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Chain Lakes Campground

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Enjoy an oasis on the prairie in Chain Lakes Provincial Park, 38 km southwest of Nanton on Hwy. 533. This campground along the Chain Lakes Reservoir features over 90 sites with willow bushes for privacy and both unserviced and power options. Enjoy swimming, beach activities, canoeing, fishing, wind surfing or sailing at this lakeside getaway. Winter camping is available as well for those hoping to ice fish for rainbow trout.

Park Boundary

Day Use


      Group Use


        Camping: Year-round
        Site Type Campsites Rate / night
        Unserviced 31 $ 23
        Power (15 / 30 amp) 60 $ 30
        Winter Camping 32 $ 19
        Reservations : May 17 - Sep 2
        Online Book It
        Phone 1-877-537-2757
        Reservation Fee $12
        Reservation Start Feb 20


        Boat Launch (AIS Warning)
        Shelter - Cook
        Fast Food Concession
        Firewood Available
        Horseshoe Pitch
        Pay Phone
        Pit/Vault Toilets
        Sewage Disposal
        Water - Pump
        Water - Tap


        Camping  Loop B is open year-round. Only cash or personal cheques are accepted for first come-first served camping fee payment during winter season. Loops A and C are closed for the off-season. 

        Firewood  For safety reasons, only communal fire pits are available, subject to appropriate weather conditions. There are four communal pits, one in the centre of each camping loop. A limited daily supply of firewood is supplied at no extra cost. NOTE: Portable propane fire pits are prohibited. 

        Sewage  The sewage disposal fee is $6 (one and two dollar coins, and quarters accepted).

        Water  Pending weather, normal water service is available by the May long weekend. To support water conservation and as a backup measure, campers and day users are encouraged to bring a supply of drinking water.

        Note: Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

        Updated: Jul 4, 2018