Rustic River Resort is a unique Alberta campground that welcomes everyone! Just a 1.5 hour drive from both Calgary and Edmonton, Rustic River sits on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River which claims the title of the 4th largest river in Alberta. It’s this location that makes our campground so special. With plenty of activities and every convenience within the campground, there’s lots to do and see for all ages.

Our Alberta campground has all the necessities you need from our general store filled with all the essentials, a fuel and propane stop, a liquor store with finest wine, spirits and beer, as well as our Rustic Lounge. The Rustic Lounge is a covered outdoor area with a kitchen, fire pit and televisions. Had a long day in the sun? Join us at the Rustic Lounge for beer and BBQ! Every Saturday at 7 p.m. our staff serves delicious barbeque, including hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs and wings, so after a day of sunshine you can kick back by the fire, relax and enjoy the company of friends, family and fellow campers.

An Alberta Campground By The Water

Being so close to a large river gives the campground a ton of variety in activities, which means it’s important to come prepared to splash around. We encourage our campers to bring their boats, toys, and floaties so they can enjoy the beautiful river! We even have a boat launch, so if you’re looking for a place to get that jet boat out, Rustic River has you covered.

Things To Bring To Enjoy The River:


Jet Boat


Canoes / Kayaks


Inflatable Boats


Beach Toys


Life Jackets


Beach Chairs


Fishing Gear

Outdoor Adventures

It’s not just the riverside location that makes Rustic River a great place to bring family and friends. Both summer and winter seasons at our Alberta campground are filled with great energy from our community. Whether you’re interested in getting outside to explore and get exercise, or just sit by the river and breathe the fresh air, we have the perfect spot for you. From hiking and ATV trails in the summer to dog sledding in the winter there are countless adventures waiting for you!

Golf Courses Nearby

Rustic River is close to a few great golf courses ranging from beginner courses to one of the largest courses in Central Alberta. Canyon Creek Golf Course is a great little 9-hole with power cart rentals, perfect for the novice golfer. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, Caroline Golf Course is an 18-hole course with cart and club rentals that takes walk-ons only. If You’re looking for a challenge then Pine Hills Golf Course is the spot for you. The best part is that it’s only a 10 minute drive from our Alberta campground! PIne Hills is known as one of the province’s biggest and most challenging 18-hole courses which means it’s fully loaded with rentals and a pro-shop.

Rent Your Campground Adventure

We understand that many people in Alberta don’t have the gear to participate in some of these activities, so we provide campground rentals so everyone can join in!

Campground Rentals:


Canoe Rentals

Rent a canoe to get out on the water! You can rent canoes for both half days and full days


Jet Boat Tours

These motor boat tours down the North Saskatchewan River let its passengers experience the backcountry from the river, and includes a river side BBQ and other stops to explore.


Fishing Gear Rentals

Our limited supply of fishing gear including rods are ready to rent! There are 9 species of fish in the river – what can you catch?!


Raft Rentals

There’s nothing better than floating down the river, especially when your stop is right outside the campsite!


Drone Rentals

Our stock of the DJI Phantom series lets creatives explore the world of droning! Rustic River has large parcels of land where drones can be flown without restrictions!

Art & Culture

Nearby you can find other activities like the Rocky Mountain House pool facility, the Rocky Museum, and Clearwater Farmers’ Market. View our Arts and History page for more information on nearby activities.

We take pride in our campground. Our tight-knit community of campers is welcoming and has an incredible energy. Take your next camping trip at Rustic River! You’ll never want to leave.