Rio Grande Sports Grounds Camping

The Rio Grande Sports Association offers back country camping to the general public at the Rio Grande Sports Grounds. The Rio Grande Sports Grounds are maintained by community volunteers who are dedicated members of the Rio Grande Sports Association.

Camping Section

Camping / Facility Use Rules

General Information

  • All sites are rustic, interior, backcountry campsites
  • No services are provided

Hours of Use

  • Check in is by pre-arrangement after 2 pm on the day of arrival.
  • Checkout is by 1:00 pm on the day of departure.
  • Visitors to campers must leave by 10 pm. If visitors spend the night, overnight fees will apply
  • Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am.
  • Gates remain locked.


  • All pets are to be kept under control at all times
  • There is a maximum of two pets per camping unit; owners must pick up after their pets


  • Persons must be 18 years of age to register for a campsite. Proof of age will be required.
  • No more than the allotted number of people, including the registrant, is permitted on a designated campsite. The registrant must occupy the site, unless immediate family.
  • Campsites must be cleaned before leaving the site. Garbage must be taken with you unless otherwise directed.
  • Fires are permitted in designated areas only and must be contained within the designated fire pit. When finished, all fire pits must be soaked with water.
  • Inform the grounds staff of any disturbances or emergencies.
  • The reservation holder is responsible for the actions of all camping party members and any visitors to their campsite.

  • A confirmed reservation is non-transferable to another camper.

Smoking, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

  • All Rio Grande Sports Association properties are smoke free areas except for designated campsites. Smoking includes inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of lighted tobacco and e-cigarettes.
  • Alcohol and/or cannabis are only permitted within campsites. Intoxication or impairment in a public area is prohibited.
  • Substance abuse including illegal drugs is prohibited.

Rules and Regulations

  • Speed limit is 15 km/h.
  • Payment in full is required at the time of booking.
  • Rio Grande Sports Association strictly enforces its Zero Tolerance Policy. Threatening behavior by campers or their pets is unacceptable. No profanity, excessive noise or other unsuitable behavior is permitted at any time. No person shall willfully damage any public or private property, buildings or other facilities.
  • Collecting, cutting, removing or destroying any plant, tree or other living object is strictly prohibited.
  • Rio Grande Sports Association is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.
  • Fireworks, weapons, dirt bikes, atv’s and other motorized recreational vehicles are prohibited from use on the Rio Grande Sports Grounds.
  • Respect privacy of others – do not trespass on other sites, please use the roads.
  • No refunds – Due to inclement weather or early departures.


In receiving and reviewing this Rio Grande Sports Association Camping / Facility Use Rules information, we the occupants acknowledge that, the Rio Grande Sports Association, its employees, volunteers or associates, shall not be held liable for any claim, action, occurrence, accident, loss, damage, injury, cost, expense, fees, charges, fines, penalties or other amount that, directly or indirectly, is, or is alleged, to be caused by, contributed to or results or arises from (in whole or in part, regardless of any other cause) or event contributing concurrently or in any sequence as a result of using and / or occupying the Rio Grande Sports Association facilities.

By making a reservation you are agreeing to the camping / facility use rules, rules and regulations, and liability and acknowledgement. 

Important note: Before you make your camping reservation you must complete a form with the details of your vehicle and the names of the campers before you are given access to the camp reservation system.

When you submit your camping details you will be directed to the Camp Ground Reservation System to pick your check in and out dates and pay for your reservation.

Rio Grande Sports Association

Ropin’ Ridin’ & Racin’ Since 1916

Mailing Address

Contact Us:
Box 1803
Beaverlodge, AB
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