The county operates two parks for outdoor activities.

Cavan Lake Recreational Campground

Cavan Lake Recreational Campground is located 18 km east of Medicine Hat on Highway 1, then 5.5 km south on Range Road 40 (4 km of this is gravel surface).

Sandy Point Park

Sandy Point Park is located approximately 100 km northeast of Medicine Hat, or 27 km north of Hilda, on Highway 41 along the South Saskatchewan River.

For more information on other campgrounds, which are open from May 1 to Sept. 30, please visit our Places to Stay page


Cavan Lake

Cavan Lake is an irrigation reservoir supplied with water from spring runoff out of the Cypress Hills. Pedestrian access to the reservoir is explained in the Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development brochure.
  • 78 sites (60 with 30 amp power), about half are seasonal
  • Fire pits and free firewood
  • Playground, horseshoe pits
  • Pit toilets (no sani-dump)
  • Day-use area
  • Fishing  (stocked with rainbow trout), maximum boat speed 12 km/hr
  • No reservations (payment accepted at time of check-in
  • Caretaker on-site, phone (403) 979-1788
  • Both parks are open for camping from May 1 until September 30. 
  • No water no sewer hook-ups, no sani-dump
  • Non-potable water - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

See more of Cavan Lake Campground on Flickr

Sandy Point

  • 15 non-power sites
  • Fire pits with free firewood
  • Pull-through sites
  • Playground
  • Non-potable water
  • Pit toilets
  • Fishing
  • OptionPay may be used to pay nightly camping fees 
  • Day-use area
  • Boat ramp for river access

See more of Sandy Point Park on Flickr


  • Pay by using OptionPay here or by cash only at time of self check in, please have exact payment as change is not available.  

 More information and seasonal camping site inquiries can be obtained by sending a note to or contacting the county office.

Payment is only to be made at the time of check-in. Reservations are NOT accepted and all campers are encouraged to make payment only after they arrive at the campground and secure a site. 
Camping fee structure
*All fees include GST.

Municipal Park - Sandy Point
No Power
Municipal Park - Cavan Lake
No power
Seasonal (May 1-Oct. 1; confirm renewals before April 1, pay before May 1)


OptionPay is an optional payment method for campers who have found a site and do not want to use cash