Location: 25kms west of Turner
Valley. 75kms southwest of
Kananaskis Country Alberta.
Sandy McNabb campground was renovated in 2011 with
98 well treed campsites nicely suited for
both RV's and tents located within 3 separate loops. There is also a few large
group camping areas that are set up for large events. For those looking for a
day outing, an excellent day use picnic area is located next to the Sheep River. This
campground fills fast on weekends
due to it's close proximity to the City of Calgary.
Amenities include camp kitchens, dry toilets, water pumps, garbage bins, picnic
tables and fire pits. Dry firewood is available here for sale in small bundles.
Sandy McNabb is popular with equestrian campers. A few campsites provide
unloading ramps and hitching posts for horses. The nearby Sheep River runs
crystal clear and is home to wild Cutthroat
Trout, Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout. You'll need a
license to try your luck. Deer, Elk, Bear and
are all around this area.
The 1.7km hike along the Sandy
McNabb interpretive trail offers excellent views of the Sheep River. Sheep
River Falls and
Indian Oils are also located just
west of here. Views of the pools and eddies along the Sheep River are beautiful
and very inviting.
Night skies here rank # 4 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.
Local campgrounds include
Blue Rock. Trailheads to
River Falls and
are located just west of here. This is bear country,
food and food related items must be stored properly.