Location: 40kms north of Drumheller, 10kms east of Morin. Red Deer valley Alberta.
The Starland campground is where the (RASC)
Alberta Star Party
is held every September. 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 mainly located on open grass next to the Red Deer River with 50 sites for
both RV's and tents. Most of the campsites are open to each other allowing for
spacious group camping with a few choice sites located next to the river. Amenities include picnic tables, fire pits,
water, dry toilets, refuse
containers, camp kitchen, firewood, ball
diamonds, boat launch and playground. 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.
Starland campground would make a good
starting point for canoeing the
Red Deer River
south to the Bleriot Ferry campground
downstream, or an overnight float to
The nearby town of
has several souvenir, fossil
shops, restaurants, lodging,
shopping, gas, grocery stores and home of the famous
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
Bleriot Ferry. The
Tyrrell Museum is also located near here.