If you’re looking for the top Drumheller camping sites, you’ve come to the right place!
Drumheller and the Alberta Badlands are one of Alberta’s true travel gems. From incredible canyons and odd-looking hoodoos to one of the world’s top dinosaur museums, Drumheller and the Alberta Badlands should be on everyone’s Alberta bucket list.
Plus, Drumheller is also a great place for camping. Whether you’re looking to wake up next to a small creek, gawk up at a star-filled sky, admire the golden-colour coulees, or imagine yourself in a place where dinosaurs once roamed, there are so many Drumheller campsites for those wanting to pitch a tent or roll up in an RV.
In this Drumheller camping travel guide, we’re going to list out the best Drumheller campsites for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a powered site to park the RV or a primitive site to pitch a tent, we’ve included a variety of campgrounds in Drumheller for every type of traveller.
Hoodoo RV Resort & Campground
Let’s start off with this guide to the best Drumheller camping spots with the largest Drumheller campsites. With beautiful views of the coulees, lots of green space, and big lots, Hoodoo RV Resort & Campground is a great Drumheller RV park.
This campground is only a 13-minute drive from town and only a 5-minute drive to the famous Hoodoos Trail hike, something everyone should see while in the area. However, please do not touch the hoodoos!
As mentioned, this RV park and campground comes equipped with big lots (Approx. 40′ – 45′ wide 50’+ deep), which is great for large RVs. In total, there are 135 power and water sites, as well as 35 tent sites. There are also two playgrounds, two full-sized baseball diamonds, a convenience store, high-speed internet, coin laundry, showers, washrooms, nature trails, an off-leash area for pets, and more. While this may not be “roughing it”, there’s plenty to do for the whole family, making it a great Drumheller vacation.
- Location: Highway 10 East
- Website: https://www.hoodooresort.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (403) 823-2790
Dinosaur RV Park
Another great Drumheller campground is Dinosaur RV Park, which is not far from the ‘Welcome to Drumheller’ sign. These two Drumheller campsites are next to each other but are both made for RVs and feature many amenities, including clean washrooms and shower facilities, laundry, free Wi-Fi, mini-gold, an arcade, a playground, and more.
For those wanting to be right in the middle of all the action, this is a good spot. In fact, even the popular WHIFS Flapjack House is only a 7-minute walk away. You can even climb to the top of the world’s largest dinosaur, which is only a 13-minute walk from the campsite.
For those without RVs, there are also 4 deluxe cabins.
- Location: Drumheller
- Website: https://www.dinosaurrvpark.ca/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (403) 823-3291
High Eagle RV Park
Located in a lovely valley on the south shore of the Rosebud River, High Eagle RV Park features 60 30-AMP sites with power and water. Some are even waterfront! This RV park also has a variety of amenities, including clean washrooms, a convenience store, and fire pits.
Although this RV park is a 30-minute drive from Drumheller, it’s located in the charming little town of Rosebud, which is home to the world-renowned Rosebud Dinner Theatre. Plus, the Rosebud River is great for kayaking and canoeing, making this a great overall place for enjoying both outdoor adventure and culture.
Location: Highway 840 S, Rosebud, AB T0J 2T0
Little Fish Lake Provincial Park
Located almost 40-minutes east of Drumheller is Little Fish Lake Provincial Park, which features 13 unserviced tent sites, fire pits, two camp kitchens, a little sandy beach, and hand-pump drinking stations. If you’re just looking for one of the top Drumheller campsites to get away from it all, this is one them.
- Location: Highway 573, Drumheller, AB
- Website: Albertaparks.ca
- Phone: 403-823-1749
River Grove Campground
Located next to the Red Deer River, River Grove is a full-service campground featuring 140 shaded RV sites and 10 cabins. This campground has a lot of amenities including free wi-fi, a children’s playground, two washroom facilities with coin-operated showers, hot water dishwashing stations, a laundromat, and even a mini-store and arcade.
This is a great site for those looking for a comfortable Drumheller camping experience and even if you don’t feel like preparing your own food, downtown Drumheller is a short walk away.
- Location: 25 Poplar Street, Drumheller, Alberta
- Website: https://www.camprivergrove.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (403) 823-6655
Dinosaur Trail RV Resort & Cabins
Aptly named for this incredible dinosaur-themed road trip, this RV resort features 250 sites, water, and sewer hook-ups, as well as powered sites (15/20/30 amp), making it one of the largest Drumheller campsites. There’s also an outdoor heated pool, washrooms with showers, a playground, a laundromat, firewood for sale, and more. Pets are also welcome and if you don’t have an RV, they also have cabins!
Plus, the location is hard to beat. Nestled next to the N. Dinosaur Trail Roadway, it’s only a 5-minute walk to the world-famous Royal Tyrell Museum and a 5-minute drive to Horsethief Canyon, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the area.
- Location: 294004 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller AB
- Website: https://summerhillresorts.com/resort/dinosaur-trail-rv-resort-cabins/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (403) 823-9333
Horseshoe Canyon Campground
New to the Alberta Badlands, this full-service Drumheller camping spot offers adventurers immediate access to the hikes and vistas of Horseshoe Canyon. This is one of the best landscapes in the entire region, so waking up to this would be a real treat. Visitors will find a variety of camping spots, including tenting spots and powered sites. Plus, Horseshoe Canyon Campground also offers clean washrooms and shower facilities, free Wi-Fi, a playground, and even a convenience store and ice-cream shop.
It’s only a 15-minute drive from Drumheller and for those looking for a whole new view, there are also helicopter tours offered on-site by Mountain View Helicopters.
- Location: Horseshoe Canyon
- Website: https://horseshoecanyon.ca/
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (403) 856-8107
11 Bridges Campground, RV and Cozy Cabin Park
Located 10-minutes from Drumheller and close to the Star Mine Suspension Bridge, this family-owned and operated campground is nestled into the banks of the Rosebud River and is a full-service campground with coin showers, laundry facilities, fire pits, and outdoor dishwashing stations with hot water.
They also offer full-service, partially serviced, and unserviced sites, as well as cabins for those not wanting to camp at all! Plus, pets are welcome too, so no need to leave your furry companions at home.
- Location: 332 4th Ave South in Rosedale, Alberta T0J 2V0
- Website: http://www.11bridgescampground.ca/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (403) 823-2890
Bleriot Ferry Provincial Recreation Area
It might come as a surprise to find a ferry this deep into the badlands, but yes, there is a short ferry you can take to cross the river by car and this Drumheller camping spot is located right next to it!
This little riverside campground features 28 first-come-first-served, unserviced campsites and is perfect for relaxing among the giant cottonwoods. There is easy access to the Red Deer River for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or just floating along through the winding badlands.
- Location: Range Rd 213, N. Dinosaur Trail.
- Website: Albertaparks.ca
- Phone: 403-742-7516
Starland Recreation Area
Situated 10 km west of Morrin on Highway 27, the Starland Recreation Area features 50 formalized Drumheller campsites, group camping areas, nature trails, access to fishing, three baseball diamonds, a playground, outhouse toilets, fire pits, drinking water, and a camp kitchen.
The area has a short formal hiking trail as well as an excellent opportunity to go hill climbing and exploring. There is developed access to the river which allows for boat launching and fishing. There are 50 formalized sites as well as overflow and group camping areas.
There are a total of 5 campgrounds managed by Starland Country, which you can see here.
- Location: Highway 27, Starland County, Alberta
- Phone: 403-772-3793
Last Chance Saloon RV & Campground
Perhaps one of the most famous stops in the Alberta Badlands is the Last Chance Saloon. Not only is this saloon and hotel historic, but it has also been featured in a few movies, including Shanghai Noon with Jackie Chan. It’s full of antiques and memorabilia from the coal mining days and has great views of the badlands. But besides the hotel, restaurant, and saloon, there’s also a campground!
- Location: 555 Jewel St, Wayne, Alberta
- Website: https://visitlastchancesaloon.com/
- Phone: 403-823-9189
Planning a Trip to Drumheller?
If you’ve made it this far in the article, you must be getting pumped for your upcoming trip to Drumheller. That’s awesome! As you can see, there are loads of Drumheller camping spots to spend the night at, and if you’re looking for all the best things to do in the area, check out our complete guide to the best things to do in Drumheller.
For even more things to do in Alberta, check out these travel guides below: