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  • On the banks of the Sheep River in Okotoks, 50 kilometres from Calgary
  • Swimming, fishing, birdwatching and nature trails on site
  • Playgrounds, miniature golf and boats and pedaloes for hire

Riverbend Campground is on the banks of the Sheep River two kilometres from the centre of Okotoks, a small town in Alberta's ranchland area, 50 kilometres from the centre of Calgary. The site has views of the Rocky Mountains and is around an hour and a half's drive from the Banff National Park. Within the grounds, there's a nature trail through parkland, marshland and along the river, where it's possible to view a variety of birds and animals such as deer, beavers and muskrats. The river next to the site is suitable for swimming and fishing, and guests can also rent small boats and pedaloes.

Facilities at Riverbend Campground include playgrounds, miniature golf, firepits, and a large gazebo with kitchen that can be hired for gatherings and events such as weddings. Clean, modern washrooms have toilets and hot showers (small extra charge), and there's also a launderette

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy



Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • 48033 370 Avenue East, Okotoks, Foothills, Canada, T1S1B5
  • Timezone America/Edmonton Mountain Daylight Time (GMT-06:00)   GPS 50.7174°N 113.9260°W


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50° 42′ 49.40″ N – 113° 55′ 48.27″ W
From Calgary:
South on QE2 Hwy from Calgary cross the Bow River and continue 11 kms past the Hwy #2A overpass (exit 222).

Watch for the sign, then turn right (west) 2.9 kms on paved road (370 Ave.)

The entrance is just past the ball diamonds on the left (south) side of the road.

As you proceed you will pass a private home on the right, we are down the hill.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Nearby attractions include:

– Birdwatching around the Sheep River (next to the site) and at Frank Lake (30 kilometres)

– Shops, restaurants, sports facilities, walking trails and museums in Okotoks (two kilometres)

– Golf courses (three courses within 10 kilometres)

– Kayben Farms Sunshine Park (seven kilometres)

– The Big Rock glacial boulder (12 kilometres)

– Fishing in the Bow River (15 kilometres) and Chain Lakes Reservoir (50 kilometres)

– Rafting and horse riding (50 kilometres)

– Zoo, Olympic Park, museums and Calgary Tower in Calgary (50 kilometres).

  • Does Riverbend Campground have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Riverbend Campground dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Riverbend Campground? Nearby attractions include: – Birdwatching around the Sheep River (next to the site) and at Frank Lake (30 kilometres) – Shops, restaurants, sports facilities, walking trails and museums in Okotoks (two kilometres) ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Riverbend Campground?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

A charge of CA$1.00 (£0.57) applies for the use of the shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Reception is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. between 15/09 and 15/06.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 15/06 and 15/09.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Use of the dump station costs $5.