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Medicine Hat Campgrounds Gear Up for 2024 Season: Reservations Begin February 1

Medicine Hat (Alberta, Canada) is set to open online reservations for its popular campgrounds, Echo Dale Regional Park (EDRP) and Gas City Campground (GCC), on February 1, marking the commencement of the 2024 camping season. 

The city’s announcement comes as a welcome update for campers eager to secure their spots at these sought-after locations. EDRP will welcome campers starting May 3, while GCC will open its gates on May 31, following significant upgrades aimed at improving the camping experience.

Scott Richter, the City’s business and innovation manager, highlighted the importance of the upcoming season and the improvements at GCC. “We are excited for another camping season, although 2024 brings essential construction and irrigation upgrades at Gas City Campground,” Richter said. He reassured that despite the construction at GCC, EDRP would be fully operational from early May.

According to a report, the upgrades at GCC are not just routine maintenance. They involve substantial enhancements to the campground’s water services and the installation of a new irrigation system. 

These improvements are expected to elevate the standard of facilities at GCC, making it a more attractive destination for campers and contributing positively to the local outdoor recreation industry.

While a section of GCC will be closed for the upgrades, the city has ensured that the majority of the campground will remain open and fully functional. 

GCC’s strategic location off the Trans-Canada Highway, adjacent to WestVue Dog Park, makes it a convenient and appealing choice for campers. 

The campground features 98 sites, including two comfort cabins, catering to a variety of camping preferences. Additionally, its connection to the city’s Heritage Trail Network, spanning over 155 kilometers, offers ample opportunities for hiking and exploration.

In contrast, EDRP, nestled along the South Saskatchewan River valley, offers a more intimate camping experience with 10 individual campsites. 

The area is renowned for its natural beauty and range of recreational activities. Facilities such as a swimming area, volleyball courts, and a historic farm with animals, along with eight kilometers of mountain biking trails, make EDRP a versatile destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The opening of reservations is a significant event for the outdoor hospitality sector in Medicine Hat. It not only caters to the demand for quality camping experiences but also contributes to the economic vitality of the region. The campgrounds serve as key attractions, drawing visitors from across the province and beyond, thereby supporting local businesses and services.

As the 2024 camping season approaches, both EDRP and GCC are poised to offer memorable experiences to campers. Their diverse offerings cater to a wide range of outdoor activities, from leisurely hikes to adventurous mountain biking, ensuring that every visitor finds something to enjoy.

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February 22, 2024 8:04 am

Assured news! Medicine Hat campgrounds are gearing up for 2024, offering enhanced amenities and diverse outdoor activities for a memorable experience.

February 25, 2024 9:06 pm

Ready for an upgraded camping experience in Medicine Hat! Gas City Campground promises a delightful 2024 season for outdoor enthusiasts.

Timothy Reed
Timothy Reed
May 22, 2024 6:39 am

It’s exciting to hear about all the upgrades and fun activities coming to Gas City Campground and EDRP in 2024. Can’t wait for those themed weekends and exploring the area!


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