Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 1-855-721-3975
Facility Operator: Westward Bound Campgrounds

Park Closed

  • To support construction upgrades, Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area is closed until further notice.

Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area is located 22 km west of Nordegg on Hwy 11 and 6 km north on a gravel access road. Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area has a First-Come, First Served Campground with 12 tent-only sites and 22 RV sites. The day use area includes two viewing platforms of the falls, picnic tables, and a 3 km trail that takes you from the lower day use area to a viewpoint of the Bighorn Canyon.

22 km west of Nordegg on Hwy. 11 & 6 km north on access road

    Public Safety - Swift Water & Below Waterfalls Access Prohibited

    • The Bighorn River is fast flowing with cold mountain water. Do not wade or swim in the water above or below the falls – this area is a special protection zone and access is prohibited.
    • The waterfalls have a strong undertow that goes down 30 feet which can drown a person. The river can sweep you off your feet and pull you down stream. Severe injury and death have occurred.
    • Stay to the day use areas, designated trails and behind fences at all time to protect yourself and the environment.
    • There is no cell phone service in the park, please plan ahead.

Advisories & Closures


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Maps & Guides

  • Campground Map Crescent Falls PRA, Map, Campground, Provincial Recreation Area, Bighorn Canyon Trail, Bighorn Meadows Equestrian -- 8337 False
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