Make Medicine Hat your basecamp to outdoor experiences.
Sleep under the stars with campgrounds, cabins, and RV parks a short drive from the city. Whether it be rustic backcountry or comfort camping — Southeast Alberta offers beautiful scenery, relaxing spaces, and full day adventures.
Elkwater Camping & Cabins
Wake up to the morning sunshine and bird song in this beautiful tree-filled setting. There are 12 secluded campgrounds spread across the Alberta side of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park that allow you to enjoy the rolling hills and calm outdoors, with options for full hook-ups or completely disconnected.
Local Tip: Find solace in one of the more remote cabins, or find one close to the activities.
Echo Dale Regional Park Campground
*there is construction happening in Echo Dale Regional Park that may affect camping quality.
Experience the peaceful atmosphere inside this regional park that’s surrounded by the familiar Southeast Alberta coulees. There are 10 unserviced campsites located near family activities.
Local Tip: Park a car in Strathcona Island Park, and pack an inflatable boat to float the river starting at Echo Dale Regional Park’s boat launch.
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, an approximately two-hour bike ride for any family looking to spend a day together. Check out the newly-installed cabins if you’re looking for a comfy, indoor experience.
Local Tip: The fully treed, 97-site, full-service campground is only minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway.
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.
Book a campsite at 40 Mile Park here.
Local 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.
Sandy Point Park
The South Saskatchewan River valley at Sandy Point Park 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. As you descend into the valley, you’ll see the riverbank is a little campground — a great place to spend the night.
Book a campsite at Sandy Point Park here.
Local 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.
Cavan Lake Recreational Campground
For those looking for peace and quiet at what feels like their own private fishing hole, Cavan Lake is the place to be. 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.
Book a campsite at Cavan Lake Recreational Campground here.
Local Tip: Take a site with a view of the small prairie lake and watch the sunrise with coffee in hand.
Redcliff Municipal Campground
A remarkable setting for a stress-free stay, Redcliff Municipal Campground is two blocks from the town’s downtown, offering the opportunity to restock supplies. For convenience and price, few places can compete with this campground.
Book a campsite at Redcliff Municipal Campground here.
Local 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 — not all have credit/debit available.
Looking for a site in Medicine Hat?
Check out the other three campgrounds in the city. Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course & Campground, Ross Creek RV Park, and Wildrose Campground.