Local Amenities in and around Lessard Lake

Recreational Opportunities

Golf: Silver Sands Golf Course is on the shores of Lake Isle. From its white silica sand bunkers on the front nine to its spectacular views on the back nine, this well-maintained course offers some of the best golf holes you’ll play. Silver Sands Golf Resort one of Alberta’s hidden golfing gems. 

Fishing: The main fish species in the lake are pike and perch. There is a day use area and boat launch. Blue-green algae often cuts oxygen levels in the lake by midsummer. More fishing info is available here

Swimming and Boating: Lessard Lake Campground Beach has some great boating and fishing opportunities which are accessible by docks and a main boat launch near the campground. The campground doesn't have a sandy beach, but the water is often clean enough for swimming.

Winter Activities: Lessard Lake is a winter paradise with opportunities to fish, quad and snowmobile. The Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club grooms and runs a trail system in the area. 

Lessard Lake Outdoor Education Center: Close to the Lessard Lake Public Campground, this popular seasonal facility features a main lodge with a spacious, appliance-filled kitchen, and comes complete with chairs, tables, and a loft area overlooking the stone fireplace on the main floor.


Gunn: Gunn is situated on Hwy 43  and features a convenience store with gas and liquor sales.

Darwell: Darwell is situated south of the lake and features a convenience store with gas and a restaurant.

Nakota Crossing: Nakota Crossing  is on Hwy 43 and features a convenience store with gas and a restaurant.


Salt N Pepper Restaurant: Great Western food, Pizza Burger' s, Steak and Asian Food, in the Heart of the. Beautiful town of Darwell & Lac St Anne County

Nakota Crossing: Take out restaurant

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Darwell Ag Society


Darwell School (K-7) strives to build successful, lifelong independent thinkers and learners.  Working with our community, our school provides a safe and caring environment which values high expectations for staff and students.

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