Camping in Medicine Hat

Experience the sunshine, peace of the coulees, rolling prairies and more! With an average of 330 days of sunshine each year, we're able to offer campers five full months of camping, from May through to the end of September.

Echo Dale Campground

Closed for the 2022 camping season.

Echo Dale Campground offers 10 individual campsites located near a boating lake, fishing lake, and swimming area. There is also a beach volleyball court, playground, and open space for baseball and soccer nearby. 

 Echo Dale Campground map 

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Amenities

Enjoy all of the amenities Echo Dale Regional Park has to offer, including the historic farm, Woolfrey House and Ajax building. Take a dip in the swimming lake, or fish off the dock of the boating lake. The park is filled with trails which connect to our Heritage Trail Network and an accessible dock allows for access to the South Saskatchewan River. 

Campground amenities include:

  • Camp kitchen with wood burning stove - please bring your own wood
  • Large, shared fire pit area
  • Picnic tables
  • Pit toilets
Fees

Full payment is required at time of booking, as well as a $10.00 non-refundable reservation fee. 

Site typeRate
Unserviced $33 per night

Any cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the booking will be charged $15.00 on top of the $10.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

Rules and regulations
  • Campsites may be reassigned due to maintenance requirements or unforeseen circumstances
  • Maximum of five self-contained recreational vehicles with a maximum of eight people per unit allowed on site. Additional vehicles, including visitors must park in the boating/fishing lake parking lot and walk in.
  • Reservation must be made by an individual who will be camping onsite
  • Check In: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Quiet time: 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the park
  • Reservation holder must contact the resident caretaker one hour prior to arrival to arrange for gate opening. This number will be provided to you on your booking permit that you receive.
  • All sites are unserviced, please bring your own potable water
  • There is a plug in for a generator in order to have lights on in the building - please bring your own generator.
  • Please confine fires to the fire pits provided
  • Keep your campsite and fire pit clean at all times
  • Please use commercially sold firewood only
    • Pallets, wood pieces with nails, metal etc. are not permitted
  • Ensure pets are leashed, not left unattended, and that you tidy up after them
  • Swimming at the lake is limited to the posted hours
  • Park gates are locked at night per posted hours, visitors must leave the park no later than 11:00 p.m.
  • For emergencies after 11:00 p.m., please call the resident caretaker phone number on your booking permit and 911
  • Park staff reserve the right to remove anyone from the park for inappropriate behaviour or failure to comply with the rules

Gas City Campground

Closed for the 2022 camping season.

Gas City Campground offers 98 campsites and is located off the Trans-Canada Highway and 7 Street SW. 

Please note, overflow bookings must be made in person and cannot be reserved online. 

 Gas City Campground map

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Amenities

Gas City Campground provides beautiful shady sites with manicured grass and services which suit every style of camper. Located across from WestVue Dog Park, pets are welcome! Please remember that pets must be on-leash at all times.

The campground connects to our Heritage Trail Network, which spans more than 115 kilometres throughout the city. These multi-use trails are open to cyclists, joggers, walkers and pet owners.

Campground amenities include:

  • community campfire pit and kitchen
  • convenience store
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • laundry facilities
  • playground
  • showers
  • wireless internet
Fees

Full payment is required at time of booking, along with a $10.00 non-refundable reservation fee. 

Rates Per Night

Site typeRegular seasonShoulder season
Power $45 $35
Power and water $50 $40
Full service
(30 amp)
$58 $48
Full service
(50 amp)
$61 $51
Unserviced site
(bikes, motorcycles)
$22 $17
Overflow $20 $15
Comfort cabins
(Fri to Sat)
$150 $150
Comfort cabins
(Sun to Thur)
$150 $130

Please note, regular season is from June 1 to September 6. Shoulder season is April 29 to June 1 and September 6 to October 10.

Any cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the booking will be charged $15.00 on top of the $10.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

Long weekend reservations

A minimum booking of three nights (Fri, Sat and Sun) is required for long weekends:

  • Victoria Day (Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22)
  • Civic Holiday (Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31)
  • Labour Day (Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4)
Rules and regulations
  • Campsites may be reassigned due to maintenance requirements or unforeseen circumstances
  • One camping party per site; defined as:
    • Camping units: Maximum of 1 per site
    • Tenting: Maximum of 2 tents per site
  • Please respect quiet time from 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Visitors are permitted until 10 p.m.
  • This is a fully irrigated campground, sprinklers run overnight from Monday to Thursday
  • Ensure pets are leashed, not left unattended, and that you tidy up after them
  • Tents must be moved every three days to allow the grass to recover (irrigation purposes)
  • Please do not place any mats or rugs on the grass
  • Please confine fires to the fire pits provided
  • Keep your campsite and fire pit clean at all times
  • Please use commercially sold firewood only
    • Pallets, wood pieces with nails, metal etc. are not permitted
  • Vehicles must remain on roadways and parking pads, please do not drive or park on the grass
  • Garbage receptacles are located throughout the campground for your convenience
  • Gas City Campground is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Management reserves the right to remove anyone (without refund) from the campground for inappropriate behaviour or failure to comply with the campground flow of traffic regulations

Comfort Cabins

Two comfort cabins, each 540 sq. feet and fully accessible, were added in the 2022 camping season.

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Amenities

Each cabin features:

  • two bedrooms (two double beds, sleeps four, and one double bed, sleeps two)
  • kitchenette, including a sink and refrigerator, no cooking surface (for your convenience, we provide a coffee pot, microwave, small grill and toaster oven, as well as dishes and utensils)
  • table with four chairs
  • living room with a loveseat and two armchairs
  • washroom with a toilet and sink
  • covered porch, fire pit, picnic table, single parking stall, bike rack

The comfort cabins are located near an accessible washroom and shower facilities. Please note, pets are not permitted in the comfort cabins. Each cabin is supplied with cleaning tools to assist you during your stay and is professionally cleaned after each use. 

The City of Medicine Hat thanks the Government of Alberta for supporting this project through the Municipal Stimulus Program, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to stimulate the economy through job growth and red tape reduction. 

Fire pit safety and precaution

We urge everyone to take precaution when using public fire pits located throughout our parks. It is your responsibility to fully extinguish fires when done, to keep fires low and to use clean, dry wood.