Location: 25kms north of Drumheller
on the Dinosaur Trail road. Red Deer Valley Alberta.
The campground is named after the nearby
Bleriot Ferry that crosses
Red Deer River
and is one of the few remaining
cable ferries in Alberta.
There is no cost to cross over on
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
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.
Local campgrounds include
Tyrrell Museum is also located near here.