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The campground is absolutely wonderful. The shower bathroom facilities are the best I have seen as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael L
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Questing for visions

The hoodoos and history seeped into this space is almost otherworldly... a place that definitely... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
JassyD2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The campground is absolutely wonderful. The shower bathroom facilities are the best I have seen as we always have a handicapped fella with us. We took the stone art tour and were fortunate to have the young gal we had as we found her to...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. And for others to note: unfortunately, we do not currently have Wi-Fi or cell service in our campground.

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The hoodoos and history seeped into this space is almost otherworldly... a place that definitely must be seen. It is disappointing that so many visitors/tourists have felt it necessary to desecrate and destroy a place of such beauty and importance.

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope that all visitors will come to understand the importance of this place and that carving, etching, painting or otherwise marring the hoodoos and landscape is an offense that can result in jail time or large fines.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a very significant site for the Blackfoot is that it preserves an astonishing assemblage of original pictographs showing scenes and symbols having relevance to their lives and experiences. They still use it as a source of insight and wisdom. The valley of the...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you very much for your thorough review!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the visitor center and got information on trails and warnings about rattle snakes. We did two hour hoodoo trail. It was 24C but it felt hotter out there. It took us almost three hours for we took time to find the writings &...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Today was visiting Writing On Stone near Milk River. If you are doing this road trip with family make sure everyone has proper footwear and water to drink because you are going to be hiking to check out the drawings. I highly recommend not to...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit! For others to note: we are located 1.5 hours south east of Lethbridge and some find it is a great day trip; but it does require you to plan for it. We have a small amount...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the park and campsite with friends. We had tents rather than a RV or trailer. The park is superb, with lots of information about the site and surrounding areas. The Hoodoo trail is fascinating with amazing views. The visitor centre has free WiFi and...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It’s quite a journey to make it to the park, but well worth the trip. The scenery is spectacular with the hoo doos and the hills in the background. The campground looked nice, we did not stay. Enjoy the walk through the hoo doos. Although...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We parked at the visitor centre and walked down to the river. The trail map is not clear and we thought that the trail started from there. It starts at the bottom across the other side of the camp ground. This was explained to us...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Our trail guide is undergoing review this fall and winter with a redesign for next year; I will definitely add your comments into the process. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit!

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to hike around and look for artifacts. Take in the tour to learn about the history of the area! Very informative! Thanks to Randy our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and respectful! Take a tube down the river for fun. Campground looked...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review. If any artifacts are found within the park; please report to our park archaeologist. She's keen to review any finds!

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I got the “last available campsite”, all other sites were reserved. When we arrived half the sites were empty including most of the nicest water front private sites. Almost all of those sites were still empty in the morning. If people don’t...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback. I want to apologize that your stay was not as you had expected. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all our guests and are saddened to hear we did not meet your expectations. As...More

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franke112
10 May 2018|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
As Jurian V suggests, Writing-on-Stone is great for day trips! Tours are offered daily in the peak season, and you are able to pre book tours to guarantee a spot on the Guided Rick Art tours. There is plenty to keep you busy... More
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Marj A
28 July 2017|
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Thank you for your inquiry. The cell reception is spotty at Writing-on-Stone; you can only get good service at prairie level. Thus on the tours and in the campground/day-use area there is limited-to-no service. The tours... More
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janet j
30 June 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. The Rock Art tour is only about 2-3 city blocks in length, done in approximately and hour and a half. There are benches at each stop to sit down at. That said, the tour does involve steps and is... More
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