Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Tom Trott Hut

Information: 403-893-3833 EXT: 5

    Experience the beautiful setting of Cypress Hills Provincial Park year-round in the comfort and seclusion of a hut or cabin.

    Browse our huts or call the Visitor Centre at 403-893-3833 EXT: 5 to choose the perfect hut for your next adventure.

Camping

Lodge Capacity Available Rate
6 Person Nov 1 - Sep 30 $ 100 / night

Amenities

    • Three single over single bunk beds
    • Wood stove
    • Axe and shovel
    • Sink, 5 gallon pail
    • Broom, dust pan
    • Pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups and utensils (*not provided May 1 - September 30)
    • Dish soap, drying rack
    • Dining table and chairs
    • Close to outhouse toilets
    • Firewood (*not provided May 1 - September 30)

What to Bring

    • Cooking stove and fuel
    • Firewood (*provided November 1 - April 30)
    • Food and water
    • Bedding/sleeping bag
    • Towels and toiletries
    • Matches and newspaper for lighting the wood stove
    • Flashlights and/or lanterns
    • Appropriate clothing and footwear
    • Cell phone

Features

    This hut makes a wonderful home base for exploring Cypress Hills. Visit the Horseshoe Canyon viewpoint and experience the vastness of the surrounding prairies. Check out Head of the Mountain viewpoint, the highest point in the park, to experience stargazing at its best. The hut is close to a wide variety of hiking trails, and in winter the Spring Creek cross country trail system provides 10km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.

    In the summer and fall this hut is accessible by car, or you can choose to hike in using the trails and roadways. During the spring and winter access is limited to ski or snowshoe only. Parking is available at the Spring Creek Shelter approximately 5km from the hut along Murray Hill Road, or the Visitor Centre approximately 6km from the hut along Horseshoe Canyon trail.

    This hut can accommodate 6 people with two bedrooms and a sitting/eating area. It is heated by a wood stove, and solar panels provide lighting but no electrical outlets. It is located approximately 6km south of the Elkwater town site.

Please Note

    • There is no drinking water on-site, bring your own.
    • Dispose of grey water (e.g. dish water) in the outhouse.
    • Pack out all garbage.
    • To report illegal activity, threats to public/personal safety, serious noise complaints and dangerous wildlife encounters, phone 310-LAND (5263).
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    • In case of an emergency call 911.
    • There is cell reception at this hut.

Rules

    • Payment and check-in/check-out is at the Campground Registration Booth (Visitor Centre, Sept-May).
    • Check-in time is 4:00 pm.  Early check-in is not guaranteed.
    • Check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Late check-out is not available.
    • Late Arrivals: If you are arriving after our hours of operation, please call ahead to the Visitor Centre to make special arrangements to access your comfort camping unit.  
    •  Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to 2 p.m. on the day of check-in.  Cancellations may only be done by contacting the Reservation Line at 1-877-537-2757 or online at Reserve.Alberta.ca
    • Pets are not allowed in or around the buildings (with the exception of service dogs).
    • Smoking and/or vaping of tobacco and cannabis is strictly prohibited inside the buildings.

Maps & Guides

  • Driving Routes Map Cypress Hills PP, Map Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Elkwater Townsite Map Cypress Hills PP, map, Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Equestrian Park Guide with Map Cypress Hills PP, map, horse riding, Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Geology Fact Sheet Cypress Hills PP, Geology Fact Sheet Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Interprovincial Park Map Cypress Hills PP, map Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Campgrounds Cypress Hills PP, map, Lakeview Campground, Old Baldy Campground, Beaver Creek Campground, Elkwater Campground, Firerock Campground, Ferguson Hill Campground, Lodgepole Campground Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Orchids Checklist Cypress Hills PP, orchids, checklist Battle Creek Campground Beaver Creek Campground Elkwater Campground Ferguson Hill Campground Firerock Campground Lakeview Campground Lodgepole Campground Old Baldy Campground Reesor Dock Campground Reesor Lake Campground Spring Creek Equestrian Campground Spruce Coulee Campground Aspen Ridge Group Use Highway 41 Group Use Main Group Use Nichol Springs Group Use Willow Creek Group Use Elkwater Hut CC Firerock Hut CC Graburn Hut CC Medicine Lodge CC Reesor Lake Hut CC Spruce Coulee Hut CC Tom Trott Hut CC Aspen Ridge Hut CC East End Day Use West End Day Use West-Central Day Use Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Day Use Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Day Use Bull Trail Pullout Day Use Head of the Mountain Day Use Elkwater SF Learning Centre SF -- 1683 False
  • Summer Trails Guide with Maps Cypress Hills PP, Map Trails: Beaver Creek Loop Cobble Miner Cougar Ridge Crocus Loop Ferguson Hill Road Firerock Highline Horseshoe Canyon Lakeside Lower Mystery Mazama Drop Mazma Mitchell Creek Mitchell Creek Connector Murray Hill Road Mystery Old Baldy Plateau Rangers Trail Ridgetop Rodeo Loop Shoreline Soggy Bottom Spring Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail System Sprinkler Spruce Coulee Sunset Tephra Trans Canada Turkey Trott Facilities: Cypress Hills Visitor Centre Battle Creek Beaver Creek Elkwater Ferguson Hill Firerock Lakeview Lodgepole Old Baldy Reesor Dock Reesor Lake Spring Creek Equestrian Spruce Coulee Aspen Ridge Highway 41 Main Nichol Springs Willow Creek Elkwater Cabins Firerock Cabins Graburn Hut Medicine Lodge Reesor Lake Hut Spruce Coulee Hut Tom Trott Hut Aspen Ridge Cabins East End West End West-Central Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Bull Trail Pullout Head of the Mountain Elkwater Learning Centre Hidden Valley Ski Resort -- 1683 False
  • Winter Trails Guide with Map Cypress Hills PP, Map Trails: Beaver Creek Loop Cobble Miner Cougar Ridge Crocus Loop Ferguson Hill Road Firerock Highline Horseshoe Canyon Lakeside Lower Mystery Mazama Drop Mazma Mitchell Creek Mitchell Creek Connector Murray Hill Road Mystery Old Baldy Plateau Rangers Trail Ridgetop Rodeo Loop Shoreline Soggy Bottom Spring Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail System Sprinkler Spruce Coulee Sunset Tephra Trans Canada Turkey Trott Facilities: Cypress Hills Visitor Centre Battle Creek Beaver Creek Elkwater Ferguson Hill Firerock Lakeview Lodgepole Old Baldy Reesor Dock Reesor Lake Spring Creek Equestrian Spruce Coulee Aspen Ridge Highway 41 Main Nichol Springs Willow Creek Elkwater Cabins Firerock Cabins Graburn Hut Medicine Lodge Reesor Lake Hut Spruce Coulee Hut Tom Trott Hut Aspen Ridge Cabins East End West End West-Central Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter Spruce Coulee Trail Head / Rodeo Grounds Bull Trail Pullout Head of the Mountain Elkwater Learning Centre Hidden Valley Ski Resort -- 1683 False
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