Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
Prior to June 15th, the only access to Etherington Creek is from the southeast: take Hwy. 22 to Longview, turn west into Kananaskis on Hwy. 541 (also labelled Hwy. 40 on Google & other maps), go 35 km to Highwood Junction (intersection of Hwy. 40, 541 & 940), turn onto Hwy. 940 & go 6 km to Etherington Creek. From June 15-Dec. 1, the campground can also be reached from the north over Highwood Pass on Hwy. 40.