Welcome to Open Creek Dam Campground!

We have an update about the campground and we WILL be opening as scheduled for May 1st. 

Due to the circumstances we want to be open though we need to keep EVERYONE safe, 

for these reasons we do have VERY specific rules that will apply for the unforeseeable future.


-NO DAY USE, booked in campers ONLY to enter Open Creek Campground

-ONLY camping trailers/RV’s that are self contained (must have your own working washroom)

-NO public washrooms

-NO access to playgrounds

-NO access to camp cook shack

-NO picnic tables

-Must sign waiver (located at the camping office when you register)


The camping spots will be booked by the caretakers and they will accommodate you the best we 

can, we have spacing guidelines that we have to adhere to so we can remain open. 


When out camping you still must follow the social distancing guidelines 

and unfortunately can not be in other camping spots other than your own.


We know this will upset many but we have to do what we can or we will have to 

completely close for this season, so PLEASE follow the rules outlined above.


 We truly appreciate your understanding during this time, as we do not like to have to operate this way either but doing our part to keep everyone safe. We will update as changes are made, please keep on eye on our Facebook Page and website for the most up to date information.

 

Open: May-September

Reservations: Bookings now open, as of Feb 21, 2020 9 am -5 pm. No calls will be taken before or after call times, please respect the call times and kindly call the following day if not within call times.   

Call (403)843-6931 to make and cancel reservations. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. E-Mail is not accepted for reservations and/or cancellations.

2020 Camping Fees: $25 per night per unit

Seniors Rate: Mon-Wed $20; Th-Sun $25

RFGA Member Rate: $20 per night

Wondering about fire bans? Please view this website to get the most up to date information: https://www.albertafirebans.ca/

Directions: Open Creek Dam Campground is located 32 km West of Rimbey along Hwy. 53.

Payment: For campground fees, we prefer payment via credit card or debit card. A cancellation notice of 72 hours is requested to ensure we can provide the spot to another camper.

Camping Units: 54 of all size sites, tent only sites, as well as several group sites (NO hookups).

Open Creek Dam Campground offers the following: Site Amenities for Basic Camping/No Hookups, Group Campsites, Day-Use Areas, Caretaker on-site, locked entry gate at night, Clean Bathrooms, Picnic Shelter with stove, Water-Pump with fresh cold spring water, Wheelchair Access, Boat Launches, Canoeing, Kayaking, Boats with electric motors allowed, Horseshoe pits, Playgrounds, Fire pits, Firewood (for purchase), Picnic Tables, Sani-Dump, Hiking Trails and lots of wildlife viewing opportunities.

Boating: NO Gas Motors allowed.

Horses and Off Highway Vehicles: There are NO horses or off highway vehicles allowed on the premises of Open Creek Dam Campground.

Fishing, Whirling Disease and Open Creek Dam

*New Information Released November 6,2019*

It was announced at our November meeting that we have confirmation that Open Creek Dam has NOT been infected with Whirling Disease. 

We are extremely thrilled to have received the test results back and look forward to stocking for the 2020 season! 

Background Information: Unfortunately Open Creek Reservoir had appeared to been infected with Whirling disease three years ago when we received our annual supply of rainbow trout for stocking. This happened to a number of ponds in Alberta, the supplier brought in infected trout.Their trout were distributed to several hundred locations and as a result of this, the Alberta Government had set up a Whirling disease committee to figure out what should be done. Their plan involves many aspects and to see their full plan, you can visit https://www.alberta.ca/whirling-disease.aspx. This site includes a fair bit of information and links to other sites such as a map of where the disease has been found in Alberta. A very good Youtube video with more information is also available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1UFcQu20Y.

There are no trout left in the pond due to the complete winter kill of 2017/18 and no stocking permitted in 2019. There may be a few suckers and perch but definitely no trout in the pond. They initiated a project to work with the Rimbey Fish and Game where they placed approximately 500 small trout in cages in several locations around the lake. These fish were examined after being removed in August by the Provincial biologists in which we now have received the test results back. 

We thank you for your patience well we worked through this, and hope that you still enjoyed a beautiful summer at Open Creek Campground.