Rustic backcountry or convenient glamping - experience Southeast Alberta with these great campgrounds and RV Parks in and around Medicine Hat.
Make Medicine Hat your basecamp to outdoor adventures and sleep under the stars with campgrounds and RV parks a short drive from the city. Whether it be rustic backcountry or convenient glamping - experience Southeast Alberta with these six great campgrounds and RV Parks in and close to Medicine Hat.
40 Mile Park
40 Mile Park is set along a reservoir and has become one of Southern Alberta’s most popular boating, fishing, and RVing spots. The sites are big, the boat launch can handle dozens of vehicles, and the reservoir is big enough for everyone to get on the water.
Pro Tip: While water sustains the livelihood of Southern Alberta’s hardworking people, the canal system that diverts all that water also provides recreation opportunities for everyone.
Cavan Lake Campground
For those looking for peace and quiet at what feels like their own private fishing hole, Cavan Lake is an oasis. Ideal for the fisherman or anyone looking to set up camp and relax, you can choose from large sites in a well-treed loop surrounding a playground and open park.
Pro Tip: Take a site with a view of the small prairie lake and watch the sunrise with coffee in hand.
Echo Dale Campground
Nestled along the South Saskatchewan River, Echo Dale Campground hosts a semi-private camping area, with shared camp kitchen complete with wood burning stove, picnic tables and a large shared fire pit area.
Nearby Echo Dale Regional Park offers swimming, paddle boating and fishing, beach volleyball courts, a playground, and open spaces for baseball and soccer. Many kilometres of hiking and biking trails through the coulees and access to the South Saskatchewan River is available via the boat launch. The Echo Dale Historical Farm is a must-see with a blacksmith shop and Ajax mine.
Elkwater Camping & Cabins
Wake up to the morning sunshine and bird song in this beautiful secluded setting. 12 campgrounds spread across Cypress Hills Park will allow you to enjoy the outdoors even longer. With options for full hook-ups, or completely disconnected; deep in the lodgepole pines, or a short walk from Elkwater Lake you will find your camping style in the park. Don’t forget about the 10+ comfort cabins spread throughout the park. Find solace in one of the more remote cabins, or find one close to the activities - either way, less packing involved!
Gas City Campground
Perched high above the South Saskatchewan River, just minutes by foot from one of the best views of Medicine Hat’s river valley is Gas City Campground. It is also the starting point for a path that tracks the bench above the South Saskatchewan River to Echo Dale Regional Park, a long walk or nice bike ride for any family looking to spend a day together.
• Picnic tables and fire pits
• Shared outdoor kitchen shelter
• Washrooms and free showers
• Laundry facilities
• Off-leash dog run
• Free Wifi
• Firewood for purchase
• Onsite campground office and store
Pro Tip: The fully treed, 97-site, full-service campground is only minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway.
A remarkable setting for a stress-free stay, Redcliff Campground is two blocks from the town’s downtown, offering the opportunity to restock supplies. For convenience and price, few places can compete with Redcliff Campground.
Pro Tip: Follow the fresh veggie signs to find one of the many greenhouse veggie stands. All the fresh veggies you could want. Make sure to bring cash - as most are on the honour system.
The South Saskatchewan River valley at Sandy Point is the Canadian Badlands at its finest. You approach it after 100 kilometres of rolling Alberta prairie, which is hypnotic and remarkable in its own right. Suddenly ranchers’ fields and virgin prairie drop away as you descend into the valley. Along the riverbank is a sleepy little campground, a great place to spend the night.
Pro Tip: Use it as a base or finishing point for canoe trips or fishing, with dozens more miles of badlands hoodoos for your eyes only.
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