103 Main Street
Morrin, AB T0J 2B0
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Starland County is a rural community located in the heart of the
Canadian Badlands, north of the Town of Drumheller. For
adventure, discovery, relaxation and fun...we have it all!! Well
maintained campgrounds, fishing, hiking, and sightseeing are all
yours to enjoy. Please visit our attractions while you visit the
McLaren Dam Recreation Area
For those who like to get away from it all, McLaren Dam Recreation Area is a perfect spot. Located approximately 24 km north of Delia, McLaren Dam is a large informal campground. It is equipped with fire pits, picnic tables and a camp kitchen facility as well as a fresh water supply. There are 8 water hookups. There are 16 electricity hookups available. There are 8 sewer hookups. Group camping sites are available.
In 2011, the Dam was stocked with 12,000 rainbow trout averaging 14 cm in length. Motorized craft are allowed on the Dam.
Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not take reservations. Firewood is included in your camping fee if available. Photo Gallery
Michichi Dam Recreation Area
Situated directly south of Michichi on Secondary Highway 849, Michichi Dam Recreation Area is a quiet getaway to enjoy fishing or camping. 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. We do not take reservations. Firewood is included in your camping fee if available. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
No motorized craft are allowed on the Dam.
The Shower House may only be open on weekends.
Starland Recreation Area
Situated 10 km west of Morrin on Highway 27, Starland Recreation Area is located in the scenic Red Deer River Valley and is the perfect place to get away from it all. It is a popular stopover for canoeists travelling down the river. There are three ball diamonds which are used for ball tournaments and family reunions as well as for an impromptu game. There is CSA approved playground equipment. One of our newer features is a gazebo which is useful for family gatherings and weddings.
The area has a short formal hiking trail as well as an excellent opportunity to go hill climbing and exploring. There is developed access to the river which allows for boat launching and fishing. There are 50 formalized sites as well as overflow and group camping areas. We do not take reservations. Camping is on a first come first serve basis and on a long weekend the sites fill up quickly. Firewood is included in your camping fee if available.
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