Crescent Falls

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Crescent Falls
Crescent Falls 2007-06.jpg
Crescent Falls
Location Clearwater County, Alberta
Type Tiered
Total height 27 m (89 ft)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 27 m (89 ft)

Crescent Falls are a series of two waterfalls located on the Bighorn River in west-central Alberta, Canada. They were originally called the Bighorn Falls, after the river they are located on.[1]

The falls are located a few kilometres upstream of the river's confluence with the North Saskatchewan River. A 4.5-kilometre (2.8 mi)-long trail leads north from David Thompson Highway (between Abraham Lake and Nordegg) to the falls. The Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area is established immediately up-river from the falls.[2]

The waterfall is two-tiered and has a height of 25 metres (82 ft).[3] Visitors are allowed at the waterfalls year-round.[4] Nearby to the waterfalls is a campsite run by Westward Bound Campgrounds. It is un-serviced.[5]


To the north-west of Crescent Falls is a campground run by Westward Bound Campgrounds. It currently has 31 available sites to camp on, and is open from May 1 to October 14. The site has access to water; however, due to potential contamination from pathogens in ground water, the owners recommend that visitors bring their own drinking water.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Crescent Falls Hike". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  2. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture. "Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area". Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  3. ^ World Waterfalls. "Crescent falls". Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Explore Crescent Falls". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  5. ^ a b Alberta, Government of. "Header and Footer". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  6. ^ "Crescent Falls". Retrieved 2016-04-25. 

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Coordinates: 52°23′14″N 116°21′15″W / 52.38722°N 116.35417°W / 52.38722; -116.35417 (Crescent Falls)