Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Cottonwood Campground

Information: 403-627-1165
Seasonal Service Change - Water services shutdown

Cottonwood Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. Sites are suitable for RVs and tents, with unserviced and powered options. Camp alongside the Oldman River beneath the shade of cottonwood trees. Nearby Oldman River Reservoir is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and wind surfing.


May 8 - Oct 1
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 52 $ 23
Power (15 amp) 30 $ 30


Camping Notes


Only cash or personal cheques are accepted for fee payment for first come-first served camping.

Shower facilities are available in Castleview Campground.


Firewood sales are available mid May to Labour Day.


A sewage disposal station is located in Castleview Campground (on the north side of the river).


Pending weather, normal water service is available by the May long weekend. To support water conservation and as a backup measure, campers are encouraged to bring a supply of drinking water. Shower facilities are available in Castleview campground which is located on the north side of the river.

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Updated: Feb 24, 2020