Woolford Provincial Park is located in the southernmost regions of Alberta — About 17.5km east of Cardston, Alberta. Woolford Provincial Park is found on the banks of the St. Mary River. The park is near Waterton Lakes National Park, One of Alberta’s 5 National Parks. Woolford Provincial Park is extremely small at only 0.4 square kilometers making it one of the tiniest Provincial Parks in Alberta.
The purpose for the park is to preserve the only stand of narrow-leaved cottonwoods in Alberta which means that the park has high ecological significance.
Summer at Woolford
In the summertime, visitors to Woolford Provincial Park have access to the St. Mary River which is a good location for fishermen looking to catch cutthroat trout, pike, and walleye. Canoeing and kayaking on the river is another good activity in the park.
On land, there are front country hiking opportunities, camping opportunities, and picnic opportunities. Geocaching and birding are also popular in the park.
Winter at Woolford
The park doesn’t have too much for activities in the wintertime.
Camping at Woolford
Woolford Provincial Park has one small campground with basic services. It does serve as a great home base for any adventures into Waterton National Park.
|Campground||Amenities||Type of Site||Amount Available||Cost/Night|
(April 1 – October 13)
|Firepits, outhouses, water (pump)||Unserviced||17||$25.00|
Day Use at Woolford
there is one year round day use area at Woolford Provincial Park containing firepits, outhouses, and a playground.
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 261km
Distance to Edmonton: 541km
Distance to Red Deer: 391km
Distance to Lethbridge: 77.9km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 956km
Coordinates: 49°10’37.9″N 113°11’17.2″W