129kms southeast of Lethbridge. 256kms southeast of Calgary. Milk River Valley Southern Alberta.
Writing On Stone
Provincial Park campground is open year round with 64 campsites for both RV's
and tents. A few of the sites back onto the Milk River. Amenities include water,
showers, flush toilets, power, telephone, refuse containers, fire wood,
community kitchens, amphitheater, interpretive centre, playground, boat (canoe)
launch, beach, small concession store and sani dump. The 1st Nations Blackfoot
Indians have a profound attachment to this area. A short stay here at
the campground provides an excellent
opportunity to learn about their
history and view petroglyphs
found on the sandstone walls. There
is a large interpretive centre with
several interactive displays. Short
bus tours are available for viewing
the protected "Writing On Stone"
There is also a short hike to the
"Battle Scene" petroglyphs that are protected by a steel cage to prevent
vandalism. Small openings are located on the cage for viewing and photography. This entire
area was inhabited by the
Indians for over a 1000 years. The
history here and the areas energy is strong. You'll also find some of the
most interesting landscapes found in Alberta.
The hundreds of Sandstone
found along the
Valley are absolutely beautiful.
Children will love it here,
they can play on the
Milk River beach and the playground
then visit the general store for ice cream. The overflow RV area at the top of
the ridge near the Interpretive centre is excellent for astronomers and star
Head Smashed In
Buffalo Jump is another excellent 1st nations interpretive centre. Night skies here rank #1 on the Bortle Scale.
The road leading to the campground is paved. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and