Closed for renovations since October 2009, Sandy McNabb campground finally opened (albeit partially) this past weekend and the changes have transformed the campground into a glorious park for campers and day users alike.
Located 25 km west of Turner Valley, Alberta on highway 546, Sandy McNabb campground has long been a favourite of campers in the region.
The drive from Turner Valley will take you through the most amazing ranching country Alberta has to offer and each passing kilometre will be more spectacular than the last culminating in your arrival to Blue Rock Wildland Provincial Park within Kananaskis Country.
With 119 campsites, each with power, a brand new comfort station complete with showers and a revamped day use area (although still under construction at the time of this writing) frequent visitors to Sandy McNabb won’t believe their eyes. Many of the roadways have been re paved, new outhouses have been installed, new signage and a four stall dump station have been added.
There are now three regular camping loops, two group camps and one equestrian loops. With updated facilities, wider roads for the larger RV’s and improved camping pads visitors are are sure to be pleased.
The Sheep River runs past the campground and offers a refreshing dip on those hot summer days or a great place to try your luck since the fishing can be very good. The Sheep River is accessible via a steep road that winds down to the river from the camping loops so many will find the walk strenuous.
Further up the road lies Bluerock Campground, Sheep River Provincial Park and acres and acres of hiking, biking and skiing for all to enjoy.
There is no cell phone reception once you pass the rangers station just east of the campground so you are assured of having a peaceful uninterrupted stay, unless of course you’re like the many people that park on the roadway near the rangers station to pickup messages.
If peace and quiet, a dark evening sky and gorgeous scenery are in your plans this Summer, why not give Sandy Mcnabb Campground a visit this Summer, I suspect your first visit won’t be your last.