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About Sandy McNabb Campground

Bragg Creek AB, T0L 0K0 50.637057, -114.530942

Camping in Kananaskis Country is always a delightful experience and often some of the best camping the province has to offer. Sandy McNabb Campground does a good job living up to these standards! The sites are a good size and completely surrounded by the natural spruce forest. There is also nice group sites and a section of the campground is for equestrian camping. Hitching posts and loading ramps are located there. This campground works on a first come, first serve basis, however, it is common later in the week to see sites with unoccupied tents holding the site for the weekend. Many people do not approve of this method as it is not quite fair for weekday campers. Nevertheless, if you do manage to get a spot here you are sure to enjoy your stay! There are plenty of good recreational activities in the area! The Sheep River is home to Cutthroat trout and Rainbow trout. It is a great river for all types of fishing! There are also a number of wonderful hikes in the area so make sure to pack your hiking boots! Sheep River Falls is close and definitely worth the trip. There are some quality spots for a picnic overlooking the falls!

This campground has 132 sites. It is open from April 27th to October 9th. It does not accept reservations.

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Baseball diamond
Day use area
Drinking water
Equestrian facilities
Fifteen amp
Fifty amp
Fire pit
Fish cleaning stand
Flush toilets
Group camping
Mini golf
No power
Pets allowed
Picnic table
RV sanitation
RV storage
Shower pay
Thirty amp
Water pump
Wheelchair access
Winter camping

Prices per night

Power site$33.0


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A New Favorite

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2017

A New Favorite Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2017

We had a fantastic weekend here. We settled into our site in the B loop. Lots of great well treed in sites in all the loops. Sites all have power which is amazing. We found the campground busy (almost every site full) but very quiet and respectful of neighbors. Very well and frequently monitored by park staff.
Full bathrooms including showers are in the D loop. We did not need to use these but heard they're quite nice. A decent size playground is between the B and C loop. Lots of great hikes between the sandy McNabb campground and blue rock. It's a great drive and takes about 15 minutes to the west. Campground is a great location. We absolutely loved it. They also had a fantastic free Sani Dump with 4 stalls so little to no wait. We will definitely be back.

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Nice Campground

Reviewed on April 15, 2016

Nice Campground Reviewed on April 15, 2016

We have been here a few times and enjoy it. However, if you want a spot you should arrive on a Thursday. Once we left on a Friday, but could not get a site. That sucked having to return home that night because no vacancies. The power is a benefit as all sites have power and loops can accommodate any size of unit. This is a quite campground so if you're planning on going with a group, keep the noise levels down as they do not tolerate noise after 11:00 p.m. No cell service.

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Peaceful campground

Reviewed on July 15, 2015 2 people found this helpful

Peaceful campground Reviewed on July 15, 2015
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We were lucky enough to get a spot here on a Friday around noon. Apparently the campground fills up early, either Wednesday or Thursday night. We stayed four nights, so got to have most of the park to ourselves as it emptied out on Sunday. I think only around 20% full Sunday and Monday nights. There is a 4 lane Sani-Dump here, with fresh drinking water. The campground sells firewood at $10 a bundle, or 4 for $30. Make sure you grab a pink tag out of the registration box if you want the wood. The large day use area is still closed due to the flooding washing out the road. You can still hike down though.

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Peaceful camping close to Calgary

Reviewed on May 22, 2015 6 people found this helpful

Peaceful camping close to Calgary Reviewed on May 22, 2015
6 people found this helpful

This is one of our favorite campgrounds for a weekend getaway and we will stay here at least twice during the season. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for make sure you are away from the playground. There are some very private and not so private sites. The sites have power but water available at dumping station on way into campground. There is a pleasant hiking trail with a great view on the ridge.
Only complaint is that you can't reserve ahead of time and people go out on Tues or Wed and pitch tents and sometimes then don't show up at all. The campground doesn't care because they have received payment but there should be rules that the campsite cannot be unoccupied longer than 24 hours so that everyone who wants to camp has opportunity instead of having to drive by several sites with tents not being used.

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Love this campground

Reviewed on May 21, 2015 3 people found this helpful

Love this campground Reviewed on May 21, 2015
3 people found this helpful

We love this campground! The Sheep river area is as beautiful as going to the mountains, but less busy. It's only about 45 min scenic drive from Calgary. In the past few years they have added power to all sites and updated pit toilets and shower building- all very clean. The sites are well maintained, very spacious, as well as treed in-between for lots of privacy. We find the campground very family friendly- always lots of kids to join up with and ride bikes around the loops (so adults can sit back and relax!). There is one very nice playground, accessible from the two main loops. Kids also love walking down the hill to visit the river, wade in, and throw rocks - just remember that you have to hike back up! A quick drive down the road is the Sheep River falls, and some nice hiking. Turner Valley/Black Diamond are only 15 mins away if you forgot anything.

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Directions: In Sheep River Provincial Park, 25 km west of Turner Valley along SH 546
Phone number: 403-949-3132
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