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Tolman East Campground Alberta

  Rating:    Ratings 4 Star
Sites: RV & Tent 1st Come or Reserve: 1st Come

 

Location: 60kms north of Drumheller, 23kms east of Trochu. Red Deer valley Alberta.

Description: 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 launch. Fire wood 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 Dinosaur fossils. Several years ago a fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur was discovered in this area and is now in the nearby 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 20kms 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. 

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



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