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. 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

CampgroundOpen# of sites
Elbow River Valley – Ph: 1-403-949-3132
Beaver FlatMay 15-Sept 155
Gooseberry (playground)May 1-Oct.1383
Little ElbowMay 15-Sept. 2294
Little Elbow EquestrianMay 15-Sept. 2246
McLean Creek (playground)Year-round170
Paddy’s Flat (playground)May 15-Sept. 2298
River Cove Group CampgroundReserve10 RV, 20 tents
Sheep River Valley – Ph: 1-403-949-3132
Mesa Butte EquestrianMay 15 – Sep. 1515
North ForkMay 15 – Sep. 1524
Fisher CreekYear-round30
Blue RockMay 15 – Sep. 2266
Blue Rock EquestrianMay 15 – Sep. 2217
Sandy McNabbMay 1 -Oct.14112
Sandy McNabb EquestrianMay 1 -Oct.1321
Sibbald – Ph: 1-403-673-2163
Sibbald LakeMay 1 – Oct. 13134
Dawson EquestrianYear-round10

Group Campgrounds

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

Elbow River Valley – Ph: 1-877-537-2757
Paddy’s FlatMay 1-Oct. 1320 units
River CoveAll year (?)10 RV/20 Tents
Sheep River Valley – Ph: 1-877-537-2757
Mesa Butte EquestionMay15 – Sep. 1515 RV/10 Tents
Sandy McNabb AMay 1-Oct. 1315 RV/20 Tents
Sandy McNabb BMay 1-Oct. 1315 RV/10 Tents
Sibbald – Ph: 1–877-537-2757
Pine Grove AMay 1-Oct. 278 RV/20 Tents
Pine Grove BMay 1-Oct. 2710 RV/20 Tents
Stoney CreekMay 1-Oct. 1325 RV/10 Tents

BackCountry Campgrounds


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