When Trees Are Not A Option
I love the campground at Dinosaur Provincial Park, and in the 30 years that I have been visiting and camping in the park, I have given no thought to the fact that you might want to add trees to the mix, as in my mind it is what it is, a badland setting, beautiful as it is!
So with that in mind, I remember the first time I visited after they had installed these shelters on the sites that bordered the badlands without any shelter from the relentless sun. My first thoughts were....well they kinda fit the setting, and I find that still to be true.
Besides, they are only about 12' x 12' in size, and if you want sun, well its right here!
Now having said that there are no trees in the campground, that is not entirely true, as the North campground located across the little Sandhill Creek, and near the Red Deer river, does in fact have a canopy of Cottonwoods.
Still, I wouldn't dream of camping in the North campground, as your missing the point of visiting and camping in a campground surrounded by badlands, I want the full meal deal....no trees allowed!!
Now this is camping badlands style!