Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Willow Creek

About Willow Creek

Willow Creek Provincial Park located in southern Alberta about 10km southwest of Stavely. Pine Creek runs through the provincial park. The provincial park itself doesn’t have any access to the nearby Pine Coulee Reservoir or camping, however there is a campground directly adjacent operated by Stavely Elks Parks. The park is a small provincial park at only 0.79 square kilometers of area.

Willow Creek Provincial Park is located about 20km east of the Porcupine Hills Public Land Use Zone which provides excellent crown land opportunities nearby with some amazing views of the Canadian Rockies.

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Summer at Willow Creek

In the summertime, visitors at Willow Creek can expect it to be less busy due to the size and relative remoteness of the park. Willow Creek Provincial Park makes for some good wildlife viewing and birdwatching opportunities due to its location in the Pine Creek valley. The adjacent campground serves as a good home base for adventures to the nearby Porcupine Hills PLUZ, or the Pine Coulee Reservoir.

There are reasonably easy trails through the park which makes this a good place for a day of front country hiking.

Winter at Willow Creek

There isn’t much for wintertime activities at Willow Creek – although the forested landscapes could make for some good photography. Trails do get slippery in the winter so you will definitely want to explore with caution so there are no injuries.

Camping at Willow Creek

While there is no camping directly in the park, directly adjacent there is a campground operated by Stavely Elks Parks. They also operate the Pine Coulee Campground which is nearby as well.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Willow Creek Campground
(Private Owner)
April 15 – October 31
Water, Playground, Washrooms, Camp Kitchen, Group Camping OptionsUnknown (Likely Unserviced)54$25.00
Pine Coulee Campground
(Private Owner)
April 15 – October 31
Water, Lake Access, Playground, Washrooms, Camp Kitchen, Group Camping OptionsPower & Unserviced29Power: $35.00
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Willow Creek

The provincial park itself is entirely a day use area.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 120km

Distance to Edmonton: 422km

Distance to Red Deer: 273km

Distance to Lethbridge: 114km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 837km

Coordinates: 50°06’50.8″N 113°46’14.0″W

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