Crandell Campground

Crandell Campground is located on the Red Rock Parkway. It is protected from the prevailing winds by Crandell Mountain and is a short hike from Crandell Lake. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early in the day to secure a site. 

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Latitude: 49.100227 Longitude: -113.961929 Elevation: 4577 ft

Number of Camp Sites


Campground Style


Maximum Campsite Spur Length

All sites are back-in, and loops may be tight. We recommend that only camping units shorter than 9.5 meters / 30 ft use this campground.

Facilities Available

Crandell Campground  offers 129 unserviced sites, flush toilets, piped water, kitchen shelters, some fire rings and firewood, food storage, recycling bins, and a dump station.

There are five traditional tipis available for reservation in the campground.  A maximum of six persons will be accommodated at each site. Campfires are only permitted in the designated fireplaces. Fires are not permitted in the tipi.

Campers need to bring sleeping bags, pillows, extra sleeping mats if needed, food and cooking equipment, grooming items and whatever other items you need to enjoy overnighting in a tipi in a national park. 

A non-refundable reservation fee of $11.70 is applied to each reservation. A camping fee of $55.00 per night per tipi will be charged. Both reservation fees and camping fees are due when a reservation is made.

To reserve your stay in one of the tipis, contact the Visitor Centre starting May 10, by either phoning 403-859-5133 or by email,

Nightly Fee

$21.50. Mid-May to Labour Day, tipis $55 per night and $11.70 for reservation

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 days

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

From Provincial Highway 5 inside Waterton Lakes National Park, drive northwest on Red Rock Parkway to Crandell Campground.

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