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Camping Spots Around Calgary

Discussion in 'Canada' started by cheeseit, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    hey guys,

    I’m new in town and I was looking to do some camping in the next few weeks. I was hoping to go to a provincial or a free spot that’s pretty out of the way. Some off-roading to get there is desired.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  2. Mar 18, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    You have a couple of options, but honestly the list of places is dwindling since a lot of more remote areas and trails have been shut down by the government in the last 2-3 years. The easiest for you to access right now would be the Ghost PLUZ also known as Waiporus to locals. Link: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/253...1d24f8ececb/download/ghostpluzmap-may2018.pdf The PLUZs are free camping but you must pack out what you bring in. Also be aware as we get closer to spring you’ll find the area gets crowded and there have even been a few issues with negligent shooters forgetting they have neighbours. Usually it’s easy to find a secluded spot at this time of year though but, on that note, make sure if you go in alone that you let lots of people know where you are planning to explore and have a way to communicate to the outside world. There is no cell service and lots of those trails are very icey with patches of deep snow at this time of year. I highly recommend tire chains and going in a group run with some locals your first time out.
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    That sounds like exactly what I was looking
    for!

    Thanks!
     
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    very cool map. Thanks for this.
     
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    *bumping this.

    Researching some camping for 2020.






    :pccoffee:
     
  6. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:13 PM
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    I didn’t get out nearly as much as I was hoping last year. :(

    We went to Waterfowl Lakes and it was beautiful. It’s a drive in provincial site so it’s far from roughing it but it was nice for the weekend.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    How was the offroad ing there? Allowed?

    Did you get to ghost at all ? I've been to burnt timber a few times, good for quads and bikes but the trails seemed tight for a truck
     
  8. Jan 12, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    The only off-roading was the gravel road around the site haha.

    My girlfriend and I ended up being on opposite shifts out of town for most of the summer so we really didn’t get a chance to go explore :(.
     

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