The McLeod River (South) Campground is a beautiful 29 site campground located adjacent to the confluence of the Gregg and McLeod Rivers. This campground was newly constructed in 2010 through a partnership between Hinton Wood Products and Alberta Tourism, Parks, and Recreation. It is the first new campground constructed in the Foothills region in decades. There is also a new 5 picnic site day use area located along the McLeod River. Fishing for rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, whitefish and bull trout in McLeod River is the main recreational activity at this new campground. There are also hiking and mountain bike opportunities in the area. This campground can also be used as a pick-up or take-out point for canoeing trips down the McLeod River.
How to Get There
When traveling west from Edmonton, at the first set of lights coming into the town of Hinton, turn left (Switzer Drive). Follow Switzer Drive for approximately 1 kilometre to the next set of lights (Robb Road). Turn right. Robb road is an active logging/hauling road. Drive with extreme caution (please review our “Exploring Managed Forest Lands" section). Follow the Robb Road (also known as the "R" road) for approximately 28 kilometres (the "R"28 sign). The campground is located on the right side of the road immediately after the Robb Road crosses the McLeod River.
The road is accessible by 2-wheel drive.
There is a $11/night fee per unit (a unit is a tent or a R.V.).
FRMA provides firewood free of charge.
This campground is maintained by FRMA. This has been sub-contracted to Fox Creek Development Association, an aboriginal owned company located in Hinton, with a long working relationship with Hinton Wood Products.
Reservations are available for this campground. Reservations can be made by phoning the campground maintenance contractor "Fox Creek Development Association". They can be reached at 780-865-2154 (between 8 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday), or by email at [email protected]. There is a reservation fee of $6/night. Un-reserved sites will be on a first come, first served basis.