Please Use Campgrounds Responsibly

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One of the joys of living in or visiting Saddle Hills County can be found at any of our campgrounds. Every year people from around the County, the region and the province enjoy the beauty of our County by visiting our campgrounds.

The County has been following Alberta Government Guidelines in re-opening our campgrounds this summer. We ask that you please follow those guidelines while using our campgrounds. We have published below the Alberta Government, Alberta Parks camping guidelines during the Phase II COVID-19 Re-Launch.

Click on the link for a complete listing of Saddle Hills County campgrounds.

Visiting during COVID

We know our Alberta Parks play an important role in both the physical and mental well-being of Albertans. We need your help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 so our parks can stay open, safe and accessible. We are asking Albertans to:

  • Continue to practice physical distancing.
  • Don’t visit if you’re sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Bring a cloth mask and wear it when you’re near other people.
  • Visit early in the day so you can head somewhere else if a parking lot is full and do not park on the shoulder of roads. If parking lots are full, please consider visiting at a different time.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Leave no trace; pack out what you pack in. This will keep our parks clean and reduce the potential for human-wildlife encounters.
  • Follow the advice of public health experts to protect yourself and others during this pandemic.
  • Be extra cautious and stay within your limits, knowledge, skill and physical ability. Now is not the time to try new activities or head into unfamiliar areas. Continue to avoid high-risk backcountry activities, regardless of your experience level.

Campfires

Campfires are currently permitted for visitors to Alberta Parks and users of public land, but we’re asking Albertans to continue to exercise safety to ensure we’re not exhausting wildfire resources on human-caused wildfires.

Do not leave your campfire unattended and fully extinguish your fire when you leave. The most efficient practice to extinguish a campfire is to soak it, stir it and soak it again.

Campfires in provincial parks and provincial recreation areas are restricted to designated fire rings. We recommend that backcountry travelers use camp stoves.

We also encourage public land users to practice responsible campfire use.

Know Before You Go!

Know before you go to Alberta Parks or head out for recreation on public land. Plan ahead to ensure you have enough food, water, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Check this website for the latest status on facility services within Alberta Parks.

Please wash or sanitize your hands before and after using high-touch shared amenities like washrooms, bear bins, self check-in stations, boat launches, docks, water fill stations and dumping stations.

Fishing

If you are an Alberta resident between the ages of 16 and 65, you must obtain an Alberta angling licence to fish. Non-residents must obtain an Alberta angling licence regardless of age. The Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations has detailed information on season and catch limits. More information is available at fishing in Alberta's Parks. Make sure you purchase your licence online.

 

Contact Alberta Parks with any questions or comments related to Alberta Parks response to COVID-19.  Questions specific to recreation on public land can be directed to Public Lands.

For up-to-date and accurate information on the Government of Alberta’s response to COVID-19 please visit COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans.