6 RV Parks near Jasper National Park, Alberta
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This park does not have any pull thrus that I could see, all of them are forest service type back ins. Some are bigger than others and when you make your reservation you need to find something large enough if you have an RV. We didn't see any evidence of bear or elk in the park so things have been kept pretty clean by the campers. The area is beautiful, especially the Miette Hot Springs and Maligne canyon. - saturn7
Jun 2011 - $49.00
Large, spacious drive-through sites, although in a very treed environment. Bears and elk have been problems, but we did not see any of them. It is a bit pricey for what you get, however there is only one shower for campground. - dandd
Jul 2009 - $21.00
Excellent campground - nearest to Miette Hot Springs. No services, no TV, no satellite radio, no cell phone coverage. Very big sites - fairly level. Road rather narrow for 40' motor home with toad but passable. Only complaint - signage not adequate off main Jasper Park Road and off side road passing campground. We passed the first turnoff and had to travel 5 miles + before able to do a U turn with toad attached. Sign is about 50 feet before turnoff to campgrounds and until you turn a bend, the gate is not obvious. - Joe Chernow
Aug 2013 - $40.00
Nothing negative to say about this park. Within walking distance to the Athabasca River. Group campfires with performances by nature analysts and park wardens happen daily. Large, spacious sites with hookups, firepits and lots of privacy. About 15km from downtown Jasper. - Jaclyn
Jul 2012 - $27.00
A little disappointed with this one. First off one of the two roads heading in were very bumpy, so much so that we had to slow down to a snail's pace. The campground itself was quite nice as far as layout and general appeal. The site we had (and saw many others this way) was not very good. It was hard to back into (unless you're good at backing in a "s" pattern) and it was too narrow. Could not open our awning more than three feet. There was a fire pit and picnic table behind a barrier at the rear of the site though. If I ever return to Jasper I will not stay here again. - dabat
Sep 2017 - $26.00
All you get is electricity here and it is a parking lot, but the surrounding area is woods and meadows and quite nice. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again. - Don Geidel
Aug 2017 - $32.00
Wapiti is primarily an unserviced campground (sections AA & FF have electricity) best suited for tents and smaller RV's. Reservations need to be made as far in advance as possible. However, there is one section (AA) that is non-reservable (i.e., first come, first serve). It is nothing but a large paved circular area with RV's lined up side-by-side-by-side, though each site has electricity, but no water. There is a central dump station and water fill area available for all campers. So, if you are in Jasper without a reservation, this can serve as a good base. While the main campground has one large central building with hot showers, to serve the over 300 sites, this 30 site loop has its own clean modern washrooms with free hot showers, electric outlets, and flush toilets. There also is a dishwashing sink with hot water. There are a few picnic tables with fire pits around the perimeter of the loop as well as down the hill by the Athabasca river. - driftdiver1
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Had reservations so no issue getting in, was disturbed to see vacant sites each night when they insist the camp site is full, understand people booking and then being a no show, campers shoved into the overflow should be allowed into the vacant sites. Parks canada should have a cut-off time . - neilmcb2002
May 2018 - $25.00
Initially, we reserved for full hook-up sites for two nights. When we arrived, the first night we could only access 30AMP. The staff was apologetic, but no choice. The second night we were able to move to a full hook-up site. The sites are all back-ins and located in gravel "loops" which are surrounded by a paved perimeter road with potholes and rough patches. Each loop shares a restroom and shower building. There are fire pits but there is a burn ban in effect. Picnic tables are on each site. We didn't see bear in or around the campsites, but there are deer and elk wandering all over the place. Keep your supplies locked up - not in a cooler left on your picnic table. We enjoyed the stay here and would return to a full hook-up site. - SilverBear
May 2018 - $23.00
Rate shown is dry camping in US dollars. Worth noting that Whistler will be closed in 2019 to be overhauled so any camping in this area will be a challenge. We dry camped in section 29 and the restroom was still closed due to "frozen pipes". We used our generator in the AM and PM per the requirements but many campers ignored the hours. Once the holiday weekend was over, we were the only campers in a loop of almost 30 sites. We are coming back to Jasper in August and actually moved our August reservation from their Wabasso campground to Whistler as the road construction will close the southern part of PH93A. Thus, you will have to drive over a ridge every time you want to go to / from the campground. Plus, we will have more shade for dry camping at Whistler. - cherib
May 2018 - $38.00
Very large spacious sites with numerous pine trees. Unfortunately, a lot of them are dead, and some sites make it tight for big rigs pulling into the sites. Although the campground is large, it is quiet. Utilities were handy and worked well. Only 30 amp is available and there is no cable for TV, but then people come here for the nature, and it is beautiful. The nice little town of Jasper and the Icefields Parkway are nearby. - Light
Jul 2016 - $12.00
We actually looked at this campground to use with our 30' 5th wheel but chickened out and thought we would report our observations anyway.
The campground is located on a dense pine covered hillside east of the parkway, up a quarter mile long access road about 2 miles south of the Icefields visitor center or about 1 mile north of the Banff/Jasper Park boundary sign. There is a VERY popular hiking trailhead at the foot of the CG access road that can reduce this part of the road to a single lane at times.
The campsites are short and narrow "shoulder-side-pulloff" type widely scattered around 6 narrow one way roads along the hillside. There is a water fill with threaded faucet and dump station along the exit road at the foot of the hill and we saw 2 other threaded water points scattered in the campground. The CG also had a couple of vault toilets and an open kitchen structure. No cell service, no off air TV just a scenic National Forest type campground.
The park service recommends a 27' maximum length and we saw only one site that was as long as 34', tree-to-tree. It looked to us that the suggested ~27' length limit should apply to the combined length of your rig, meaning a vehicle with a short trailer or a class A/B/C unit no longer than that. Given the narrow interior CG roads (and limited parking space), we thought it would be all but impossible to parallel park a 27' towable with slideouts on any site. It looked to us that you could (carefully) drive/pull any type of unit 30' or less through the lowest road in the CG if you wanted to just pass through and use the water/dump station at the exit.
CG fee was the same as the nearby parking lot at the Icefields visitor center, $15.70 CAD/nite, and an optional daily permit for a fire (including firewood) was an additional $8.80 CAD. Dump fees for non-campers was $9.00 CAD. Flush toilets and free WiFi (with chit from the Jasper National Park desk) available at the Icefields visitors center 2 miles north. - readontheroad
Aug 2017 - $16.00
Aug 3, Thursday Columbia Icefield Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta - Self pay $15.70, no hookups, large RV parking lot at the Centre This was an overflow campground but it's available for boondocking right next to the Centre where you can buy tickets for a bus tour of the glacier or hike up a trail on your own. There are vault toilets to use at night when the Centre is not open. We arrived around 9:30 in the morning and RV's were leaving from staying the night. The parking lot is also used for parking RV's during the day for the Centre so it does fill up. Most evenings the parking lot is full and you must have self- registered at the booth to stay the night. The night we stayed there only 17 rigs were there. We were lucky to find a spot that was level since the lot does slope down. The views from the lot are amazing with glaciers and mountains surrounding it. This was a good one night stop but be warned RV's come and go during the day and park where ever they feel like. Short walk to reach the Icefield Centre which is an observatory looking out across to the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield. It is also a Canada Travel Information stop and has a restaurant and gift shop. Tickets are sold here for the bus tours out to the glacier where passengers change to special busses that will drive you out to the glacier so you can walk around. You may also hike out there on your own. Very busy place! - gsnakehill
Jul 2017 - $13.00
If you camp in only one parking lot a year, this one in the Jasper National Park should be it. It has gorgeous views of the Canadian Rockies and the nearby Athabasca Glacier; the cost is minimal and the rules relaxed. There's always plenty of space once day-trippers clear out, a park guide told us, and indeed the lot was 1/5 full on a Saturday night in mid-July when every camp within hundreds of miles was full. You can stay more than one night. There are no restrictions on the use of either slides or jacks. You will need to work at getting your rig level. Generator use is restricted to a couple of hours in the morning and evening. A discovery center is nearby (and five flights up) with hotel, restaurant, theatre and WiFi (look around or ask someone for the password). - Mtmoi
Jul 2016 - $12.00
Probably the only CG between Lake Louise and Jasper for rigs longer than 27'. Dry camping in large, treeless sloping asphalt lot used for parking during the day and RV camping at night. Pull thru sites in the middle of the lot and back in sites at perimeter. Outstanding views of mountains and glaciers, with vault toilets at lot and full service restrooms at nearby visitors center. And did I mention the excellent views?
No water/dump available for RVs and I didn't notice any water fountains in visitors center but bottled water was available from vending machines. For rigs less than ~27-30 feet, water and pay dump station is available seasonably up a steep hill at Wilcox Creek CG about 2 miles south.
Free, fast WiFi with chit from Jasper National Park desk available 24 hrs/day in visitors center (and in camping area with appropriate amplifier). Visitors center also has moderately priced cafeteria and expensive dining room.
We took the advice of park ranger to arrive before 11A or after 6P when the crush of day users in the lot subsides. We camped on the Friday of a 3 day holiday weekend and camping area was less than 50% occupied after 6P (after being all but full at midday).
Not sure where the camping prices listed in the other post came from, we paid $15.70 CAD per nite according to the signs at the self check-in kiosk and I later confirmed that price with park rangers and that this price has been in effect all season. - readontheroad