Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Red Lodge

About Red Lodge

Red Lodge is a small provincial park in Central Alberta about 15km west of Bowden on Highway 587. It spans 2 quarter sections of land (~320 acres) along the Little Red Deer River. The park was named after a log house constructed in 1900 and painted red by a local rancher.

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Summer at Red Lodge

Red Lodge Provincial Park is good for fishing because of the river that flows through the park. Swimming in the river is a popular way to cool off as well. Campers can enjoy a treed campground with group use options. Glennifer Lake is nearby as well for water recreation. There is a boat launch at both South Dyke PRA and Dickson Point PRA.

Winter at Red Lodge

There isn’t much for winter activities at Red Lodge Provincial Park.

Camping at Red Lodge

The Red Lodge Campground has powered, unserviced, and group campsites available for guests. They are open between May 11 – September 25. The campground has firepits, sold firewood (~$10/bundle), a playground, and a small supply store.

Type of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Power (15/30 amp)38$36.00
Unserviced Campsites48$28.00
Group Camping
– Beaver Group Use Area15$200.00 (5 units + $28/extra unit)
– Deer Group Use Area15$200.00 (5 units + $28/extra unit)
– Magpie Group Use Area15$200.00 (5 units + $28/extra unit)
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Red Lodge

Red Lodge Provincial Park has one day use area alongside the meandering riverbank. There is a shelter available for cooking, firepits, picnic tables, firewood sales, playground, and a pay phone available in the day use area.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 109km

Distance to Edmonton: 212km

Distance to Red Deer: 62km

Distance to Lethbridge: 326km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 613km

Coordinates: 51°56’27.2″N 114°14’35.6″W

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