Cameron Creek (AB) V

Borrowed from Dave Crerar's post on the Jackson Kayak blog:

Right from the get go, this river offers up some quality creek boating. Most lines involve a number of moves and are a mix of drops and slides. The first section only takes about 45 minutes but it has your stomach in knots and your brain fired up with excitement.

Once past the first section, the river becomes a little more committing and you are faced with steep scree banks on river left, and dauntingly high canyon walls to the right, which only heightens your sense as you plough on through this gem.

There are a multitude of note worthy drops throughout this run, with a must-make boof into a cave and a aptly named Razor Remone to finish off the day.

Cameron Creek is without a doubt one of the best runs in Alberta. A most for any experienced boater!

There is a great description of this run here:

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The symbols can be clicked on and provide some simple explanations of why they are there. You can also use the symbols to get directions from Google Maps to the put in/takeout. A handy thing!

Run Information


Follow signs to Waterton National Park. If you are coming form the North you will be on Hwy 5. North of town you will turn right (W) onto RR 302A/Township Rd 13A, also known as Akamina Pkwy, which will take you up and along Cameron Creek. This road eventually terminates at Cameron Lake. There are a number of takeout options based on how much of the creek you want to paddle and your ability level. They are all accessed along this road.

Put In

Continue farther along the road and you can put in at a few different places again based on what you want to paddle. There is a put in at a picnic site, another one at Alderidge Falls and yet another a bit further upstream at “First Oil Well National Historic Site”.


Low volume creeking

Length & Time

Depending on what you paddle it is 3km-7km, Couple_Hours



Flow Information

Early season. Similar timing to the North Drywood and South Drywood and Spionkop Creek.



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