Dry Island Buffalo Jump  Provincial Park
Cataract Creek Provincial Recreation Area - Kananaskis Country
Information & Facilities
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Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
Lat: 51.9281694731   Long: -112.969657656 | Directions
Information: 403-823-1749 

 

Notice: Camping in Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park is permitted at Tolman East and West campgrounds only; there is also group camping at Tolman East. Due to the high content of bentonite (a clay-like material) roads and trails in this area can become very slippery when wet, sometimes making them unsafe or impassable for both vehicle and foot traffic. As a result, the access road from the viewpoint to the park's day use area is often closed during wet conditions. In late October, the park access road gate is closed for the season; the gate blocks access to the day use area in the valley; vehicles can still access the viewpoint. From May 1 to October 15, the day use area is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Facilities & Services

Boat Launch (AIS Warning)  
Cook Shelters  
Firepits  
Hand Launch  
Interpretive Viewpoint  
Pit/Vault Toilets  
Playground  
Water - Cistern  
Water - Tap  

Recreational Activities

Birding  
Canoeing/Kayaking  
Fishing  
 

** Facilities and services provided and activities permitted may vary within a park. Please check the details on the specific campground, day use area, group use area or trail to confirm what is available and/or permitted.

Recreation Notes

Birding: more than 150 bird species have been spotted in this park including turkey vultures, golden eagles, red-tailed and Swainson's hawks, prairie falcons, mountain bluebirds, belted kingfishers and several varieties of warblers; the shady river banks are good places to view ducks and wading birds such as great blue herons, marbled godwits and willets.

Canoeing: the steep entrance road to the river valley becomes impassable during wet periods; access is gated during winter months.