Police Outpost Provincial Park Campground

by on February 12, 2011

in Best Alberta Lake Campgrounds, Southern Alberta Campgrounds

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Police Outpost Provincial Park Campground is located near (very near) the Alberta/Montana border and is Alberta’s most southerly Provincial Park in Alberta.

Just a short drive south of Cardston, Alberta along Highway #2, Police Outpost campground lies at the end of the Outpost Lake Access Road and in the Shadow of Chief Mountain, a famous landmark in the area that can be seen from many Southern Alberta communities.

The campground provides well treed and private campsites and boasts a number of well-maintained hiking and biking trails throughout. A short stroll along one of the hiking trails will bring you to a monument marking the international boundary between Canada and the United States.

The area feels like it is very much off the beaten track and the peace and quiet you will experience camping here is testimony to that. There are fire pits, pump water, a playground and vault toilets for your convenience.

This year round campground doesn’t accept reservations and for camping in the winter there are random campsites located within the parking area.

Chief Mountain as seen from Police Outpost CampgroundThe lake provides great opportunities to fish however at the time of this writing provincial regulations allow for a limit of only one trout and that must be over 50 cm. The limit for Pike is 3 with no size limit. Please consult the most recent Alberta Fishing Regulations for current restrictions.

Outpost Wetlands Natural Area is located near the campground and provides visitors with an up close and personal view of the wildlife that inhabit the area. Almost 20% of Alberta is comprised of wetlands providing ideal habitat to many wildlife and plant species, many of which are endangered. You will see numerous pelicans along with numerous birds of prey among others.

If you make it this far south this summer, why not stop by for some peace and quiet.

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