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Lacombe County, AB
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Max Rig Size
Up to 25 ft
Max Nights
3
Parking Spaces
1
Same Day Requests
Yes
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80 acres of mixed pasture and forest, on either side of a creek ravine, in a rural/agricultural area. This is the land that was no good for farming, but is great for nature lovers. Lots of birds & wildflowers. Easy walking around the property; ~ 10 minutes from an extensive trail/boardwalk system, and 25 minutes to the hundreds of km of trails in Red Deer's urban park system, and to a branch of the Trans Canada Trail. Park in our graveled yard, use the fire pit, plug in, hook up a hose, and use us as a base of operations for your central Alberta explorations. We speak English, French, & Polish. Maybe a little bit of bad Spanish, too. Suggested Local Attractions:Red Deer (25 minutes west) with its fabulous urban park system + nature centre, federal migratory bird sanctuary, historic (Riel Rebellion) fort, museums, shopping, RV service, etc. 45 minutes east to Stettler and its steam train. 2 hours south to Drumheller, badlands, Royal Tyrrell Museum. 3 hours west to Banff National Park. 1.5 hours to Edmonton or Calgary.
Hosted By Jim_Robertson
Member since Aug 2021
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Retired park naturalists. Details: I am a retired park naturalist/interpreter. My partner is still working as an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language for adults/new Canadians), and interpretive planner/writer (museum, historic site & park exhibits, interpretive signs etc.) and is an excellent naturalist. We both hike, canoe/kayak, horseback ride, and camp/travel. We speak English, French, a bit of Spanish, and one of us speaks Polish. Home Town: In a rural area in eastern Lacombe County, 20 minutes east of Red Deer, Alberta. (Red Deer is a city of ~100,000, 1/2 way between Calgary & Edmonton, and is on the main driving route to Alaska.) Favorite Boondocking Locations: So far, our main boondocking experience is in the foothills/mountains of western Alberta, as well as a 6 week trip south to Utah, northern Arizona, then to Las Vegas & north through Idaho on our way home. Skills or Expertise to Share: We know the natural history of western Canada, particularly Alberta, including the mountains, foothills, prairies, and badlands. Pretty good knowledge of the human (pre-contact to recent) history, too, & the various museums, interpretive & historic sites, and recreation opportunities.
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Suitability
Pets Allowed
Water Hookup Available
Electric Hookup Available: 15A
Generators Allowed
Wifi
Slideouts Allowed
Campfire Ring Provided
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
House Rules
We have cats, horses, and sometimes pasture cattle here. Pets are welcome, but must be under control. (Don't chase the domestic or wild critters!) Travelling with a horse? You are welcome to pasture it here too. Generators off by 10 p.m. Smoking? Only inside your unit, please. Take your garbage with you. Generally, a 3 day (max.) stay.
Parking & Arrival
Access Road Conditions: 2 miles/3 km on good gravel off of Hwy 11. Have to do a tight (hairpin) U-turnaround if parking in our yard, OR (if "boondocking" (i.e. not in our yard) drive a few hundred metres (yards) on fairly smooth pasture to be by yourself in a meadow surrounded by trees. No problem most of the time, but might be a bad idea after a lot of rain! We have a 28' 5th wheel & can do the turnaround -- bigger might have difficulty. There is a pull-through entrance occasionally (if we aren't blocking it). Call 1st to confirm! Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Lots of room to park next to the RV.
Max Rig Size:
Up to 25 ft
Parking Spaces:
1
Parking Surface:
Grass
Check-In Method:
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