Starting May 14th, 2021, Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Campground will be open. Visit the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site COVID-19 page for updates on all national historic site services and details.
Starting May 14th, 2021, Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Campground will be open.
Visit the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site COVID-19 page for updates on all national historic site services and details.
Camping rules and regulations
In addition to keeping a clean campsite, a number of regulations are in effect to ensure campers have a safe and enjoyable experience.
- Put garbage in the provided wildlife-proof bins.
- Heritage Camping: A maximum of 1 vehicle is permitted on each site.
- Trailer Campground: A maximum of 1 vehicle and 1 wheeled camping unit are permitted on each site.
- Walk-in Tenting: 1 small or medium tent maximum. Vehicles are not permitted. Foot access only (50 m). Park in designated area.
- No shows: If you do not check in by 11:00 a.m. the next day, your reservation is deemed a no show and your site becomes available in the reservation system.
- Day visitors must park in visitor parking.
- Day visitors must leave the campground by 11:00 p.m.
- Day visitors must stop to register at the office and pay entrance fees or provide a Parks Canada Discovery Pass or a Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Annual Pass.
- National Historic Site Entry Fee
- Camping permit - available online, over the phone (1-877-RESERVE) or at the campground kiosk. Upon arrival, check-in at the campground kiosk.
You can ensure you're a good neighbour, and guarantee a good camping experience for yourself, by respecting and adhering to the following guidelines:
- Children - to ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite.
- Driving - respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road. Watch for stumps close to the road and campsites that might be hidden in the grass.
- Recycling - bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in the provided wildlife-proof bins.
- Washing Dishes - use the outdoor sink or a personal basin for washing dishes. Do not use the sinks inside the bathrooms. Dump dish water down outdoor sinks. Do not dump in bushes or on the ground.
- Washing Laundry – please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink. Laundry facilities can be found in the Town of Rocky Mountain House.
- Quiet hours are in effect from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- During quiet hours, music and campfires are prohibited.
- Only site occupants are allowed on a campsite after 11 p.m.
- Trailer Campground: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Generators are NOT permitted at Walk-in Tenting and Heritage Camping.
- Campfires are only permitted in designated fire pits.
- Fire wood is available for purchase onsite. No outside firewood is permitted. Use only firewood purchased. It is illegal to collect or burn any wood from the forest. Even twigs and deadwood play an important role in the forest ecosystem!
Alcohol and cannabis policies
- Alcohol may only be consumed on a registered campsite.
- Alcohol is not permitted in day-use or public areas including picnic shelters.
- Cannabis may only be consumed on a registered campsite or trails and is not permitted in day-use or public areas including the picnic shelter.
- During July long weekend, a complete ban on the possession of alcohol and cannabis is in effect.
- Pets must be on a leash 3 meters or less at all times.
- Pets are not to make excessive noise or disturb other persons.
- Please pick up after your pets. Doggie bags are located at several different areas of the site.
Discover a historic fur trade post along the North Saskatchewan River, and camp in a Tipi, Métis Trapper Tent, or Trapline Cabin. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the fur trade.
Métis Trapper Tents:
- Sleeps up to 5: double or twin beds.
- Wood floor, table, and chairs.
- Fur Trade Camp Kit: bison hide, period cooking kit and utensils, blow tube and flint/steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil, and soap.
- Sleeps up to 8: sleeping mats.
- Wood floor, table, and chairs.
- Fur Trade Camp Kit: bison hide, period cooking kit and utensils, blow tube and flint/ steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil, and soap.
- Sleeps 6 people: 1 double pull out bed and 4 sleeping mats in the loft.
- BBQ, table, chairs, cookware, utensils, mini fridge, induction burner, microwave, and lighting.
- Unserviced trailer sites.
- Trailer and RV’s up to 8 meters (27’).
- Community picnic shelter.
- Foot access only (50 m) Park in designated area.
No gear? No problem. Tackle the great outdoors with a fully equipped camping kit. This experience includes a camping orientation session, 6-person tent (set up), sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cooking stove with fuel, and lantern.