Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Cottonwood Campground

Information: 1-877-537-2757
Directions

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.

Camping

Season: May 10 - Sep 10
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Unserviced 52 - $28 May 10 - Sep 10 Seasonal Closure
Power 30 15 $36 May 10 - Sep 10 Seasonal Closure

* Reservations can be made 90 days in advance of arrival date.

All campsites are 100% reserveable

Shower facilities are available in Castleview Campground.

When camping in a powered site:

  • Use 1-2 electrical appliances maximum at the same time. When campers lose power, it's usually because too much electricity is being used at once.
  • Do not use adapters to draw power from a 15 amp for an RV with a 30 amp plug.
  • Have a backup plan. Use other methods to cook, stay cool and keep entertained.

Remember, conserving electricity and timing when you use your electricity in a campsite will ensure you can stay powered. Get more information about using power sites.

Amenities

Currently Booking to
May 27, 2024
1-877-537-2757


Camping reservations have moved to Shop.AlbertaParks.ca starting February 12! Here's what you need to know.
Firewood
  • Firewood alert! Firewood not available. Help stop the spread of forest pests, Dutch elm disease and emerald ash borer. Plan to buy firewood locally, burn on site, never bring home.

 

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.

    Maps & Guides

    • Park Map Oldman Dam PRA, Park Map, Island View Day Use, Park Map, Cottonwood Day Use, Park, Map Boulder Run Day Use, Park Map, Castle River Day Use, Park Map, Windy Point Day Use, Park Map, North Fork Day Use, Park Map, Castle View Day Use, Park Map, Three Rivers Day Use, Park Map, Castleview campground, Park Map -- 13067 False
    • Regulations
    • Safe Boating Guide


Updated: Feb 13, 2024