Located 630 kilometres north of Edmonton in the beautiful Peace Region of north western Alberta, along the British Columbia border, Clear Hills County has plenty to offer. The mighty Peace River, forming part of the southern boundary, and the Clear Hills to the north, are natural features that contribute to the charm and appeal of the County. Driving through the County on Highway 64 is a beautiful alternative route to Alaska and British Columbia, providing the opportunity to pass through two stunning river crossings; the Clear River and the Beaton River crossings.
This well maintained highway is the road of choice for those seeking picturesque scenery and is known for sightings of deer and other wildlife and its vast boreal forest. Hiking, camping, golfing, fishing, museums, hunting, snowmobiling, canoeing, and downhill skiing…there is fun and challenge for everyone of any age. Two popular campsites are Carter Camp, west of Hines Creek, and Many Islands Campsite south of Worsley. Both are nestled on the banks of the Peace River, and have excellent boat launch areas, camping stalls, picnic tables, and playgrounds.
Among the many other recreational facilities are the Cleardale Agricultural Society campground at the Clear River, the Whispering Pines Ski Hill and Chalet, located in the Clear Hills just minutes from Worsley, the George Lake Campground and Hines Creek Golf Course just south of Hines Creek, and the Cleardale Golf and Country Club. As well, there are four lakes stocked with trout located throughout the County: Ole’s Lake, Running Lake, Stoney Lake and Sulphur Lake. The hamlet of Worsley also offers an R.V. park. The campgrounds of Clear Hills County are among the most natural and relaxing in the Peace region as they are rarely full, providing visitors the chance to enjoy not only the sights but also the sounds of nature.
The Clear River Rodeo is held at the Clear River Rodeo Grounds the second weekend in July each year. Other annual events are the Cleardale Gospel Jamboree held in the second week in June, the Rombs Country and Bluegrass Jamboree held every July long weekend, the Father’s Day Fishing Derby at Running Lake, and Worsley Pioneer Day held the Sunday after the long weekend in August.
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