PO Box 6093
Stn Main
Innisfail, AB
T4G 1S7


In February 1994, Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit society.  The group took on as their first project the Bighorn Campground located on the Parks Canada Ya Ha Tinda Ranch.  They negotiated with Parks Canada to take over as the stewards of the campground.  Over the intervening years, through positive, proactive volunteer efforts, Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association:

    • Has grown and consistently maintains a membership of over 1500 members/families
    • Have an on-going agreement with Parks Canada for the Bighorn Campground area
    • Were entrusted by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and the Bighorn Backcountry Committee with the stewardship of the Hummingbird, Eagle Creek and Cutoff Forest Recreation areas
    • Have made a real reduction in regards to the impact on the environment from recreational horse users 


Starting MAY 1st, PEPPER'S LAKE CAMPGROUND will be closed for construction. At this time we do not have an established end date for construction as it is weather permitting. For further questions or inquires please email us


We have future plans to begin construction on ELK CREEK FISH PONDS and 7 MILE. At this time, no start dates have been made, continue to check back or visit our facebook page for further updates. 

The decision for closure of the campgrounds during prime camping season was not made lightly by the board, but in order to keep everyone safe, we must do so. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

Thank You for Understanding. 

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