Police Outpost Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Parks Research and Management

Information: 403-653-2522
Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open June 1 at 50% capacity. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.

Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size550.61 Acres  /  222.82 Ha
Legal BoundaryPolice Outpost PP
Administration / Information403-382-4097 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Lethbridge
Natural RegionParkland - Foothills Parkland 
Natural Region Description

Police Outpost is located near the Alberta-U.S. border and is Alberta's most southerly provincial park. The park preserves a small area typical of the foothills parkland sub-region of the Parkland Natural Region. A Northwest Mounted Police outpost was established at this location in 1891 to control smuggling. Well-protected private campsites and well-maintained hiking and mountain biking trails. Outpost Wetlands Natural Area is located nearby.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Nov 26, 2018