Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Crescent Falls Campground

Information: 1-855-721-3975
Facility Operator: Westward Bound Campgrounds
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.

Crescent Falls Campground is First-Come, First-Served within Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area located 22 km west of Nordegg on Hwy 11 and 6 km north on a gravel access road. This small, well-treed campground includes 12 tent-only sites, and 22 RV sites. Please note: access to the campground requires a creek crossing which may not be suitable for all trailer lengths. Campers are urged to walk down to the creek crossing to make a decision.


May 3 - Oct 9 (First Come First Served)
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 34 $28
Senior Discount (65+) $2

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.


Camping Notes


Recent changes to the recreation area regulation under the Public Health Act have affected provision of drinking water in this campground – we cannot absolutely guarantee that water from hand pumps is free of pathogens because of the risk of ground water contamination. As a result, Alberta Parks recommends that you bring your own drinking water.

Updated: Jan 5, 2023