You have come to the right spot to find the very best campground Drumheller has to offer! Some of these Drumheller Campgrounds are located right in town while others may be out a few minutes or so. There are campgrounds with pools, showers, and various other amenities which I have in point form so it is easy to choose! So, without further ado, below are 10 of the very best campgrounds in Drumheller.
Note: If you do not have an RV, many of these campgrounds have cabins to rent! Alternatively, book a camping unit on RVezy – often, there is even the option to have the RV delivered and set up at your campsite!
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Dinosaur Trail RV Resort & Cabins – Only Drumheller Campground with a pool!
Located between the Royal Tyrell Museum and HorseThief Canyon, Dinosaur Trail RV Resort & Cabins is the only campground in Drumheller with a pool!
Also, it has over 200 hundred sites (both treed and open), along with pull-through, big rig friendly, and tenting sites! Otherwise, if you don’t have a RV, cabins (with A/C) are available to rent! The largest cabin being able to accommodate up to 6 people.
There are so many amenities and lots of activities for the kids. I hear they even have pancake breakfasts and family movie nights…
This Drumheller campground also has:
- Heated pool
- Power, water & sewer hookups
- Laundromat, washrooms, showers, sani dump
- Horseshoe pitch, playgrounds, large playing fields, fire pits, walking trails
- General Store, propane filling station, firewood for sale
- On the Red Deer River
- Canoe/kayak rentals available
Have a large group? A clubhouse is also available for events and can host large groups.
Checkout the Dinosaur Trail RV Resort Map to see the campground layout!
River Grove Campground & Cabins – in Drumheller
This in-town option, is beside the river and just across the bridge from the giant T-Rex. Likewise, Drumheller’s spray park, and pools (outdoor and indoor) are also beside the info centre along with the world’s largest dinosaur.
In brief, RV sites, tent sites, cabins, and even a trailer is available to rent. Sites are shaded as they are nestled in the giant trees beside the Red Deer River. Pull-through sites are also available.
Additionally, the following amenities are on-site:
- Playground, Horseshoe pits, and arcade!
- Unserviced to fully services sites
- Convenience store
- Washrooms, coin showers, coin laundry, dish-washing sinks (with hot water)
- Sani dump
Dinosaur RV Park – in Drumheller
Another RV park located in Drumheller. Just slightly further than the River Grove Campground but also within walking distance of downtown.
Similar to the other in-town campground, there are RV and tenting sites along with Cabins for rent (starting at $199/nt). Another plus for those with little ones, a creek runs through the amenity-filled property.
Other amenities are:
- 2 Playgrounds, 2 mini golf courses, arcade, and outdoor movies
- Washrooms, fire pits, coin showers, coin laundry
- Store, and even a shuttle to nearby attractions
Pinters Campground – Private & River Access (May be closed!)
Located close to Rosedale, Pinters has more privacy and room than most the campgrounds on this list. With plenty of large cottonwood trees, campers also have access to the river and beach. People noted that it was a great price, however there are only outhouses on site for toilets. Some complained that they were treated rudely by campground operators for having too many kids/ family members in one site.
- First come First serve; no reservations
- River access with beach
- Large, private sites
- Pit toilets
- Power and un-serviced sites
Update: This campground is closed according to google and their website appears to be down.
Hoodoo RV Resort & Campground – Drumheller Campground with most Space & Best Views
One of the highest rated campgrounds in Drumheller, Hoodoo RV Resort & Campground is located off Highway 10 across from the Hoodoo Trail. On the edge of the river, this resort and campground offers lots of space and undoubtedly some of the best views of the badlands!
Other amenities include:
- Tenting sites, service & non serviced sites
- 2 playgrounds, soccer field, baseball diamond, volleyball
- Indoor washrooms, coin showers
- Off leash dog area
- River access with picnic area
- 2 Sani-dumps ($10 to dump)
- Offers on-site trailer rentals
Another campground close to Drumheller is Badlands Campground. Being small and simple, this campground isn’t mentioned much, however it is quaint and quiet. Located on the river banks, there are river walking trails nearby and all proceeds go to the Badlands Amphitheatre and support the arts.
- Showers, flush toilets
- Day use area
- Fire pits, potable water
Book from the website above once reservations open on March 13th.
11 Bridges Campground – Rosedale
Another small campground, this one is located in Rosedale next to the river. Check out the 11 Bridges Campground website to see pictures – unsurprisingly for this area, it looks beautiful! The ice cream store is also walking distance away. Rustic cabins are available for rent – no power or water but they start at only $90/nt! Located about 10 minutes from Drumheller.
- Full, partial, no service and tenting sites
- Laundromat, coin showers, flush washrooms
- Firewood and Ice available for sale
- Wifi, playground
- Fire pit & picnic table in each site
The only way to reserve appears to be by phone or email:
Phone: (403) 823-2890
Bleriot Ferry Campground
Rustic campground close to the Bleriot Ferry – thus the name. Located on the banks of the Red Deer River with un-serviced, and therefore, cheap sites. Plenty of trees and nature! But, bring your own firewood and water. Water is not potable here.
- First come first serve
- Fire Pits, pit toilets
- Un-serviced sites
- River access for canoeing, kayaking, or floating
Horseshoe Canyon Campground
Directly across the road from popular Horseshoe Canyon sits the Horseshoe Canyon Campground. Thus, this large, amenity-rich campground is walking distance to the canyon and hiking! There are not a lot of trees around the campsites though, so don’t expect much shade!
Following is some of what Horseshoe Canyon Campground has to offer:
- Mini golf, beach volleyball court, horse shoes, playground & ice cream!
- Fits all rig sizes, serviced and tenting sites (some tenting sites have power & water!)
- Pet friendly
- Coin showers, washrooms, potable water
- Cabins available for rent (starting at $119)
Extra: Drumheller Lions Campground – Group only
Interestingly, this is a group site only. However, their facebook page notes that you get about 8 acres of space! Also, there are ball diamonds, fire pits, outhouses and a cook house. Don’t expect hookups, water, or individual sites though. Message the facebook page for bookings.
Bonus: Drumheller Campgrounds further out
Little Fish Lake Campground
A small, un-serviced campground available on a first come, first serve basis. Only pit toilets, fire pits, and unpotable water are on site. Thus, you will need to bring your own firewood and water. More info here.
High Eagle RV Park – Rosebud
Located in Rosebud along the Rosebud river. Conveniently, treed and even riverfront sites are offered within walking distance to the dinner theatre and all Rosebud has to offer. Call the number on their website to reserve.
In summary, High Eagle RV Park offers:
- Power & water sites; no tent sites
- Group area, ice, convenience store
- Washrooms & showers, sani-dump
- Firewood and pits available for a fee
- RV rental available for built on porch
With little shade or privacy, Wayne campground has all the basics including a playground. Plus, it can be reserved for group or family events. Drinking water, horseshoes, outhouses, camp kitchen and event hall can all be found here. Facebook page for the campground
Additionally, the Last Chance Saloon has a few campsites as well (also lacking privacy…but it is a small community!) Luckily, if you get tired of camping or cooking there is a hotel and great food right there! They can cater and also hold up to 350 people in their venue. Book a campsite here!
Pope Lease Pines RV Resort
This campground and B&B seems very private with even seasonal sites available. Pope Lease Pines (doesn’t this seem like an odd name?) looks like a neat place with cabins on the prairie and some fun amenities. Facebook page is here.
The Vignette at Handhills Hideaway
A RV Resort about 35 kms from Drumheller with prairie views and wide open skies. Plenty of privacy, yet lots to do. Mini Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, playground, trout pond, horseshoes and more. Sign up for a membership or weekly stay. Visit their website for more info.
Drumheller Campgrounds Summary
To sum up, out of these 10 wonderful Drumheller Campgrounds, I’m sure you will find one that suits your needs. Whether it’s the best location, most beautiful views, a pool, or being close to one of Drumheller’s many attractions – this list has the perfect spot to park your rig.
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