Little Bow Campground. Alberta Provincial Park.

The Little Bow campground is located on the prairies next to Travers Reservoir, approximately 20km south of the Town of Vulcan. There are 205 sites with reservations available by calling 403-897-3933. This campground offers campsites for both tents and larger RV's, group camping, picnic shelters, public phone, snack bar, showers, water, fire wood, picnic tables, sani dump, beach, swimming area, boat launch, boat rentals, fish cleaning station, horseshoe pits and play grounds. Little Bow Campground is very popular and is often fully booked in the summer. Travers Reservoir also offers good Pike and Walleye fishing, you'll need a fishing license to try your luck. Throughout the Little Bow campground you'll see very large Balsam Poplar tress. One evening I met a retired local farmer camping here. He was calling Owls with a wwhhoo, wwhhoo call. To my surprise, several Owls located in the large Balsam Poplars answered his call with a loud and clear whooo, whooo, whooo. The Owls are difficult to view through the trees leaves, branches and lack of light. I was told these Owls were 'Great Horned Owls'. Night skies here are good for star gazing, it ranks # 3 on the Bortle Scale. For a better sky view you may have to drive back up out of the valley to escape the smoke from campfires. The campground is excellent for families with young children, the kids can spend hours on the beach and nearby playgrounds. Boaters will find a well designed easy to use boat launch, and can explore Travers Reservoir 16 Kilometer length along with Travers Dam at the east end.

See the official web site for fees, opening and closing dates.

Official Website Little Bow Campground Layout

Area Map


Heading from the prairies down towards the campground.
Beach and swimming area. Travers Reservoir low water levels in late fall.
Travers Reservoir boat launch in late fall. Docks are removed and stored on the parking lot for winter.

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