Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Crescent Falls Day Use

Season: May 1 - Oct 14
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Park Closed

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

    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.



    Recent changes to the recreation area regulation under the Public Health Act have affected provision of drinking water in this day use area – 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.

Maps & Guides

  • Campground Map Crescent Falls PRA, Map, Campground, Provincial Recreation Area, Bighorn Canyon Trail, Bighorn Meadows Equestrian -- 8337 False
  • Regulations
Updated: Aug 8, 2023