Wildhorse Creek Rustic Camping Area

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A pretty camping area along the North Saskatchewan River with great mountain views and easy access to nearby adventures.

Above: This once “secret” spot now has the feel of a campground but the views along the river are still well worth it

This is the only camping area along the North Saskatchewan River between Abraham Lake and the Icefields Parkway. You’ll find some great camping spots here with river and mountain views.

It’s a great base camp to explore nearby trails like Siffleur Falls, Tuff Puff Ridge and Thompson Creek Falls or to paddle the North Saskatchewan River.

Over the past few years the provincial government turned it into an official camping area with access roads and toilets. It is included in the public lands camping pass, allowing you to stay for up to 14 days at a time for $30 per adult per year.

Above: This area has some great riverside camping spots along the North Saskatchewan River
Above: Changes to the area in recent years included new roads and toilets, giving this spot more of a campground feel

Join Us On A Guided Tour

All our scenic float tours start within a short 10-minute drive (the Icefields Scenic Float starts at this camping area) from this camping area while our Coral Creek Canyon and Whitegoat Falls guided hikes are less than 20 minutes away.

From $80 per person
Whitegoat Falls Guided Hike
An easy half day hike to the pretty Whitegoat Falls near Abraham Lake where the creek has cut through the rock to create a double falls.
From $85 per person
The Icefields Scenic Float
Take in the views of Wilson Icefields from the North Saskatchewan River on this 1 hour float tour.
From $139 per person
The Kootenay Plains Scenic Float
Float through the golden plains of the Saskatchewan, from Whirlpool Point to Preacher’s Point. Enjoy the views of the open valley and mountains on this scenic section of the North Saskatchewan River.
From $185 per person
Glaciers + Fires Scenic Float
Explore one of the most dramatic sections of the North Saskatchewan River with glaciers as the backdrop as we float through an area that burned a few years ago.
From $110 per person
Coral Creek Canyon Guided Hike
This moderate hike takes us along two narrow canyons: the Coral Creek Canyon and the Cline River Canyon. We take our time walking along them to enjoy the views and surrounding mountains.

Explore the Region From Wildhorse Creek

The meeting locations for tours offered by Rockies Heli Canada, McKenzie’s Trails West, Banff Canyoning and Girth Hitch Guiding are less than 20 minutes away along the David Thompson Highway.

Popular hikes in the area include Siffleur Falls, Tuff Puff Ridge and Thompson Creek Falls.

Nearby Services

You’ll find a restaurant, gas station, basic supplies and gift shops at The Crossing Resort, 15 minutes away, and David Thompson Resort, 20 minutes away.

Nordegg is only 50 minutes away where you’ll find gas stations, basic supplies, restaurants and shops. An RV sani-dump is available at the Nordegg Lodge.

Getting Here

The camping area is located on Highway 11, 75 km west of Nordegg and 20 km east of Saskatchewan River Crossing. 

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You can find us at the Nordegg Canteen:
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We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, explore and adventure is home to the Îyârhe Nakoda First Nation and the Smallboy Mountain Cree, part of the Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 Territories, part of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, and has been the traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. We are grateful for the stewardship of these lands along with the knowledge, traditions, and teachings that have been passed down through generations.

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