After 30 years of operation, the former Eagle Lake Campground in Wheatland County, Alberta, closed its doors in September 2022. However, the site is set to reopen as the Wheatland Shores Campground under the new management of Cara and Ryan Carriere, who also own the Rocking R Guest Ranch.
As per a report, the Carrieres plan to open the campground to the public later this spring, with a focus on offering an inclusive and welcoming environment to all visitors.
“The campground is a perfect fit for our main goal here at Rocking R Guest Ranch, which was to be more open to community and events,” said Cara Carriere. “One of the biggest things that drew us to it was the fact that they (Wheatland County) wanted it open to the public.”
The Wheatland Shores Campground will have approximately 100 campsites, with 40 of these set aside for seasonal rentals and the rest available for nightly and weekly bookings.
The Carrieres also plan to renovate the grounds, with a focus on upgrading the camp store and office space to welcome visitors better and offer amenities such as ice cream, groceries, and activities for kids.
Private campground owners and operators in Canada can learn from the Carrieres’ approach to reopening the Wheatland Shores Campground. Private campground owners and operators can attract more visitors and establish long-lasting relationships with their guests by focusing on inclusivity and community.
Additionally, by offering amenities such as a camp store and activities for kids, private campground owners, and operators can create a more enjoyable and convenient experience for their guests. These amenities can also help increase revenue and improve the overall profitability of the campground.
The Wheatland Shores Campground is set to open on May 1.