Willmore Park that you are in bear country. When using the trail system make plenty of noise, especially when walking near streams or coming around corners. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings.