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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

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Address: Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-647-2364
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OK campsites, great surrounding area and river.

We camped here over a weekend with family. The camp sites are fairly close together but are nice overall. The Hoo-Doo-Hut store is nice to have in the area, lemon slushies are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We camped here over a weekend with family. The camp sites are fairly close together but are nice overall. The Hoo-Doo-Hut store is nice to have in the area, lemon slushies are outstanding!! The washrooms and showers are good, $2 required to use the showers. The park itself is amazing. Walking throughout the Hoo-Doos is magical, my children loved running... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's located southwest of the city of Medicine Hat and a bit north of the USA (Montana) border. The Milk River runs through a valley flanked by cliffs. But most striking are sandstone formations called hoodoos They've been eroded and washed by the rain, looking like abstract sculptures. The rocks and valley have been inhabited by Natives/Indigenous peoples since c.1000BC,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very good and informative guided tour. Our guide gave a very good intro to the life of first nation people, now and in former times. She answered all questions.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We saw a poster at Drumhellar and knew we had to go there. After a six hour drive we got there and found the park full and the office closing for the day. We went to the park store and made a reservation for the next day. No camping gear no problem they have three comfort sites, we brought our... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Definitely a well kept secret in alberta.a long drive but so worth it.lots to see along the hoodoo trail and battle scene.the views of the milk river are incredible! Spring hiking is good as less bugs in the vegetated parts of trails.dont forget to fill up enough gas as stations are hard to find close to manyberries. Keep an eye... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stayed in a power site with our RV for five nights. Pros: very quite at night; access to the Milk River for swimming and tubing; great shower facilities--a dollar for 2.5 minutes; great park; the visitor centre has things daily for the kids--we saw a snake show and the kids were able To make snakes out of old ties! Cons:... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An incredible job has been done on the park. The new interpretive center does justice to the park and it's history. This is a wonderful experience for any one to visit.

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When I was planning a one month Trans Canada Road Odyssey that would take us from Toronto to the Rockies in 20 days and another that would take to eastern Canada in another ten, one of the places on my itinerary was the Writing in Stone Provincial Park. I made this itinerary sitting in Hyderabad,India, reading Lonely Planet,Trip Advisor and... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park and for posting your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your trip to the park and found it awe-inspiring; Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Áísínai’pi National Historic Site is considered to be a very sacred place to First Nations people of the region and when you visit you can see why it is so special.... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stayed in the lovely campground. Pack correctly! Services are not close! We did the tour to see the drawings, at $15 it was totally worth it. There is an unexpectedly large beach at the campground full of sand and cool views. Bring your tubes and float from the rodeo grounds to the campsite. It's about an hour and a... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park and for posting your feedback. Though a little off-the-beaten-path, we also believe we are worth the extra short trek to get here! We do recommend visitors pack for the day as we have limited services on site and the closest town with gas and food is 45km away (approximately a 30 minute drive).... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We heard great things so thought we would check it out! It was neat to see th hoodoos but the park staff were not very friendly! Store was not open to buy a cold treat from! Weather was good but very hot with no shade on most sites! Shower house closes at the worst time every(6-8am...seriously when you wake up... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park and taking the time to provide your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your Writing-on-Stone experience. You unfortunately caught us at a time when we were dealing with major technical issues at our Camp Store and thus had to close. We have now resolved these issues,... More 

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Address: Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-647-2364
Location: Canada  >  Alberta

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