Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks


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  • Bears and Berries

      September 21, 2020

      Due to a bountiful berry crop this year, park visitors are asked to be extra vigilant about bear safety while hiking, recreating and camping in bear country.  Avoid areas with berry bushes, strictly follow all preventative practices when in bear country. Bear Smart

      Remember, bears depend on the berry crop to gain enough weight to survive the winter; please respect their need to feed themselves and their young.  Should you come across any wildlife closures, please follow the directions; never cross into closed areas.

  • Bear Closure - Bear in Area

      September 21, 2020

      Area is closed due to bear activity.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the South Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety review the Bear Smart Brochure.
    Affected Areas
  • Water Service Shutdown

      September 15, 2020

      Water systems are now shut down for the season within the Castleview and Cottonwood campgrounds. 

      The washroom/shower building at Castleview remains open with water service.

      Please bring your own water for September camping and be prepared to dry dump at the sani dump station. 

  • Powered Sites

      August 18, 2020

      While plugged into the campsite power, please do not cause a higher demand of electricity than the 30 amp systems can provide. This can happen by running air conditioners full time, while using other electrical devices in your RV.  A power demand that is higher than the system will support, causes an overloaded circuit, and the breaker to turn off. 

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories