A rustic campsite for the night
The best feature is that this campground has one of the last kitchen shelter left in the area, a perfect reason to stay on a cold and rainy day.
Dry Haven Campground is one of the most basic campgrounds along the David Thompson Highway. Amenities are few, sites are quite open, there is no water and it is located next to the highway.
While it’s probably not the best option as a holiday destination it is great for a quick overnight stay and the communal kitchen shelter is great on a rainy day. This feature has made it worthwhile for us on more than one occasion as we dried up after a day of hiking in the rain.
The campground is clean and well maintained but unfortunately the setting could be better. The sites are very open and the sound of speeding vehicles on the highway is very noticeable unless you can get one of the few sites along the creek. There are nicer campgrounds in the area, including Fish Lake and Goldeye Lake.
At a Glance
- Season: May to October
- Number of sites: 14 unserviced sites
- Amenities: Picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, garbage bins
- Campground host: No
- Reservations: First Come First Served, Cash Only Self Registration
- Website: albertaparks.ca
Getting there: The campground is located 11 km west of Nordegg along highway 11. Watch for the Dry Haven Provincial Recreation Area sign.
We all have our part to do to keep this place special. Planning ahead is key to ensuring that we all continue to enjoy adventures in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region. These are a few of the things you can do to help:
- Minimize your impact by using existing sites, fire rings and toilets instead of creating your own.
- Know about current fire bans, make sure that your fire is completely out before you go and buy firewood instead of cutting down trees. Remember that shooting fireworks is not allowed in the region.
- Keep your site clean and your food stored inside your vehicle to help keep our wildlife wild. Always use bear-proof garbage bins.
- While alcohol is now permitted in some Alberta Parks day-use areas, none of those are in our region. Alcohol is only allowed at registered campsites.
- Be mindful of your neighbours and other visitors, including keeping noise to a minimum.
- Be prepared for adventures in a remote area. Explore within your skills to reduce the strain on our volunteer search and rescue team.
- Remember that cell service is limited. We recommend carrying a satellite communicator, like a Zoleo, on your adventures.
- Support local businesses and communities in Cline River, the Bighorn and Nordegg.
Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.