Lundbreck Falls campground has 56 first come first served campsites:
- Upper Loop: suitable for large trailers and motorhomes; all sites have 15/30 Amp power, no shade
- Lower Loop: suitable for tents and trailers; sites are of varying size, but many on the smaller size. Half the sites have 15/30 Amp power and there are a few riverside sites. Most sites are well shaded by large trees.
- Walk-In Tent Sites: There are 8 walk-in sites near the lower loop and 4 near the upper loop. Sites are small with moderate privacy, but most of the walk-in sites near the lower loop are along the river.
See the campground map for more details.
|Lundbreck Falls PRA Upper Loop|
|Lundbreck Falls Lower Loop Campsite|
- Hand pump for water – water not recommended for drinking
- Firewood available for sale from campground operator (makes rounds a few times a day)
- Pit Toilets
- No showers
Activities at Lundbreck Provincial Recreation Area
Lundbreck Falls: You can walk to beautiful Lundbreck Falls from the campground. Take the footpath along the river past the walk-in tent sites (go to the left if you are facing the river), about 400 metres. Falling 12 metres, Lundbreck Falls is best seen at sunrise or sunset.
|Trail to Lundbreck Falls|
|Crowsnest River, Lundbreck Falls PRA|
Fishing: The Crowsnest River is a legendary trout stream and I witnessed first hand how amazing it was when I landed a beautiful rainbow trout on my first cast! I fished downstream from the falls, from shore, and caught many more rainbows during our stay. Supposedly there are whitefish and cutthroat trout in this section of the river also, but I didn’t catch any. Note that you MUST RELEASE trout that are between 30 and 45 cm long! See Alberta Fishing Regulations for more information. Since dawn and dusk can get a bit congested along the shoreline near camp, walk downstream a couple minutes to get some space.
|Beautiful Crowsnest River trout|
Wading / swimming: Once you get past the bridge downstream of the falls, the Crowsnest River is quite calm with a few deeper pools. Right in front of the campground, there is a small gravel beach for wading and swimming. Keep the kids close as the river is deep towards the middle.
|Lundbreck Falls PRA beach|
Nearby Things to Do
Chinook Lake Provincial Recreation Area is a fun place to play on a hot day. The lake is calm for stand up paddling or canoeing and is stocked with trout for fishing. Not an ideal swimming beach for children as the shore slopes into the lake, but there was a small, flatter area at the east end that kids were playing in.
Table Mountain Scramble is a popular early season summit as it has beautiful views and is snow free earlier than many other peaks.
Beauvais Lake Provincial Park has hiking and biking trails, great birding, fishing (lake is stocked), and a campground with 77 sites.
|Frank Slide Trail|
Stops Along the Way
The Fort at Fort Macleod: The fort is home to the North West Mounted Police Museum, First Nations Interpretive Centre, and NWMP Musical Ride. We loved watching the musical ride, feeding the goats, and exploring the fort. $
|The Fort at Fort Macleod|
Know Before You Go
Trains pass by quite close to the campground, so light sleepers should bring ear plugs.
There is no cell phone service in the park.
|O’bies Store, Lundbreck|
Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area is about 2 hrs south of Calgary via Hwy 2, or 2 hrs 20 minutes if you take scenic Hwy 22 (Cowboy Trail).
Lundbreck Falls is the perfect location for a fun fishing getaway. Be sure to check out nearby Frank Slide while you’re in the area!
As an Alberta Parks Ambassador, I received free camping, but all words and opinions are my own.