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Chain Lakes Campground

Lat: 50.206392 Long: -114.190174 | Directions
Information: 403-627-1165

Seasonal water shutdown and dump station closure

  • The water system and dump station at Chain Lakes Provincial Park has been shut down and all lines winterized.
  • Campers should bring their own water and firewood. 
  • Winter camping is available in Loop B.  Loops A & C are closed October 14 to April 30.

Enjoy an oasis on the prairie in Chain Lakes Provincial Park, 38 km southwest of Nanton on Hwy. 533. This campground along the Chain Lakes Reservoir features over 90 sites with willow bushes for privacy and both unserviced and power options. Enjoy swimming, beach activities, canoeing, fishing, wind surfing or sailing at this lakeside getaway. Winter camping is available as well for those hoping to ice fish for rainbow trout.

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Day Use


      Group Use

        Visitor Centre

          Camping: Jan 1 - Dec 31
          Site Type Campsites Rate / night
          Unserviced 31 $ 23
          Power (15 / 30 amp) 60 $ 30
          Winter Camping 32 $ 19
          Reservations : May 18 - Sep 3
          Online Book It
          Phone 1-877-537-2757
          Reservation Fee $12
          Reservation Start Feb 21


          Boat Launch (AIS Warning)
          Shelter - Cook
          Fast Food Concession
          Firewood Available
          Horseshoe Pitch
          Pay Phone
          Pit/Vault Toilets
          Sewage Disposal
          Water - Pump
          Water - Tap


          Camping  Loop B is open year-round. Only cash or personal cheques are accepted for first come-first served camping fee payment during winter season. Loops A and C are closed for the off-season. 

          Firewood  For safety reasons, only communal fire pits are available, subject to appropriate weather conditions. There are four communal pits, one in the centre of each camping loop. A limited daily supply of firewood is supplied at no extra cost. Portable fire pits are prohibited. 

          Sewage  The sewage disposal fee is $6 (one and two dollar coins, and quarters accepted).

          Water  Pending weather, normal water service is available by the May long weekend. To support water conservation and as a backup measure, campers and day users are encouraged to bring a supply of drinking water.

          Note: Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.