Due to the remote nature of these campgrounds, cleaning and sanitizing of shared surfaces is infrequent and users should be ready to sanitize high-touch surfaces upon their arrival. Be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Note that cleaning supplies may be wildlife attractants, and should be stored in your food locker and away from your tent.
This scenic backcountry equestrian campground is found in Bow Valley Provincial Park on the northwest shore of Barrier Lake. The closest access is at the Barrier Dam Day Use Area, 30 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1 and 12 km south on Hwy. 40. It is 3.9 km km from the trailhead and is rated easy. It can also be reached by boat. Here there are tent pads, hitching rails, corrals, pit/vault toilets, secure food storage lockers and firewood provided. Secondary access via Quaite Creek Trail/ Jewell Pass Trail from Heart Creek Day Use Area is 9.4 km and 340 m of elevation.
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Campground closed annually from April 14-June 16 for spring elk movement.