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: $28 7/2015

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 ?
  • 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) ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Telus Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Telus
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup ?
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
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 ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • 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 ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • 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

41 Reviews

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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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Tschachers

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

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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too tall

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
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: 74
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

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
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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flugelboneman

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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B-Rad502

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

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
Overall Rating:      

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
Overall Rating:      

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
Overall Rating:      

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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aznumwa339

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The Townsite campground at Waterton is the best of the four parks we stayed at in Canada which includes Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. The park service does a great job in maintaining this campground. The spaces between units are very good. You are within walking distance of the falls, the lake and the town of Waterton. The views of the mountains are beautiful and deer wonder through the campsite. Two caveats: nobody in town sells diesel fuel. The nearest supply is at Mountain View about ten miles outside the park. Also the receptacles for your sewer connection are right in the middle of your drive way. So as you pull in make sure to look for it and position your flexible pipe before you unhook. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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greasa

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Waterton Lakes Townsite campground set in a beautiful location. Well kept grounds, with clean amenities. "A" campground was quite noisy due to local traffic. Advise when booking to reserve a spot in "B" campground; more treed area and less noisy. Campground did not allow individual fire pits, nor communal ones either ( dissappointing!!!) We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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dar&lee

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed outside the park at Crooked Creek campground until we could get a site at this Townsite. With online reservation fee, came to $67 for 2 nights plus the national park entrance fees over that. Nice, convenient campground but noisy when the park is full. Very good for walking to restaurants,movie theater,shopping but you will still need a vehicle to get to most hiking areas. www.pccamping.ca for reservations Sites are Big-rig friendly. Cellphone reception in the park is awful. Normally very windy. Deer in the park but they can be aggressive with food and pets, don't feed them. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Truck Camper.

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docclayton

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff very professional and helpful. Sites are unbelievable: right on the lake and close to town, quite stunning. Restroom facilities including bathroom and showers were the BEST we have ever used: a model for other campgrounds. BEWARE: This campground can be unbelievably windy so if the winds are up you might want to request a site away from the lake for both reduced wind and reduced humidity. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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