Location: 60kms north of Drumheller,
23kms east of Trochu. Red Deer valley Alberta.
The natural odd landscapes found here are called Badlands.
These softer sedimentary rock
formations have been created by
several million years of erosion.
The campground is nestled in a mature Cotton Wood forest located next to the Red
Deer river and contains 39 campsites suited for both RV's
and tents. Amenities include
picnic tables, fire pits, water, dry toilets, refuse
containers, playground and boat
is not available.
Most of the campsites are divided by
willow bushes that create a wind
break and privacy.
This area is well known for it's
fossils. Several years ago a
Rex Dinosaur was
discovered in this area and is now in
Royal Tyrrell Museum. You can hike
along the Red Deer River for several kilometers if you want to explore the surrounding Badlands.
The cactus plants
found growing is a good indication
of how dry and arid it is. Black flies
seem to love this area and can be
a real nuisance during the summer
months and early fall.
Tolman Bridge would make a good
starting point for canoeing the
Red Deer River
south to the
Starland Campground located
downstream or an overnight float to
Drumheller. Night skies here rank #
3 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.