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Michichi Recreation Area
Hwy 849, 25 km north of Drumheller

Michichi Recreation Area

Situated directly south of Michichi on Secondary Highway 849, Michichi Dam Recreation Area is a quiet getaway a midst the rolling grass hills of the prairie. Conveniently located 25 km north of Drumheller, it is an excellent spot to camp and still be close enough to go visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and other tourist attractions in the area. There are eighteen formal campsites complete with firepits and picnic tables. Eighteen sites are powered sites. As well, there are twenty overflow campsites and group camping areas and camp kitchen facilities. There are coin operated shower facilities with handicap access. There are flush toilets available in the shower house. There is CSA approved playground equipment. There is an RV water and sewer station available for your convenience. The campground is equipped with 8 water hookups and no sewer hookups. There is potable water.

You can also enjoy the newly built Michichi Creek Boardwalk which has its trail head inside the campground. This 1 km trail borders the edge of the picturesque reservoir, and makes it way to a beautiful gazebo. 11 interpretive signs highlight information about the area including flora, fauna, geology, history and more.

Michichi Dam Recreation Area is stocked with fish on a fairly annual basis. In 2011, there were 14,000 rainbow trout, with an average length of 14 cm, stocked in the dam. Home of the Ryan Savary Memorial Fishing Derby which is usually held in August of each year. A tradition at the Derby is to award the competitor who catches a fish closest to the weight of the largest fish that Savary caught in the Michichi Dam which was 1 lb., 3.2 oz.

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