great mountain views and fall paddling opportunities
A great place to see the fall colours, and slightly less busy than its neighbour to the north.
This camping area located at the mouth of the North Saskatchewan River offers magnificent mountain views, and great paddling opportunities in the fall when the colours are simply breathtaking. This camping area is slightly more sheltered than the Preachers Point North Camping Area.
Tread lightly and please pack out your garbage. No motorized vehicles are allowed below the high water mark or on the lake bottom from April 1 – December 1. A Public Lands Camping Pass is required to camp here.
At a Glance
- Season: Year-round
- Amenities: Pit toilets, bear bins
- Reservations: First come, first served
- Permit: Public Lands Camping Pass required.
Getting there: The camping area is located 62 km west of Nordegg on Highway 11.
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Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated.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.