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Dry Island Buffalo Jump is a little known secret gem in the Alberta Parks system. Located near Trochu, Alberta the Park offers breathtaking scenic views of the Red Deer river valley. A favorite spot for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, the area boasts over 150 different species of birds, from warblers to turkey vultures!

The hand boat launch provides access to paddlers who are keen to experience the badlands from the water. Hike on informal trails that wind through the coulees and native grasslands and take note of the sensitive plants that grow along the way. 

This Park is day use only, but picnic sites with firepits are available. Camping may be done at Tolman east or west campgrounds at the south end of the Park. The access road into the Park is closed during wet weather due to slippery and dangerous road conditions.

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      Group Use




        Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

        • 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.
        • Off-Season Access: Please see notes on off-season access for the day use area and viewpoint.

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