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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Townsite Campground (Parks Canada)

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta



S end of Wind Flower Ave
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0
Phone: (403) 859-5133

Sites: 237
Recent Rate: $29 7/2016

Latitude: 49.048670990412
Longitude: -113.90921667196

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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 yes
  • $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, Bell Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Rogers,Telus,Bell
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • 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

Ratings overview

50 Reviews

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We got lucky and were able to make a 5 day reservation, three days before arriving at the end of June. Not a recommended approach, book as far in advance as possible. This is a lovely open campground on the shores of Waterton Lake, surrounded on three sides by mountains. A full service pull-through site is just under $40 per night (Ntl Park entry fees extra). Our site was perfectly level and had commanding views of the surrounding mountains. As I am composing this review, a male deer is grazing on the grass outside my RV window. The picturesque little town of Waterton is less than a 5 minute walk from the campground. If you plan on cooking your own meals, bring food with you as selection is extremely limited and ridiculously overpriced. Diesel is not available in the town. The closest place for diesel is Mountain View about 20k East of the park and the closest full grocery store is in Pincher Creek about 50 km North East of the park. The town has free WiFi throughout and it is possible to connect from the campground. Both Bell and Rogers phones work in the park. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are plenty of restaurants in town, from a hot dog and fries restaurant to higher end dining.

Visit the Bison compound a few km outside the park gate, admission = free.

The hike up Bear's hump is strenuous, but the views from the summit are spectacular.

Evening walks along the shoreline are a relaxing way to end the day

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

reason for only 9 there was no shade however the sites were large with grass and tables roads were good. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 197
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has great views of mountains around the area. Sites are not the most level I ever had but do work. Just outside the park you can see black bears on both sides of the highway. Water and electric worked just fine, however the sewer connection is in the middle of the gravel site and not at all easy to get to. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything was great here, from the friendly staff when we pulled in to the spacious site, great views, nearby hiking. Cement slab patios, gravel level parking spaces, picnic tables, hookups. Sparkling clean hot showers and restrooms. Deer in the park were a bonus! We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
inner loop
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Choose your site so that your largest window faces the view of the surrounding mountains

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Just a great place. Full hookup with so much space. At least 3 RV's could be in each site if they wanted. Easy walk to town and food and the lake. Great kayaking. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A31
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B37
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 19

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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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