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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
+1 403-647-2364
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A step back in time

Writing on Stone provincial park was like stepping back in time. We went with our four teenage... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darren M
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Amazing day

Just spend last 3.5 hrs hiking in the park. Amazing natural trails, beautiful views and great... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
kchubbs
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Writing on Stone provincial park was like stepping back in time. We went with our four teenage kids and they could not stop talking about the hoodoos. There is only a couple of trails that can be difficult to walk and climb at times. Going...More

1  Thank Darren M
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response.

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Just spend last 3.5 hrs hiking in the park. Amazing natural trails, beautiful views and great beach. Next time will be packing lounge chairs and cooler. Just nice drive from lethbridge.

Thank kchubbs
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Packed a picnic and headed down for the day, camping season has not really started yet so was easy to park and have our picnic in peace. We had our dog with us so had her kept on a short leash as there are signs...More

1  Thank julieann704
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for your review. With snake migration season upon us it is more common to see them this time of year; we appreciate that you kept your dog on a leash for its safety. The spring and fall are very lovely times of year...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If you want the feel of badlands but without a ton of tourists this is the place. The hoodoos make for a great balance of adventure, education and relaxation. You can spend a weekend just hiking in the hoodoos or floating down writing on stones...More

1  Thank Scott E
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Secluded campground to say the least, with nice sites and facilities. Staff very friendly and helpful. Visitors center a must see. But the star attraction the Hoodoo's are amazing, within steps of the campground, providing easy access. However those humans that feel compelled to carve...More

1  Thank Bob B
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here while staying at the campgrounds. It was very informative and interesting. The staff was very professional and nice. We took the bus tour and found it to be outstanding. Very interesting and a lot of fun. It is a bit of...More

Thank David B
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the programming and services offered. And good note about the runners; we always suggest runners for the trails and they are required for the tours... but pack those flip-flops for the beach;...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Writing On Stone Provincial Park provides significant insight into the history of this part of the province. It has high quality facilities and services. Several tours a day of the petroglyphs plus self guided tours. Lot's of information available. It is a well run park...More

Thank RunningmanBQ08
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so much for your response. This is exactly the type of experience we wish to provide!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed at the campground for one night. The camp sites are fairly private with lots of trees and space. Climbing on/through hoodoos and stopping to read the history along the way made for a hike that was one of a kind! Definitely recommended!

Thank Aewin77
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the park.

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Just returned from a week long camping trip with 2 daughters and their young families. We have camped here several times before dating from over 25 years. The campground is set by hoodoos which are a blast for all of us to climb - even...More

Thank Pam v
Reviewed 12 August 2016

WE stopped by for a picnic and went climbing on the hoodoo's, there is camp sites available, lots of hiking trails, tours and there is a visitor centre. great for the whole family.

Thank ccpwagner
Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thanks for your feedback!

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Ginny B
Hi, I am planning to go at the end of August. Is the river deep enough for kayaking?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
The Milk River can be a great place for individuals wanting to recreate. That said, by the end of August river levels are usually quite low and typically not suitable for canoe or kayak use. Mid-May through mid-July is... More
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vancat2014
When does the Alberta Parks Reservation System start taking booking for May Writing on Stone ?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
The Reserve.AlbertaParks reservation system starts taking bookings in mid-February each year for camping in May. There is a 90 day rolling window that opens new dates for booking each day. Please don't hesitate to contact us... More
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lydster51
I've heard that there's a certain time when cattle are allowed on the river, so it's best to go camping before that if you want to swim. Do you know when that is?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
If you are referring to the thermo-tolerant fecal coliforums that occur every season in the River, do note that cattle actually are not the main source of this contaminant, research has traced this back to birds who often... More
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