Cartier Creek Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Cartier Creek Campground

Information: 403-304-0456
Directions
Partner: Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.

This small campground is found in Cartier Creek Recreation Area, 22 km southwest of Sundre on Coalcamp Road. It has well-spaced sites, treed sites by the creek, and offers fishing and access to the upper Red Deer River. A nice spot for those experienced in river canoeing and kayaking. 

This campground is maintained by the Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association, a non-profit organization that operates campgrounds through positive and proactive volunteer efforts. A nightly fee is not charged for the campground, however campers are encouraged to purchase a $30 annual membership to this organization to support their volunteer efforts and operation of this campground.

Camping

Apr 30 - Sep 9 (First Come First Served)
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 12 $0
  • Garbage: This is a user maintained campground. Garbage receptacles are not provided.  It is MANDATORY that campers pack out their garbage.
  • Toilets: Vault toilets are available onsite.  Toilet paper & hand sanitizer are not provided. Campers must be prepared to provide their own toilet paper & hand sanitizer. Toilets will be cleaned a minimum of once a week; campers may clean the toilet facilities themselves prior to their use if required. Dumping of any garbage or sewage into the vault toilets is prohibited.
  • Wildlife: Campers must ensure that all garbage, food and associated attractants are secured within a hard walled trailer or vehicle when not in use to prevent attracting bears and other wildlife to your campsite.
  • This is an unserviced campground.

Amenities


Camping Notes

Firewood
  • Firewood alert! Firewood not available. Help stop the spread of forest pests, Dutch elm disease and emerald ash borer.  Plan to buy firewood locally, burn on site, never bring home.
  • Collection of deadfall for firewood is prohibited.
Water

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 3, 2023