Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Townsite Campground (Parks Canada)

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta



Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Phone: (403) 859-5133

Sites: 237
Recent Rate: $34 8/2015

Latitude: 49.04835
Longitude: -113.90989

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Rogers, Telus Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Rogers,Telus
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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45 Reviews

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TRDAWG

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are level wide and long. There is a lot of maneuvering room to get in and out of the sites. We a reservation so checkin was fast and easy. There are few trees. That's OK with us - we got satellite reception from the US. The free WiFi (all over Waterton) is OK but nothing special; just good for basic email most of the time. The sewer connections are oddly placed in the middle of the site. We connected then drove our rig into place at one site to take advantage of the sewer. At another site we just didn't bother it was so badly placed. Good power and water. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Check you sewer connection before getting set up. You may have to adjust your rig a bit to use the connections.

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Camper_Guy

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay. It is adjacent to the town of Waterton and the park has many great hiking and biking trails. The views are spectacular. The sites are spacious with many being pull through for easy access. The washrooms and showers are clean and plentiful. The only negative is that the sewer connection is in the centre of the site, under the RV. This creates a problem if you don't notice this until you are set up. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be prepared as this is a windy area. Watch your awnings.

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petpeople

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $34.00
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Love this campground. We had car problems so this was an easy walk into town, marina,etc.. The price includes the online reservation fee. While we could see the other campers there was enough room between sites. We enjoyed the shows at the Interpretive Center and the many paved walkways. Each night after dinner the deer came into the park. The only negative would be the numerous holes made by the ground squirrels. Some are break an ankle size. No fires due to dry conditions. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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MD3

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the overflow, no services sites. The area could use a working water tap near the one and only camp kitchen. It could also use a garbage bin. Excellent bike,hiking paths. Great town. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Must try the ice cream shops...good. Excellent shopping stores. Wonderful lake front paths,park benches, picnic tables, wonderful scenery.

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mcbridemurphy

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
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This park is very open but spacious. The sewer hookup is in the middle of the site, right under the trailer...very awkward for hook up. Love watching the fox hunt for ground squirrels in the campground. Sometimes there are sheep and deer though they are discouraged from being in the town. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tschachers

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
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Very convenient to town. Wildlife in the campground. Nice large sites. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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too tall

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground in small town surrounded by mountains. Sites were large and accessible. Sewer was in middle of trailer pad under trailer. Washroom dated but clean.Town easy walk away.Second area across bridge site had grass 1 foot high. All sites had gopher holes be careful walking We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DaveInOhio

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty mountains all around and the nearby lake and town make this a lovely location. The campground is well laid out with nice green grass between sites, though no trees, shade, nor privacy. The water, electrical, and sewer hookups worked well, but they were a bit inconveniently placed at the center of the long site, with the sewer underneath the RV. There is no WiFi nor laundry. We found this to be a lovely spot for a few days in the mountains. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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charms51

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
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We liked this park mainly because the full-hookup sites were well-spaced and it's close proximity to the town and lakes area. More trees would have been nice but, the staff was very friendly, responsive and helpful. One thing to note, is that the sewer drain is located directly in the middle of your site thus, you either have to drive far enough forward and then attach and back up, or you will need to park nearly on top of the site cement patio area in order not to have to crawl under your unit. There was only one shower stall in the bathroom building near our site, which was intended for a large section of the campground. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

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flugelboneman

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
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We have made the trek to Waterton three times and previously rated the park highly. I have lowered the rating due to the poor supervision and responses to complaints. RV etiquette requiring people not to pass between occupied sites, is not mentioned in the campground rules. We were in section A that borders the village of Waterton. We had people constantly taking short cuts through our site. On one occasion a vehicle drove between our sites where toddlers were playing and another instant we had a large class A diesel pusher pulling a car drive right through two sites. Twice I complained to the kiosk to no avail. No response was forthcoming from park staff. It is still a spectacular place and we feel badly it is marred by this inattention. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

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B-Rad502

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $39.00
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Location cannot be beat! Very close to all amenities in town either by walking or bike. Pull-through sites with full hook-ups (30amp). Always thought it was wierd having the sewer hook-up in the middle of the space under your trailer? Grass in between the sites. Staff is very nice/helpful. Will definitely stay here again in the future. Only downside is that the restrooms appeared as though they are only cleaned once per day. With how busy this CG is, a few times a day would make things nicer. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Maltaman

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $44.00
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Spacious sites, electricity turned off and on. There were high winds for the last 2 days that made it uncomfortable blowing the trailer around. The area does not block the wind. Even still, the beauty of the area surpasses the wind. Odd hookups in that the sewer is in the middle of the drive. Walking distance to the pier, shops and the waterton cruise. Well worth the trip. Wieners of Waterton is a must do. Probably would not return, although glad we made the visit. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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dhansen871

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
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This a very nice large RV location. Plenty of space between vehicles with lots of grass. The only weird thing was that sewer dump for our and companion's RV was underneath the rig. Had to hook it up to the dump location and then back up over it. Pull the pipe back to the connection on the RV. This location is next to the town and very easy to walk to. Deer casually walked through the RV park several times. Would stay here again. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Fred & Diann

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
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Wonderful! Quiet park. Located close to shops and a waterfall nearby. Great access to surrounding National park. Definitely would return to this park. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Terry G

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $38.00
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Very large park in the middle of town. Great location but a pretty sparse area with hardly a tree to be found and with it's famous constant winds it can be a bit tiring. The place is very well maintained and the parks people were great. We would stay again. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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