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Cottonwood Campground

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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.

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Day Use


      Group Use


        Camping: May 4 - Oct 1
        Site Type Campsites Rate / night
        Unserviced 52 $ 23
        Power (15 amp) 30 $ 30
        Reservations : May 17 - Sep 2
        Online Book It
        Phone 1-877-537-2757
        Reservation Fee $12
        Reservation Start Feb 20


        Boat Launch (AIS Warning)
        Firewood Sold
        Hand Launch
        Pit/Vault Toilets
        Sewage Disposal
        Water - Tap


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

        Camping  Shower facilities are available in Castleview Campground.

        Firewood  Firewood sales are available mid May to Labour Day.

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

        Water  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.

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

        Updated: Jan 17, 2018