Watson Creek


The Watson Creek Campground is a large campground located adjacent to the McLeod river at the confluence of Watson Creek and the McLeod River. Fishing for rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, whitefish and bull trout in McLeod River is the main recreational activity. This campsite is also used by people using the new Whitehorse Wildland Park, which is located less than 20 kilometres to the west.

How to Get There

When traveling west from Edmonton, turn left (south) onto Highway 40, approximately 4 kilometres past the town of Hinton. Follow Highway 40 south just over 50 kilometres until a major "T" intersection is met. Instead of turning right into the hamlet of Cadomin, turn left (east). Follow this road for approximately 8 kilometres until the campsite is found on the left side of the road.


The road is accessible by 2-wheel drive.


There is a $15/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 e-mail at [email protected]. There is a reservation fee of $6/night. Un-reserved sites will be on a first come, first served basis.


For Information: E-mail [email protected]