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Bleriot Ferry Campground Alberta

  Rating:    Ratings 3 Star
Sites: RV & Tent 1st Come or Reserve: 1st Come

 

Location: 25kms north of Drumheller on the Dinosaur Trail road. Red Deer Valley Alberta.

Description: The campground is named after the nearby Bleriot Ferry that crosses the Red Deer River and is one of the few remaining cable ferries in Alberta. There is no cost to cross over on the ferry as it is maintained by the government. It operates before and after freeze up. The surrounding natural odd shaped land formations are called the Badlands. These arid softer sedimentary rock formations have been created by several million years of erosion. The campground is located on the bank of the Red Deer River with 28 sites for both RV's and tents. Most of the campsites are divided by willow bushes that create a wind break and privacy. Amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, water, dry toilets, refuse containers and camp kitchen. Campers are required to provide their own firewood if desired. If you want to explore the surrounding Badlands you can hike for several miles in both directions along the Red Deer river. Make sure to pack plenty of water in the summer as it can be very hot and dry here. The Cactus plants found growing is a good indication of just how dry and arid it is. The nearby town of Drumheller has several souvenir, fossil shops, restaurants, lodging, shopping, gas, grocery stores and home of the famous Royal Tyrrell Museum. Night skies here rank # 4 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

 Near Here: Local campgrounds include Tolman East and Starland.  The Tyrrell Museum is also located near here.



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