Welcome to Open Creek Dam Campground!

Another camping season has come and gone. Thank you to all the wonderful campers and visitors that made it out for this past season. It was unfortunately a slower season due to the weather and not being able to stock fish this past year, but we very much look forward to what next season has to offer. 

We would like to extend a big thank you to our wonderful care takers who work day in and day out to maintain the campground and along with our wonderful group of Rimbey Fish & Game volunteers. 

*Great new information released in regards to the whirling disease test results below.*

Open: May-September

Reservations: Date to be determined for the upcoming 2020 season.

Call (403) 843-6931 to make and cancel reservations. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. E-Mail is not accepted for reservations and/or cancellations.

Camping Fees: $23 per night per unit

Seniors Rate: Mon-Wed $18; Th-Sun $23

RFGA Member Rate: $18 per night

Wondering about fire bans? Please view this website to get the most up to date information: https://www.albertafirebans.ca/

Directions: Open Creek Dam Campground is located 32 km West of Rimbey along Hwy. 53.

Payment: For campground fees, we prefer payment via credit card or debit card. A cancellation notice of 72 hours is requested to ensure we can provide the spot to another camper.

Camping Units: 54 of all size sites, tent only sites, as well as several group sites (NO hookups).

Open Creek Dam Campground offers the following: Site Amenities for Basic Camping/No Hookups, Group Campsites, Day-Use Areas, Caretaker on-site, locked entry gate at night, Clean Bathrooms, Picnic Shelter with stove, Water-Pump with fresh cold spring water, Wheelchair Access, Boat Launches, Canoeing, Kayaking, Boats with electric motors allowed, Horseshoe pits, Playgrounds, Fire pits, Firewood (for purchase), Picnic Tables, Sani-Dump, Hiking Trails and lots of wildlife viewing opportunities.

Boating: NO Gas Motors allowed.

Horses and Off Highway Vehicles: There are NO horses or off highway vehicles allowed on the premises of Open Creek Dam Campground.

Fishing, Whirling Disease and Open Creek Dam

*New Information Released November 6,2019*

It was announced at our November meeting that we have confirmation that Open Creek Dam has NOT been infected with Whirling Disease. We are extremely thrilled to have received the test results back and look forward to stocking for the 2020 season! 

Background Information: Unfortunately Open Creek Reservoir had appeared to been infected with Whirling disease three years ago when we received our annual supply of rainbow trout for stocking. This happened to a number of ponds in Alberta, the supplier brought in infected trout.Their trout were distributed to several hundred locations and as a result of this, the Alberta Government had set up a Whirling disease committee to figure out what should be done. Their plan involves many aspects and to see their full plan, you can visit https://www.alberta.ca/whirling-disease.aspx. This site includes a fair bit of information and links to other sites such as a map of where the disease has been found in Alberta. A very good Youtube video with more information is also available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1UFcQu20Y.

There are no trout left in the pond due to the complete winter kill of 2017/18 and no stocking permitted in 2019. There may be a few suckers and perch but definitely no trout in the pond. They initiated a project to work with the Rimbey Fish and Game where they placed approximately 500 small trout in cages in several locations around the lake. These fish were examined after being removed in August by the Provincial biologists in which we now have received the test results back. 

We thank you for your patience well we worked through this, and hope that you still enjoyed a beautiful summer at Open Creek Campground.