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Rochon Sands Campground Alberta

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

 

Location: Next to the summer village of Rochon Sands on the south shore of Buffalo lake approximately 90kms east of Red Deer and 145kms south east of Edmonton Alberta.

Description: Rochon sands campground is well maintained and contains 69 campsites. There are both open sites located on well kept grass near the lake or treed sites located within the surrounding boreal forest. Amenities include sandy beach, swimming area, playground, picnic tables, day use picnic shelters, fire pits, water, dry toilets, refuse containers, sani dump, boat launch and a fish cleaning station. This campground is excellent for families with young children. Kids can spend hours on the sandy beach and nearby playground or swim in a protected swimming area. Depending on the time of year the lake may experience an algae bloom which causes the water to turn green making it unsuitable for swimming. Elk, Deer and Moose frequent the area and it is also excellent for shorebird and waterfowl bird watching. It's interesting to note that In 1858, Father Lacombe, then a young missionary, travelled for two days in bitter weather to help a group of Blackfoot Indians dying of scarlet fever that were located in a encampment on the east shore of Buffalo Lake. After treating them for 20 days, he too almost died from the fever, but later recovered to become a leading figure in Alberta's history. (Source U of A). Night skies here rank # 4-5 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

 Near Here: Local campgrounds include Buffalo Lake Campground, Big Knife Campground and The Narrows Campground. The Reynolds Alberta Museum is also located near here.



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