6 Parks near Jasper National Park, Alberta
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
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 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 2016 - $35.00
This lovely quiet wooded campground is only 2 km south of the town of Jasper. There are fire and no fire loops, and sites range from totally unserviced to fully serviced (30w E, W, S). There is considerable variability as to site size and privacy. Full service sites seem to have the least privacy and tend to be small. We were in loop 30 (unserviced, no fires) and the sites were spacious and offered good privacy. There are two shower buildings with 6 showers each, one for men and the other for women to service the 700+ campsites. Each loop has a washroom with toilets, sinks with hot & cold water, electric outlets, as well as an outdoor sink for washing dishes. The dump station can accommodate 8 RVs at one time, but black tank flushes are not possible as the non-potable water hose does not have a proper fitting. There is no WiFi, but cell phone coverage is good throughout the campground. Free WiFi is available at the municipal library (open daily expect Sun). Paid WiFi ($2/20min) is available at the laundromat on Patricia St. The PetroCanada, next to Robinsons grocery store on Connaught Dr sells propane by the pound. Both of the PetroCanada stations and the Shell on Connaught sell diesel. - driftdiver1
Sep 2016 - $25.00
I really enjoyed this park. The site areas are semi- mowed in an area big enough to keep the mosquito's down. We had Elk in the campground every day. One day we had a bear pass through. The folks who were our neighbors were really nice. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. - illini777
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Whistlers campground has fully serviced sites but we stayed in an unserviced site because we reserved late. The website reservation system is excellent. All of the public toilets (there are lots) have flush toilets and hot water as well as a large outside sink for tenters to wash up dishes. There are fewer shower sites but they have many stalls and no charge. The sani-dump facility was large, included in the camping fee and very clean. The Whistlers campground is an easy bicycle to Jasper townsite. Our site 26KK backed onto a large meadow and we had elk walking by our window. - User3527
Jul 2016 - $27.00
First stayed in electrical parking lot: a paved lot with lines. Had nice washroom and showers. Then had an interior site with very large sites, fire ring, picnic table. But interior roads range from fair to poor. The interior rooms are old and have no showers. No water or sewer at the site. Park is very picturesque, we would return. - janel323
Nov 2015 - $30.00
This campground is open year round. In the WINTER it is just the paved parking lot that is open. They do plow it out. With 30 amp plugs, new bathrooms put in a few years back. Always have stayed in the WINTER mostly as an over night spot. Sani dump in town. If the snow isn't deep you can walk to the river and around the rest of the campground. Normally don't have anyone else staying in the WINTER. People do use the bathrooms as a rest stop. Have no idea what it is like in the summer with people around. Looks like everyone could be in there tight. - Full-time Canadian RVer
Jul 2015 - $32.00
We stayed in the overflow area which is paved loop, with electric hookup. there was a bath house right in the area, very convenient. Super clean. No charge for the shower, but there was no control of the water and it was HOT! Had ellk wander through the lot in the morning and saw many more bedded down on the way out. We didn't have a reservation and we were glad to get a space in the park. - Wyboo
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
Jun 2016 - $19.00
No change from previous reviews except the price has crept up a little. You register at an unstaffed kiosk then park wherever you like in the lower north parking lot. You can get pretty close to level around the parking lot edges but in other areas, you'll be so unlevel that you probably won't want to put out your slides. You can go indoors at the visitor center to use the restrooms. Generator hours are limited to a couple of hours in the evening and a couple in the morning. They only enforce the generator hours if someone complains. You'll have no cell phone or wifi and, of course, no services at all beyond the parking spot. Still, you can't beat the views! - Danno
Oct 2015 - $16.00
You stay there mainly for the view, and for the experience. Campground is actually the RV parking of the visitors center, which becomes a Parks Canada no-service campground for the night.
No service. But the view is incredible. Where else will you see 5 glaciers and 9000-feet mountains when looking out your window?
Heed all security warning, there ARE some black bears in the area... - Merveilleuse