Location: 174kms south of Calgary. 28kms south of Vulcan on road #529 northwest shore of Travers Reservoir. Southern Alberta.
Travers Dam campground contains 20 unmarked campsites for both RV's and tents.
None of the sites are marked or
clearly defined, however
the campsites do have picnic tables
and steel cook stations. You'll need
to bring your own firewood.
Amnesties include manual water pump, dry
toilets, communal camp kitchen,
refuse containers and a good boat launch.
offers good Pike and Walleye
fishing. I did see several small
fish jumping in the early evening,
maybe perch. You'll need a
license to try your luck. Wow,
if you want to experience the great
plains with flat views to the
horizon this is the place. See the
1st gravel road photo below. At this
point on the gravel road you'll get
a strong sense of being in the
middle of no where. The feeling of
remoteness on the prairies is
surprisingly stronger then the
feeling of remoteness in the
mountains, probably because one can
clearly see in all directions just
how alone you are. You can watch
your dog run off for a whole day before disappearing over the horizon. This campground is
excellent for astronomers and star
gazers, except for the 9km gravel
Night skies here rank # 3+ on
with views to the horizon in all
directions. As far as campgrounds
go Travers Dam is not that nice. Oddly though it sticks in my mind
more than most. I think it's the
endless expanse of prairies and
open remoteness that
one will never forget.