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Jasper National Park

Camping Information

Campground         Location from townsite Open     Close PWS ELEC UNS PRIM SHOWER
Whistlers     3.5 km south May 2 Oct 13 120 126 535 yes 
Wapiti 5.4 km south May 16 May 19 86 276 yes
June 20 Sep 21 86 278 yes
Wapiti Winter 5.4 km south Oct 13 May 1/2015 40 53 yes
Wabasso 16.5 km south June 20 Sep 1 51 180
Pocahontas 45 km east May 16 Sept 7 140
Snaring River 13 km east May 16 Sep 14 66
Kerkeslin 36 km south June 20 Sep 1 42
Honeymoon Lake 52.5 km south June 20 Sep 1 35
Jonas Creek 78 km south May 16 Sep 1 25
Columbia Icefield 106 km south May 16 Oct 13 33
Wilcox 107.5 km south June 6 Sept 28 46

Icefields Centre RV
(Trailers and RVs only. Water & fire not available on site)

105 km south April 1 Oct 31 100

PWS : Power, Water, Sewer ELEC : Electricity UNS : no hook-ups, flush toilets PRIM : dry toilets SHO : showers

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Campfire Program at Wabasso and Wilcox Campgrounds

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Whistlers

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers

Map of Whistlers Campground

A family trip to Whistlers campground has something for everyone: A playground for the kids, hot showers for mom and a chance for dad to show off his fire-making skills. Parks Canada interpreters put on evening shows all summer long, and a new interpretive trail running through the campground means it’s an easy walk or bike ride to town for an ice cream afterward.

"oTENTiks are comfortable for groups and families alike"  ''oTENTiks are comfortable for groups and families alike'' 
© Parks Canada / R. Bray

Whistlers oTENTiks and Cottage Tents

Perhaps you’ve never camped before, or perhaps you have and you’re just not interested in the tenting thing anymore? Learn more

New for you this summer, you’re invited to try a Parks Canada oTENTik where you can rough it without getting your clothes too ruffled. Bring your own food, drinks, axe and bedding, and Parks Canada supplies the structure, equipped with electricity, heaters, bunk beds and sleeping pads. Each oTENTik can sleep up to 6 people. All of them are exceptionally busy during the summer months, so reservations are a must! 

We also invite you to try the cottage tents where you can rough it without getting your clothes too ruffled – bring your own food, drinks, axe and bedding, and Parks Canada will take care of everything else.

This is the largest of Jasper’s campgrounds, with 781 sites and modern amenities including hot and cold running water, showers that don’t need tokens to stay running, and electrical and full hook-up sites for RVs.  

Wapiti

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers

Map of Wapiti campgound

On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti campground has nice private sites for tenting and electrical hook up spots for RVs. However, what makes Wapiti unique is that it operates year-round, offering 362 sites in the summer, and 93 winter camping spots with amenities like hot showers, electricity and fire rings.

Wapiti is a great campsite for family outings at any time of year. It’s close to town for supply runs or rainy day movies, and in the winter campers often get first crack at the slopes and cross country trails (because to really appreciate a campfire, you have to use it to thaw your ski boots!)

Wabasso

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Map of Wabasso Campground

Elk Just another day in Jasper's campgrounds © C. Whitty

With pristine views, rushing river water and now, electrical sites for small RVs, Wabasso lets you get away from it all, without getting rid of it all, so bring your rice cooker and your coffee maker!

This quiet campground is tucked away on the 93A, a secondary highway offering excellent road biking opportunities, particularly in the fall. This is a good staging area for overnight treks into the backcountry and shorter day trips to Moab Lake and Athabasca falls.

Wabasso features heated bathrooms with lights, flush toilets, and hot and cold running water.

Honeymoon Lake

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet

Map of Honeymoon Lake Campground

Being able to replace ringing phones, noisy traffic and city smog with roaring waterfalls, quiet lakeside strolls and the smell of bacon cooking over a campfire gives you a sense of how Honeymoon campground got its name.

Just down the road from Sunwapta Falls, on the shores of Honeymoon Lake, this campground features rustic amenities in an intimate, 35-site setting.
Opportunities abound for any level of family adventure in the area, and range from a backcountry trip to Big Bend campground, a day on the water at Honeymoon, Osprey or Buck Lakes, or an evening of dining and drinks at the Sunwapta falls restaurant.

Campground facilities are rustic, and include picnic tables, metal fire rings, outhouses and a natural canoe launch.

Kerkeslin

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet

Map of Kerkeslin Campground

This quiet, shady campground is an excellent stop-over for RVers and cyclists looking for absolute peace and quiet, as it’s one of the more overlooked campgrounds in Jasper National Park. Campground facilities are rustic, with picnic tables, outhouses, metal fire rings and a natural canoe launch.

In fact, Kerkeslin is home to one of the best-kept secrets in Jasper. Experienced canoeists and backcountry enthusiasts can launch a canoe into the river and skip an 8km slog of an otherwise world-class hike to one of Jasper’s crown jewels – the Fryatt Valley.

Jonas Creek

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Map of Jonas Creek Campground

Get a taste of the backcountry, without the sweat and stinky boots. A night at Jonas can either be spent within earshot of the babbling creek or, for more hardy campers, up on a hillside immersed in the forest, away from it all.

Less-busy than the campgrounds closer to town, Jonas is also a nice overnight stop for RV’rs or cyclists who just need a quiet place to put up for the night.

Campground facilities are basic, and include outhouses, picnic tables and metal fire rings.

Columbia Icefield

Tenting only

Map of Columbia Icefield Campground

Down the road from the world-renowned Columbia Icefields, this campground puts you on the doorstep of some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Glacier views are had from most campsites and from the windows of the cozy log cookhouses.

Glacier geeks can get their fix in the interactive glacier gallery at the icefields centre, and even hitch a ride onto the glacier itself on a Brewster snow coach. More adventuresome travellers can book a guided walk on the glacier.

Campground facilities are rustic, and include outhouses, picnic tables and metal fire rings. In the winter, the unserviced icefield centre parking lot is available for self-contained RVs.

Wilcox Creek

Best suited for motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Map of Wilcox Creek Campground

Sitting at the base of one of Jasper’s premiere dayhikes, with which it shares its name, Wilcox campground is also down the road from the Columbia icefield, offering access to a variety of family friendly amenities and day trips.

Campground facilities are rustic, and include outhouses, picnic tables, cook shelters and metal fire rings.

Wilcox in Winter

Hardy campers who wish to stay in the Columbia Icefields area are permitted to tent at the Wilcox Pass Trailhead. Note that this site is unmaintained during the winter. No water, garbage collection or maintenance services are offered. Please pack-out what you pack in and be aware that snowfall may impact access to privies. Fires are not permitted. After a snowfall, parking areas are ploughed only after all roads are cleared. Campers should be prepared with shovels.

The Wilcox Trailhead site requires a bivy/camping permit. Call 780-852-6177 for information.

Pocahontas

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Map of Pocahontas Campground

Pocahontas is a secluded gem, nestled just inside the east boundary of the park on the Miette road.

While the babbling creek and quiet, spacious sites are nice, this campground’s best feature is the nearby trailhead for Sulphur Skyline and Utopia Pass – two spectacular hikes that conclude with a soak at the world famous Miette Hotsprings.

Pocohontas offers basic services, including running water, fire rings and flush toilets. Restaurants, gift shops and a cafe are located nearby along the Miette road, and the town of Jasper is 30 minutes away.

Snaring River

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Map of Snaring Campground 

Snaring has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. There are even a few spots along the river with dramatic views of jagged peaks.

While the riverside sites are often the first to go, there are some equally good spots in the walk-in tenting area that don’t fill up as fast. They just require that you park your car and carry your stuff a short way to set up, where bear-proof lockers are provided for food storage

While services here are simple, with outhouses and fire rings taking care of the basics, this is one of the more popular campgrounds in Jasper, so plan on arriving early.