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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

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Address: Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
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A lovely day seeing the hoodoos

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 saying rattle snakes, the hoodoos are amazing it was a beautiful day, so we took... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

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 to visit as it is often less busy and there are more opportunities for wildlife... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 lazy creek. Prepare to fall in love with the Alberta prairies in a whole new... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 there initials everywhere may soon limit the access for all to these natural wonders. Photo... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 a hike so if you are not very fit it may not be the tour... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

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; especially in the summer! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 with friendly staff and a good layout. Plus they have a shuttle service to take... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

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

Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!

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

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 the 2 year old enjoyed climbing the rocks. There is a 2 km hike -... More 

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Maple Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The campground is great and spacious. Lots of things to do for kids - climbing hoodoos, hiking, beach. No swimming due to bacteria in the river. We did the evening 'rock art' tour which let us view petroglyphs that are not accessible otherwise. Our guide Bess was wonderful and the information she provided helped us to truly appreciate the area... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a great experience at Writing-On-Stone and Becky provided us with a fabulous tour filled with history and stories- she really made the tour come alive. We wish we had more time to enjoy all of the other aspects of the park.

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and kind words of our staff! More 

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