Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area
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Introduction

Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area is part of the Ghost Wilderness region of Northern Alberta and home to some truly majestic natural landscapes. Outdoor enthusiasts can bask in pristine untamed nature enjoying a multitude of recreational activities that include camping, hiking, fishing, OHV riding, and snowmobiling.

Part of the Alberta Community Development Parks & Protected Areas, Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area offers a family-friendly camping experience with well-maintained and clean campgrounds and facilities.

Dive into Alberta’s mysterious wilderness as you embark on a camping adventure like no other. With plenty of campsites to choose from and basic amenities available, this is a camping destination you do not want to miss.

The serene natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and numerous recreational activities make Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area an excellent choice for a family outdoor camping adventure.

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Transportation in Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area

Driving

The drive to Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreational Area is a scenic one but involves driving a portion of the journey on gravel roads. The park is located 13 km (8 miles) west of the dynamic town of Cochrane, Alberta on Hwy 1A and 52 km north on Hwy. 40.

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Campgrounds and parking in Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area

Campsites in Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area

Reservations camping

Fallen Timber South Campground

The Fallen Timber South Campground offers a total of 55 unserviced campsites that offer plenty of shade and privacy and are spread out from one another so you don’t have to deal with nosy neighbors. Fire pits and picnic tables are available on each campsite and most sites are within close proximity to vault toilets.

A water pump is also available at the campground although it is recommended to bring your own supply of drinking water.

The campground accepts reservations by phone or email. If you have not planned in advance, any sites that have not previously been reserved are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Seasonal activities in Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area

In-Season

ATV & Mountain Bike Trails

The park also permits the use of OHV vehicles and mountain bikes and has developed OHV trails leading out from the campgrounds into the surrounding woodlands. ATV and dirt bike access is allowed from the campground itself with loading ramps available if needed.

Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area is a popular destination for ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts with over 180 kilometers (112 miles) of well-kept rugged trails that offer a challenging and rewarding alpine riding experience.

Hiking

The Ghost region is aptly named, especially with the mysterious landscape that engulfs Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area. Mountains, dense woodlands, streams, rivers, lakes, and rolling hills are a treat for any hiker.

The area is rich in wildlife and diverse flora which makes this destination a top pick for enjoying some truly pristine and untouched natural beauty. Plenty of trails lead to and from the park and entertain hikers of all ages, skill and experience levels.

Fishing

Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreational Area offers anglers a chance to fish in some truly remote freshwater rivers and streams that are teeming with a variety of fish species. You can reel in endangered bull trout and brown trout and the sought after Mountain Whitefish.

The rugged and expansive landscape means that you have plenty of remote fishing spots that you can claim as your own.

Off-Season

Wildlife Viewing

This region of Alberta is well-renowned for its untamed natural beauty, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscape, and diverse ecosystem. Those who visit the Ghost Wilderness region are likely to encounter black bears, grizzlies, deer, elk, moose, and even wolves in the more remote regions of the forest.

Many bird species also reside here from eagles, owls, and ducks to migrating waterfowl. This is pristine untouched wilderness so take necessary precautions when venturing out on longer expeditions and stay well clear of any wildlife that you do encounter in the region.

Winter Activities

During the winter months, the OHV trails are transformed into well-grooved ski and snowmobile trails that cut through forests, large hills and over frozen streams for a truly epic ride over 180 km (112 mi) of well-kept trails. This makes Fallen Timber South Provincial Recreation Area a popular camping destination even during the winter months. Many snowmobiling and cross-country skiing enthusiasts make this recreational area their base of operations for winter exploration

Picnicking

The park caters to its day visitors with a designated day-use-area reserved for those that want to come and enjoy the day amidst some truly stunning natural beauty. Picnic tables and fire pits are dotted around the day-use-area and look-out towards jagged mountains and dense woodlands. Enjoy the weather and the scenery as you sit back and relax in the nurturing arms of mother nature.

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