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Camping enthusiast? 3 Underrated Alberta Campgrounds You Need to Check Out

Tired of the scramble to book a campground often months in advance for your camping getaway? Underrated campgrounds often hold hidden treasures that you may not find at the most popular of destinations and can provide an authentic and memorable outdoor experience right here in Alberta’s own backyard.

Here are some hidden gems you should add to your bucket list.

Alberta is a vast Province with diverse landscapes that offer a wealth of camping opportunities. It’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with a plethora of adventures right at your doorstep.  Check out these three hidden gems that are worth exploring for an unforgettable camping experience.

Creepy Hollow

Located in the village of Warner, Alberta; a short 30-minute drive from Lethbridge, and just minutes from our neighbours to the South, this retro, rustic, and spooky campground has been making headlines in recent months. Creepy Hollow boasts affordable camping at $25/night and a 7-day maximum and features a yearly haunted mansion at Halloween. An experience that is sure to scare even the bravest of souls.

Campers be warned, this is tent camping only (no hookups), and no potable water on-site, so you must bring your own water in. Generators are permitted within posted hours. Get lost in the Mysterious Maze, enjoy Murder Mystery nights, family movies, a community fire pit, and a hall available for booking gatherings and events. Creepy Hollow is busy making plans to soon host a mini-Railway modelled after an 1800s rail steamer.

Blueberry Hill RV Park and Storage

Situated near the quaint town of Athabasca, lies Blueberry Hill RV Park and Storage. A beautiful and quiet campground offering 50 full-service seasonal sites and 10 powered, overflow sights. Blueberry Hill has been a family favourite for generations and is home to some of the largest, most mature RV sites in the province, boasting beautiful maple, cherry, pine, and mayday trees.

Offering a wide variety of activities, including a fishing pond, playground, individual fire pits, showers, and a common WIFI area, the campground is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Blueberry Hill is located just a short 30-minute drive to Calling Lake Provincial Park, where guests can enjoy water sports, bird watching, and incredible fishing for varieties such as the long-nose sucker, northern pike, walleye, and other popular fish species. Be sure to bring all your sporting toys for a day on the Peace River Trail. Offload your quad, or dirt bike, or spend the day pedalling around the expansive trail system, before heading back to the peaceful calm of the campground. With endless activities for everyone, don’t miss out on this Alberta gem.

Spring Hill RV Park

The perfect destination for RVers looking for a conveniently located, fully serviced, and family-run RV Park at the gateway to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This site offers the total RV experience and is located close to Calgary, Kananaskis Country, and Banff National Park.

Offering full hook-ups including 30- and 50-amp service, water and sewer, as well as pull-through lots, capable of handling the largest coaches available. For your convenience, amenities on site include a convenience store, liquor store, and gasoline, diesel, and propane tanks. A bonus feature, and free to all guests, is Meaghan’s Pond, which offers stocked trout fishing to try your luck at a catch. The friendly and helpful staff are there to attend to your needs, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy.

Also available, if pre-booked, is a heated event hall, equipped with a full kitchen capable of handling any function. Open year-round, Spring Hill RV Park offers full hookups 365 days a year. Come over, relax, and enjoy the total RV experience.

Alberta is brimming with stunning camping destinations, and these underrated campgrounds offer an opportunity to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the province’s natural beauty. Whether you seek mountainous landscapes, badlands adventures, serene lakeside settings, or even a thrilling, off-the-beaten-path spooky experience, these hidden gems promise a memorable camping getaway. So, pack your gear and embark on an unforgettable outdoor journey through these lesser-known campgrounds across Alberta.

Happy Camping!

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