Note: this is a guide only. This website does not rent campsites and the info is not current

Government Parks Reservation Service

Elbow Valley Camping

Campsites in Kananaskis near Bragg Creek are operated by private companies. braggcreek.ca does not rent campsites. This is a guide to any quoted prices and availability only. Prices and dates quoted are to the best of our knowledge. We are not responsible for price changes or additional costs.

Campsites in the Elbow Valley

The operators are Kananaskis Country Campgrounds, phone number 403-949-3132.

Reservations can be made in person at the McClean Creek Store.

The McClean Creek Store’s Hours are:
Sunday – Thursday 10-6
Friday and Saturday 10-10
Starting around the May Long Weekend, they go 7 days a week, 10 to 10.

Elbow Valley Information Centre

The Elbow Valley Information Centre is operated by the province. It is only open during the summer for a few hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If it’s open when you drive by, stop in and say hello. Don’t tell them I sent you.

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This information is provided for your convenience.
Please contact the campground provider for current information.

Vehicle Access Campsites

Campground Open # of sites
Elbow River Valley – Ph: 1-403-949-3132
Beaver Flat May 15-Sept 1 55
Gooseberry (playground) May 1-Oct.13 83
Little Elbow May 15-Sept. 22 94
Little Elbow Equestrian May 15-Sept. 22 46
McLean Creek (playground) Year-round 170
Paddy’s Flat (playground) May 15-Sept. 22 98
River Cove Group Campground Reserve 10 RV, 20 tents
Sheep River Valley – Ph: 1-403-949-3132
Mesa Butte Equestrian May 15 – Sep. 15 15
North Fork May 15 – Sep. 15 24
Fisher Creek Year-round 30
Blue Rock May 15 – Sep. 22 66
Blue Rock Equestrian May 15 – Sep. 22 17
Sandy McNabb May 1 -Oct.14 112
Sandy McNabb Equestrian May 1 -Oct.13 21
Sibbald – Ph: 1-403-673-2163
Sibbald Lake May 1 – Oct. 13 134
Dawson Equestrian Year-round 10

Group Campgrounds

Firewood included. Mid-week discounts for youth and seniors. Other conditions and discounts may apply.

Campground Open Capacity
Elbow River Valley – Ph: 1-877-537-2757
Paddy’s Flat May 1-Oct. 13 20 units
River Cove All year (?) 10 RV/20 Tents
Sheep River Valley – Ph: 1-877-537-2757
Mesa Butte Equestion May15 – Sep. 15 15 RV/10 Tents
Sandy McNabb A May 1-Oct. 13 15 RV/20 Tents
Sandy McNabb B May 1-Oct. 13 15 RV/10 Tents
Sibbald – Ph: 1–877-537-2757
Pine Grove A May 1-Oct. 27 8 RV/20 Tents
Pine Grove B May 1-Oct. 27 10 RV/20 Tents
Stoney Creek May 1-Oct. 13 25 RV/10 Tents

BackCountry Campgrounds

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Camping by Elbow Lake

BackCountry permits are required to camp at any of the designated backcountry campgrounds in Kananaskis. The Elbow Valley has three campgrounds:

Big Elbow (6 units), Romulus (14 units), Tombstone (11 units). Purchase passes at the Elbow District office on Hwy 66 or call 1-403-678-3136. In Alberta call toll free by dialing 310-0000 first.

Free Zone Camping

One of the more common questions we receive at the Elbow Valley Information Centre is “Where can I camp for free?”.

Random camping is permissible in some areas. For information regarding this activity, please contact one of the Kananaskis Visitor Information Centres at the following numbers:

Barrier Lake Visitor Information Centre  (403) 673-3985

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Visitor Information Centre (403) 591-6322