Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Woolford

About Woolford

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.

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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.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Woolford Campground
(April 1 – October 13)
Firepits, outhouses, water (pump)Unserviced17$25.00
This data is accurate as of 2023

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

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