McLean Creek Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

McLean Creek Campground

Information: 403-949-3132
Facility Operator: Kananaskis Country Campgrounds

This large campground is found in McLean Creek Provincial Recreation Area, 12 km west of Bragg Creek along Hwy. 66 and 1.3 km south on McLean Creek Trail. Sites are suitable for RVs and tents, with unserviced and power options. The campground is adjacent to many kilometers of trails in McLean Creek Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ). Access to  many outdoor recreation opportunities in a foothills setting.


Season: Year-round
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Unserviced 74 - $31 Year-Round Book It
Power 96 15 / 30 $39 Year-Round Book It
Winter Camping ** 170 - $31/39 Year-Round Book It

* Reservations can be made 90 days in advance of arrival date.

Loops C & D (Sites 71-170) are specifically designed to accommodate campers with off-highway vehicles (OHV) and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Trails from these loops permit OHVs and provide access to the staging area into McLean Creek Public Land Use Zone.

If you do not have an OHV/ATV, please book in a non-OHV/ATV campsite as there are only a few OHV/ATV campsites available. OHVs and ATVs are a type of recreation vehicle designed specifically for off-road use.

Visa & MasterCard are accepted.

Online reservations can be made year-round at McLean Creek.


Currently Booking to
Oct 17, 2024

Camping reservations moved to starting February 12! Here's what you need to know.

Firewood can be purchased at McLean Creek store during the operating season (May 1 to Thanksgiving).  For the rest of the year, firewood is available from the service truck driving through the campground.


Dry dump only. Check Kananaskis RV Sewage Disposal Stations for others.


Water is available mid-May (exact date is weather dependent, please call campground for up-to-date information) through Thanksgiving, but water supply is shut down during the autumn/winter months.

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Updated: Feb 13, 2024