Waiparous Creek Provincial Recreation Area
A Ghost Area Provincial Campground

Seasonal Open Dates: Early May through to end of season - October 14
(Campgrounds open May 1st weather dependent. 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: rrsreservations@gmail.com
$12.00 Reservation Fee (Non Refundable) for each site.
(Reservations open Monday - Friday)

Site Rates: $35.00 per night per tent or trailer or motor home with FREE FIREWOOD

Site Map:Waiparous Creek Provincial Recreation Area Site Map


  • Starting Early May through to end of season - October 14
  • Comes with Free Firewood
  • 90-119 days - $15/day
  • 120 + days - $14/day

Site Description:

ATV and dirt bike access permitted from site. Fishing.


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


  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail (marked)

Single Site Reservations:

Campsites or Seasonal: (Where Applicable)
$12.00 Reservation Fee (Non-Refundable) for each site

Reservation Office:
Open Monday - Friday (Closed Weekends)
Call 587-830-2198 (Please leave message with both work and home numbers.)
or email: rrsreservations@gmail.com

Group Camp Reservations:

or call 1-877-537-2757

Site Operators

Mark & Ingrid Tannas
Phone: 587-830-2198
Email: redrocksawmill@aol.com

Red Rock Sawmills Ltd.
Box 146, Water Valley,
Alberta Canada T0M 2E0

Positions Required

Part-time Positions WANTED

-WEEKEND STAFF (various duties)

Inquire by redrocksawmill@aol.com