Hipcamp host Laura S.,
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Quiet, majestic back to nature spot! This is a place to get away from a busy life.

With close proximity to Winchell Lake, this land is ideal for fishing, hiking or simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery. 

We have 6 campsites available for tent or RV/trailer campers. If you're bringing an RV, we have electrical and water hookups available. You will be parking on

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Quiet, majestic back to nature spot! This is a place to get away from a busy life.

With close proximity to Winchell Lake, this land is ideal for fishing, hiking or simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery. 

We have 6 campsites available for tent or RV/trailer campers. If you're bringing an RV, we have electrical and water hookups available. You will be parking on a field and the site requires levelling. We can accommodate vehicles up to 45ft in length.

Electricity and firewood are both available for purchase (see extras below). Please add this to your reservation at the time of booking.

Campfires are permitted, pets are welcome. Potable water, picnic table, and outhouse are all available.

We have cows, horses and dogs on the property that all love people. Lots of treed areas for horseback riding hiking and walking!

Bird watching is big around here as we are on a bird migratory path. 

We are just above Winchell Lake and less than 10 km from Water Valley Golf Course and Saloon.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Laura a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Bring your horses! Also, there are horse riding area with obstacles and a round pen.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rough Diamond Ranch in Alberta.

Lake

Winchell Lake is 3 km from the campsite.

Forest
Field
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Jen
Jen R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 Forest Fence Line NoPWR)
January 16th, 2022

Host was really responsive to everything we needed. We wished to be with our group and got a lovely spot in the pasture.

Hipcamper Anouk

Great host!!!

Anouk Q.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Campsite With Power)
December 23rd, 2021

Staying here was the perfect closure of our trip! Laura is very kind and welcoming. We coulden’t have asked for more and hope to come back once.

Hipcamper Bonnie

Phenomenal host and amazing space!

Bonnie M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Campsite With Power)
October 11th, 2021

We loved being at Rough Diamond Ranch! There was good space, a communal fire, a little play area and animals galore!

Laura was a PHENOMENAL host. Our first night we couldn't get our furnace started and so she offered us the use of her basement suite. My 14 year old daughter got to ride horses for the first time!

If you want to be out in the country, this is the place.

Hipcamper Sandra

Diamond in the rough

Sandra E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Meadow Without Power)
September 6th, 2021

Beautiful private location close to golf, biking. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Rough Diamond Ranch. Laura is an excellent host, made sure we had everything we needed and was very accommodating.

Hipcamper Laura
Response from Laura, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

Sandra and her crew of good people were great guests! I couldn't ask for better campers at my property. It was a very busy weekend for me but I hope to chat with Y'all a bit more next year! Please do come back! Laura

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Hipcamper Colleen

Paradise found

Colleen J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Meadow Without Power)
September 6th, 2021

Thank you Laura for sharing your slice of paradise with us. We just spent a marvelous weekend hanging out with our family on this ranch. Close enough to get in a round of golf in Water Valley, close enough make it back to the city for the kids hockey practice. We had a very relaxing weekend away. The road in was a bit of an of an experience for our larger rigs but they made it in :) a great first HIPCAMP experience.

Hipcamper Renaud

Our beautiful heart stroke

Renaud L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Meadow Without Power)
August 4th, 2021

Wow!! A beautiful nature so peaceful and so beautiful in this little paradise. What an amazing and warm community you have here. Laura you are a perfect host with a great earth. Thank you for welcoming us as friends. We left you and your horses with tears Our best stop on our rode trip from Montreal

Hipcamper Laura
Response from Laura, the Host, on August 9th, 2021

Thank you So much Renaud! Its people like you and your family that make me so happy to be doing this. Everyone missed you all when you were gone! Always so great when everyone can be instantly great friends!! Cheers! and all the best! love hugs!! Laura

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Meadow Without Power)
July 12th, 2021

Had a great time and my son loved it :)

Hipcamper Dan
Dan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 Forest Fence Line NoPWR)
June 28th, 2021

Great little place to get away. Backs onto crownland to explore and Laura is an awesome host and easy going. Wildlife to be seen and heard a plenty. Definitely will return in the future.

Hipcamper Laura
Response from Laura, the Host, on July 2nd, 2021

Thanks for the Review Dan! You picked a nice quiet weekend to enjoy nature. You are a brave sole! Some people would not want to stay in the bush with the known wild life around here. There have been cougar and grizzly sitings in the area. Very cool that this is your thing. You obviously are not new to this environment. Thanks for coming!

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Hipcamper Megan

Nice friendly place, can be loud

Megan T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Campsite With Power)
June 21st, 2021

Laura was a very friendly and helpful host.
You can camp close to some other campers in trailers, with a nice outhouse, drinking water, big fire pit and some tables and string lights. Everyone was very friendly, although on the weekend nights there was music and people stayed up late with some noise. Laura brought us a portable fire pit as well, which was great.
You can also opt to camp further away from the amenities, where it is nice and quiet.
We biked to Winchell Lake from here to do some fishing.
Laura has some horses and brought them around for our kids to visit.

Hipcamper Laura
Response from Laura, the Host, on July 2nd, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful honest review. And yes, I should warn family's that there can be music and noise past bedtime here. Some people don't mind, some people have ear plugs and some like to camp further from noise. Cheers!

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Awards

Best of 2022 RV Spot
Finalist
Best of 2022 Alberta
Finalist
Property
Rough Diamond Ranch
State
Alberta
Country
Canada
CA$30/night
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