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
Contact during the off season: 403-362-1400

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 community investment initiative to benefit to 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 allows access to the reservoir for water related activities. Subject to weather the campground generally opens seasonally on the Thursday preceding the May long weekend and closes following Labour Day weekend in September.

A total of 79 sites are available as daily use sites. The remaining 70 sites are seasonal lease sites designated through an annual campsite draw occurring prior to opening weekend. In addition, two group camping areas are available.

Note: Reservations are only accepted for the group camping areas.

We invite you to come for a visit and enjoy one of the 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-lease 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 gravel surfaced.

Campsite Rentals

Daily Sites (2016 daily rates are: $35/night)

79 sites are available as daily use sites. (Reservations are not accepted on these sites.)

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 9 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 7:00 am.
  • Alcohol is not permitted off the occupied campsite or in any public areas (beaches, boat launch, marina etc.)
  • All pets are required to be controlled and kept within the boundaries of the occupied campsite. When removed from the occupied campsite all pets must be restrained by a leash of maximum length 6 feet. Pets are not allowed on public beaches. A dog beach is located between the main beach and the marina. All owners are responsible for cleaning up after their 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 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

70 campsites are designated as seasonal lease sites. Only 11 of the seasonal lease sites can accommodate double occupancy. All seasonal lease sites are awarded through an annual draw occurring in the spring (typically the last week of 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.

Application documents for the annual leased campsites for the 2017 camping season will be available on April 1, 2017 on the Documents tab of this page.

Marina and Boat Launch

A modern marina and boat launch provides seasonal access to Rolling Hills Reservoir for water related activities. A total of 84 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.

2017 RHR Campground Documents

Application documents for the annual leased campsites for the 2017 camping season will be available on or after April 1, 2017.

Just a reminder ...

Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground will open on Monday May 15, 2017.

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