Phew! What a year we had! In 2021, we saw many new faces and the campground was very busy, especially on weekends during July and August. We loved everyone coming out and making their memories within our parks! THANK YOU!!
With a new year, we have some changes coming. First off, there are price increases that are in effect for the 2022 season. The Summer Village of Rochon Sands council approved the increase. Due to the ever-increasing expenses and supplies, we are forced to make the increases to help cover the costs.
The fees for the provincial parks are as followed:
We are still encouraging campers to please buy and burn local firewood. By buying local and burning local, we can help stop the spread of diseases, and also what we are burning in the environment. Burnables like pallets are not the greatest because of the nails/screws that are left behind, which is harmful to the environment and fellow campers. Signage will change to reflect that in the spring. We do have firewood available to purchase through the office during office hours, and the park truck that drives around. The Narrows firewood will be available in Site 6 when the Narrows managers are there.
The administration is looking into possibly doing online reservations (not through the Alberta Parks Reservation system). If we continue on this route, we won't be ready for the March 1st opening of reservations for Rochon Sands PP, but hopefully not too far after! With this idea, we are looking at payment-in-full for ALL reservations, regardless of whether we have online reservations or not. This will help the office staff make check-ins easier and quicker, and also help for late arrivals too when the office is closed. Fingers crossed on the online reservations!
At the moment, no one is manning the Rochon Sands PP office. Emails will not be returned promptly if you are inquiring about reservations. NO emails, social media messages, or phone messages will be considered for reservations that are received BEFORE March 1st. Please call or send messages/emails on March 1st or after that date for reservations.
I think that is it for now! Keep yourself in the loop via this blog or by the Facebook Page.
*Here is the policy that was approved by the SVRS council. PPC 1.2