Spray Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Lat: 50.886506 Long: -115.248081
A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground is in Spray Valley Provincial Park. Ribbon Lake is a gem tucked away in the heart of Spray Valley. Enjoy the peace and tranquility at this site. Here there are tent pads, pit/vault toilets and secure food storage lockers. Please note that it is illegal to remove, deface, injure/destroy trees, or collect deadwood.

There are several different ways to access the campground. Access from Ribbon Creek Day Use Area is 10.8 km one-way via the Ribbon Creek Trail with 625 metres of elevation gain. On this trail there is a very steep section with chains to aid climbing between Ribbon Falls and Ribbon Lake. Access from Galatea Day Use Area is 10.8 km one-way via the Galatea Creek Trail/Guinn’s Pass Trail with 870 metres of elevation gain. Access from Buller Mountain Day Use Area is 10.1 km one-way via Buller Pass Trail with 670 metres of elevation gain.

Camping

Sites Rate / Person / Night Water Source Camping Season Current Status
20 $12 Lake Jun 24 - Nov 30 Seasonal Closure
1-877-537-2757
Firewood

Firewood available.

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Updated: Feb 21, 2024