Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Cottonwood Campground

Information: 403-627-1165
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Cottonwood Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. Sites are suitable for RVs and tents, with unserviced and powered options. Camp alongside the Oldman River beneath the shade of cottonwood trees. Nearby Oldman River Reservoir is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and wind surfing.

Camping

May 13 - Sep 29 (100% reservable)
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 52 $28
Power ( 15 amp) 30 $36

All campsites are 100% reserveable

Shower facilities are available in Castleview Campground.

When camping in a powered site:

  • Use 1-2 electrical appliances maximum at the same time. When campers lose power, its usually it is because too much electricity is being used at once.
  • Do not use adapters to draw power from a 15 amp for an RV with a 30 amp plug.
  • Have a backup plan. Use other methods to cook, stay cool and keep entertained.

Remember, conserving electricity and timing when you use your electricity in a campsite will ensure you can stay powered. Get more information about using power sites link to FAQ

Amenities


Camping Notes

Firewood

Firewood will not be available for purchase in the campground. Plan to arrive with your own firewood supply.

Sewage

A sewage disposal station is located in Castleview Campground (on the north side of the river).

Water

Pending weather, normal water service is available by the May long weekend. To support water conservation and as a backup measure, campers are encouraged to bring a supply of drinking water. Shower facilities are available in Castleview campground which is located on the north side of the river.

Online Reservations

Updated: Nov 24, 2021