Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Medicine Lodge

Lat: 49.635390 Long: -110.326425

Features

This hut is a wonderful home base for exploring Cypress Hills. Visit the Horseshoe Canyon viewpoint and experience the vastness of the surrounding prairies. Check out Head of the Mountain viewpoint, the highest point in the park, to experience stargazing at its best. The hut is close to a wide variety of hiking trails, and in winter the Spring Creek cross country trail system provides 10km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.

In the summer and fall this hut is accessible by car, or you can choose to hike in using the trails and roadways. During the spring and winter access is limited to ski or snowshoe only.

This hut can accommodate 6 people with an open concept of no separate rooms.  There is no lighting or electrical outlets, but there is a cozy wood stove for heating.  It is located approx. 6km south of Elkwater town site.

Amenities

    • Three single over single bunk beds
    • Wood stove
    • Axe and shovel
    • Sink, 5 gallon pail
    • Broom, dust pan
    • Pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups and utensils (*not provided May 1 - September 30)
    • Dish soap, drying rack
    • Dining table and chairs
    • Close to outhouse toilets
    • Firewood included

What to Bring

    • Cooking stove and fuel
    • Food and water
    • Bedding/sleeping bag
    • Towels and toiletries
    • Matches and newspaper for lighting the wood stove
    • Flashlights and/or lanterns
    • Appropriate clothing and footwear
    • Cell phone

Please Note

    • There is no electricity or lighting available in this hut
    • There is no drinking water on-site, bring your own.
    • Dispose of grey water (e.g. dish water) in the outhouse.
    • Pack out all garbage.
    • The Park Emergency Help Line is 403-893-HELP (4357).
    • In case of an emergency call 911.
    • There is cell reception at this hut.

Rules

    • Payment and check-in/check-out is at the Campground Registration Booth (Visitor Centre, Sept-May).
    • Check-in time is 4:00 pm.  Early check-in is not guaranteed.
    • Check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Late check-out is not available.
    • Late Arrivals: If you are arriving after our hours of operation, please call ahead to the Visitor Centre to make special arrangements to access your comfort camping unit.  
    •  Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to check-in time.  Cancellations may only be done by contacting the Reservation Line at 1-877-537-2757 or online at Reserve.Alberta.ca
    • Pets are not allowed in or around the buildings (with the exception of service dogs).
    • Smoking and/or vaping of tobacco and cannabis is strictly prohibited inside the buildings.

Access

Spring Creek Trail Head and Shelter

5km along a trail paralleling Murray Hill Road.

Park Boundary
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    Updated: Feb 14, 2019