Operating West Country Campgrounds In Alberta


Waiparous Creek Provincial Recreation Area
A Ghost Area Provincial Campground

Seasonal Open Dates: Early May - Thanksgiving
(Dates subject to change. Please call to confirm.)

Location: Forestry Trunk Road
If coming South: 13 kms. West of Cochrane on Hwy 1A; North 36 kms. on Hwy 40

If coming from the North: From Sundre: From lights in Sundre - 9.8 kms West to Coal Camp Road. Turn left on Coal Camp Road. At 24.3 kms pavement runs out and you travel on gravel on Coal Camp Road. 46 kms to stop sign at Highway 734. Continue South on Highway 734 to reach Burnt Timber which is 13.6 kms from the Texas Gate at the Red Deer River Recreation Area. Continue South to reach Waiparous and out to Highway 1A and back to Cochrane.

GPS Latitude:   51.36577223     GPS Longitude:   -114.9877631

Total Campground Sites:   56

1st come 1st serve basis and
Site Bookings by RESERVATION: call 587-830-2198
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
$12.00 Reservation Fee (Non Refundable) for each site.
(Reservations open Monday - Friday)

Site Rates: $30.00 per night per tent or trailer or motor home with FREE FIREWOOD

Site Map: Waiparous Creek Provincial Recreation Area Site Map


  • Starting May 1 to End of Season
  • Comes with Free Firewood
  • 90 + days - $14/day
  • 120 + days - $13/day

Site Description:

ATV and dirt bike access permitted from site. Fishing.
Take a Virtual Tour - View 2 for the Waiparous Creek Campground.


  • Fire Pits
  • Water Pump
  • Free Firewood
  • Picnic Tables
  • No Power
  • Group Camping - Reservations Accepted


  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail (marked)