Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground

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Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground


About the Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground

Contact during the camping season: 403-363-5603 (8am to 8pm)
Contact during the off season: 403-362-1400
The campground will close Thursday, September 30, 2021

An “oasis” on the prairie this campground, located on Rolling Hills Reservoir approximately 20 kilometers south of Brooks, Alberta is owned and operated by the Eastern Irrigation District. Rolling Hills Reservoir is one of thirteen water storage reservoirs which form part of the Eastern Irrigation District’s irrigation conveyance infrastructure. In 2002 during enhancement activities to increase the storage capacity of the Reservoir, the Eastern Irrigation District constructed the campground as a community investment initiative to benefit the general public.

Offering many amenities, this established campground is well treed with large electrified sites containing graveled pads and a grassy area in each. A modern marina consisting of a boat launch and boat slips allowing access to the reservoir for water related activities.

Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 12 pm. For security reasons, the main gate is locked nightly at 11:00pm with a one-way gate allowing people to leave the campground after 11:00pm.

A total of 110 sites are available as daily use sites. The remaining 35 sites are seasonal lease sites designated through an annual campsite draw at the beginning of April. Two group camping areas, on the south end, may be reserved up to two seasons in advance.

Note: Individual campsites may not be reserved but campers may call the Campground Office at (403) 363-5603 to hold an available site the same day, with credit card payment, but must show up by 8:00pm that evening to claim the site or the site will be forfeited.

Eligible water users may reserve a site 48 hours in advance, with payment by credit card. The camper on site must be the water user who made the reservation and specific sites cannot be reserved unless a preferred site becomes available at time of check-in.

We invite you to come for a visit, enjoy the sun, bring your boat, and enjoy one of the many benefits of irrigated agriculture.

Amenities

The campground features:

  • 149 large, electrified campsites (30 amp service)
  • 2 large group camping areas
  • 2 sandy beaches with sheltered swimming areas
  • Boat launch and marina with seasonal and day use slips available.
  • 2 modern playgrounds
  • Washrooms, shower and laundry facilities
  • Potable water on site
  • Sani-dump station
  • An on-leash dog beach

Directions

20 kilometres south of Brooks on Highway 873

8 kilometres east on Highway 873 from the junction with Highway 36 (Prairie Oasis Restaurant Corner)

Please note that the South Portion of Provincial Secondary Highway 873 is now paved.

Campsite Rentals

  • $40/night, including GST, on all daily sites
  • $3,200/season, plus GST, for all seasonal sites
  • $500 for the Seasonal Application Fee (payable towards the full seasonal fee)
  • Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 12 pm.

Daily Sites (2021 daily rates are: $40/night)

110 sites are available as daily use sites. These sites are on a “first come, first served” basis and cannot be reserved.

Individual campsites may not be reserved, excepting eligible water users, however campers may call the Campground Office at (403) 363-5603 to hold an available site the same day, with credit card payment, but must show up by 8:00pm that evening to claim the site or the site will be forfeited.

The campground is privately owned and operated by the Eastern Irrigation District and specific rules and regulations are in place to ensure all patrons have a pleasant camping experience. A partial listing of the Daily Camping Rules and Regulations is summarized below:

  • A total of 19 daily use sites can accommodate double occupancy. The second unit on a double occupancy site is required to pay the full campsite fee.
  • Maximum stay is 14 nights upon which the camping unit must vacate the campground for 48 hours before returning. For double occupancy sites, the maximum stay is calculated from the night the first camping unit has registered for the site.
  • Quiet time is between 11:00pm and 7:00am.
  • Alcohol is not permitted off the occupied campsite or in any public areas (beaches, boat launch, marina, etc.)
  • All pets are to be kept under control and within the boundaries of the campsite, and on a maximum 6 foot leash when removed from the campsite at all times. Pets are not allowed on the public beaches. There is a “dog” beach located between the main beach and marina. The pet owner is responsible for cleaning up after his/her pet.
  • Use of the reservoir and beach areas is at your own risk. No lifeguard is provided.

Click to view the Daily Camping Rules and Regulations

Group Camping Sites

2 group camping areas are available each with 5 campsites. All Daily Camping Rules and Regulations apply to anyone utilizing a group camping area.

  • Group camping areas are reservable on a “first come, first served” basis through the Eastern Irrigation District Office, as outlined in the Group Campsite Reservation System Rules. A non-refundable reservation fee is added to the group camping fee.
  • The minimum camping fee for a group site is calculated based on 5 sites and 2 nights. More than 5 units may occupy the group camping area only with the prior approval of Campground staff. Additional fees will apply for each extra unit approved.
  • The minimum stay for the group site is 2 nights and the maximum stay is 14 nights.

Click to view the Group Campsite Reservation System Rules

Seasonal Lease Sites

35 campsites are designated as seasonal lease sites. Only 6 of the seasonal lease sites can accommodate double occupancy. All seasonal lease sites are awarded through an annual draw occurring in the spring (typically in April) prior to the opening of the campground.

A number of rules and conditions apply to those wishing to take part in the season lease site draw as outlined in the Sample Seasonal Campsite Application Form. To be included in the draw applicants must by the date noted on the application form:

  • Complete and submit to the EID the Application Form in full;
  • Provide a copy of the camping unit’s registration;
  • Submit the required application deposit of $500.00.

If you are successful and are awarded a seasonal lease site in the draw you will be required to pay the seasonal lease site fee and enter into a Seasonal Campsite Use Agreement with the Eastern Irrigation District This agreement outlines the rules and regulations for occupation of the seasonal lease site.

Marina and Boat Launch

A marina and boat launch provides seasonal access to Rolling Hills Reservoir for water related activities. A total of 82 slips are available for seasonal, weekly or daily use subject to availability. If you wish to apply for a seasonal boat slip site prior to season opening day you are required to fill out the Seasonal Boat Slip Application Form and submit to the EID’s main office. Once approved you will be required to pay the required seasonal boat slip fee and enter into a Seasonal Boat Slip Use Agreement with the Eastern Irrigation District. Application for weekly or daily use is accepted at the Campground office during the camping season with payment of fees due upon acceptance by Campground staff.

In 2018, the EID initiated an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program. All boaters wishing to access EID reservoirs must follow approved prevention procedures and complete a watercraft information form stating they will not knowingly spread aquatic invasive species. As part of the program, trailered watercraft must only be launched from approved boat launches and boaters must check in with the campground office before launching. Canoes, kayaks, and other non-trailered watercraft may continue to be launched at random locations, but the boaters are still required to check in with the campground office prior to launching.

WATERCRAFTS INCLUDE: motorized (boats, sailboats, zodiacs, etc.) and non-motorized (canoes, kayaks (adult/kid kayaks), paddleboards, sailboats, etc.)

Boat Slip Fees:

  • $10/day, including GST
  • $60/week, including GST
  • $475/season, plus GST
  • $475, plus GST, for the Seasonal Application Fee (payable as the full seasonal fee)

RHR Campground Documents

Just a reminder ...

Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground will open on Friday, May 14, 2021.

We look forward to having you stay with us this summer.