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Office Address:
Starland County
103 Main Street
Box 249
Morrin, AB  T0J 2B0

Hours of Operation:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4 pm
Monday to Friday except Statutory Holidays

Fax: (403) 772-3807



Recreation Areas

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 Canadian Badlands.

WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. All the campsites are first come first serve. 

For further information regarding our campgrounds, please call us at 403-772-3793 or by email.

  Michichi Dam Starland Rec Area
Operating Schedule May 1 - Sep 30 or weather dependent May 1- Sep 30 or weather dependent
Cost Per Unit Per Night for regular sites $20 $20
Cost Per Unit Per Night for Powered Sites $25 No Powered Sites
Number of Sites 18 50
Number of Overflow Sites Yes Yes
Number of Powered Sites 18 None
Potable Water Yes Yes
Water Hookups 8 No
Sewer Hookups No No
Camp Kitchen Yes Yes
Fire Pits Yes Yes
Showers Yes No
Sewage Disposal Yes No
Ball Diamonds No 3
Convenience Store No No
Group Camping Areas Yes Yes
Hiking Yes Yes
Flush Toilets Yes No
Playground Yes Yes
Picnic Tables/Areas Yes Yes
River Fishing   Yes
Fish Stocked in 2011 14,000  
Stocked Trout Fishing Yes  
Walking Trails Yes Yes

Michichi Dam Recreation Area

                                                                  SMichichi Dam Recreation Areaituated 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. 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

Starland Recreation AreaSituated 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.  

Starland Recreation AreaThe 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. 


Starland Rec Area Photo Gallery
Tolman Bridge Rec Area Photo Gallery


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