Looking for a campground with a backcountry feel? A campground that’s on the edge of one of Alberta’s great wilderness areas? Then Bluerock Campground in Kananaskis Country, Alberta maybe just what you’re looking for.
Located approximately 40 km west of the town of Turner Valley in Sheep River Provincial Park, Bluerock campground is about as far as one can get from the hustle and bustle of civilization while still being in a maintained facility. Situated near the end of highway #546, Bluerock campground is sure to appeal to those looking to get away from it all.
As highway #546, or the Sheep River Trail as it is known locally, winds its way west of Turner Valley, visitors pass through Alberta’s historic ranching country with the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. I dare say you’ll be awestruck as you drive this road for the first time but watch out for the potholes you’re sure to encounter along the way.
Open from mid May to mid September, Bluerock Campground with its 66 campsites is well maintained. Each campsite has a fire pit and there are vault toilets and water pumps throughout. There aren’t any campsites with power at this location and sadly, for my wife at least, there is no cell reception. It is advisable to boil the water prior to drinking it and firewood is available from the campground attendant for a fee.
Since this campground is well treed with narrow roadways and tight corners, those with larger RV’s may like to check it out prior to camping here just to ensure their unit will fit. There a few larger campsites in the first loop to the right of the entrance as pictured here. While many of the campsites are suitable only for tenting, there are others that allow sizable trailers, although some campers are braver than I to camp in the spaces they do.
A little further up the road is Bluerock Equestrian campground. This campground is located in an equally beautiful location as the non-equestrian campground and contains 17 campsites complete with horse corrals and hitching rails.
Both campgrounds lie in a heavily forested area with many Bighorn Sheep, Coyotes, Moose and Bears so safe camping is advised and that includes keeping food and BBQ properly stored as well as keeping dogs on a leash.The recreational activities in this corner of the world are too numerous mention, however if you enjoy the outdoors and gorgeous scenery this is the place for you.
Once you visit the area I’m sure you’ll agree, the Bluerock Wildland & Sheep River Provincial Parks are located one of the most beautiful areas in Alberta.