Crawling Valley Reservoir Campground


Along with its agricultural importance, the reservoir offers a multitude of recreational benefits. Camping, boating, fishing and hunting are some of the activities that take place on or around the lake. Crawling Valley is well known for its excellent fishing.

The reservoir was originally stocked with 700,000 trout to provide a sports fishery until species such as northern pike became naturally established. As the pike population increased, the trout population decreased. A total of 600,000 walleye fry were stocked in the lake between 1990 and 1993, to supplement the pike population.

  • Camping Season is May 1 to Sep 30 each year.
  • Tenting Sites $25.00
  • Daily Power Camping $30.00
  • Daily Marina Slips & Shore Line Tie Up Fee $10.00
  • Dock #1 Tie-up Two Hour Limit (Free)

IMPORTANT NOTE: EID Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program in effect. In 2018, the EID started a mandatory Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program. All boaters wishing to access EID reservoirs, including Lake Newell, must follow approved prevention procedures and complete a watercraft information and commitment form stating they will not knowingly spread any aquatic invasive species. As part of the program, trailered watercraft must only be launched from approved boat launches and boaters must check in with the campground offices, marina, or the Eastern Irrigation District Office before launching their boat. Canoes, kayaks, and other non-trailered watercraft may continue to be launched at random locations, but the boaters are still required  to check in with the campground, marina, or EId office prior to launching.

Boaters can go to the EID office, Lake Newell Resort Marina, Rolling Hills Campground, or Crawling Valley Campground to fill out a watercraft information form and commitment form and receive an EID sticker; sticker must be presented prior to launching.

Watercrafts Include: motorized (boats, sailboats, zodiacs, etc.) and non-motorized (canoes, kayaks (adult/kid kayaks), paddleboards, sailboats, etc.)

For more information, visit the EID Website.


Additional Details


To reserve individual campsites please call the reservations office at 403.641.4095. Our staff will be happy to reserve a site with a $10 reservation fee and first nights payment. The campground office is open from May 1 – September 30.

Reservations for group camping will be accepted from January 1 – April 30 by EMAIL ONLY –




  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Shower Building
  • Beach

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Located 8 km (5 mi) north and 6 km (4 mi) east of the Town of Bassano and can easily be reached from the Trans Canada Highway.


Box 567 Bassano, AB | T0J 0B0

Contact Info

Tel 1: (403) 641-4095


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