Frontcountry reservations launch April 9, 2021 at 8 am MDT.
You can reserve sites at Wapiti, Wabasso, and Pocahontas campgrounds on-line at reservation.pc.gc.ca or by telephone at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). All other campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Frontcountry reservations launch April 9, 2021 at 8 am MDT.
At all campgrounds, firewood is included with the purchase of a fire permit and bear proof lockers are offered for safe food storage. Most of our campgrounds have log cookhouses available in case the weather isn’t cooperating.
To maintain the family-friendly atmosphere that attracts millions here every year, quiet hours, including a liquor, cannabis and fire curfew, are enforced by park wardens between 11 pm and 7 am.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot in the forest or a sunny family atmosphere close to town, Jasper has a campsite with your name on it.
Note: Demand is heaviest from June through September, with July and August being the busiest. To avoid disappointment, make sure you have a camping reservation before coming to Jasper National Park.
Parks Canada is excited with the work we have planned for the reconstruction of Whistlers Campground; Jasper’s largest campground with 781 campsites.
When Whistler’s Campground reopens, visitors will be greeted with a new registration centre, 18 new combined washroom and shower facilities throughout the campground, improved campsites, and wider roads for two-way traffic. Underground services, including water, sewer and electrical systems are also being replaced and existing campsites will be equipped with more 50 Amp capable power sites.
Investments in visitor infrastructure, such as at Whistlers Campground, will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor facilities and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature.
Campgrounds in Jasper National Park
|Name of campground||Campground description||2021 Operating dates||2021 Reservation dates||Fees|
Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers
|Closed for winter 2020/2021|
On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti Campground has nice private sites for tenting and electrical hook-up spots for RVs. Offering 362 sites with amenities like hot showers, electricity and fire pits.
Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailersWapiti Campground map
|May 5 to October 11||May 5 to October 10||$33.01 to $41.81|
With pristine views, rushing river water and electrical sites for small RVs, Wabasso lets you get away from it all, without getting rid of it all (no showers).
Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 35 feetWabasso Campground map
|May 19 - September 20||May 19 - September 19||$30.77 to $36.80|
Pocahontas is a secluded gem, nestled just inside the east boundary of the park on the Miette Road. Pocahontas offers basic services, including running water, fire rings and flush toilets (no showers).
Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feetPocahontas Campground map
|May 19 - September 6
||May 16 - September 5
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.
Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feetSnaring Campground map
|May 19 - September 27||First come, first served||$24.85|
Overflow is a primitive campground that has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. Dry toilets (no showers). Campfires are not permitted.
Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailersOverflow Campground map
|May 21 to September 24||Mix of reservable and first come, first serve sites||$16.05|
Sitting at the base of one of Jasper's premiere day hikes, 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.
Best suited for motorhomes and trailers under 27 feetWilcox Campground map
|June 9 - September 20||First come, first served||$24.85
Being able to replace ringing phones, noisy traffic and city smog with quiet lakeside strolls and the smell of bacon cooking over a campfire gives you a sense of how Honeymoon Campground got its name.
Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feetHoneymoon Lake Campground map
|May 19 - September 20||First come, first served||$24.85|
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.
Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feetKerkeslin Campground map
|May 19 - September 20||First come, first served||$24.85|
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.
Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 25 feetJonas Campground map
|June 9 - September 6||First come, first served||$24.85
Icefield (tents only)
Down the road from the world-renowned Columbia Icefield, 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.
Tenting onlyIcefield Campground map
|June 9 - October 11||First come, first served||$24.85
Icefields Centre RV
Trailers and RVs only. Water and fire not available on site.
|May 19 - September 20||First come, first served||$16.05|
A family trip to the iconic Whistlers Campground has something for everyone: a playground for the kids, hot showers, and a chance to show off your fire-making skills. Parks Canada interpreters put on evening shows all summer long, and a trail running through the campground means it's an easy walk or bike ride to town for an ice cream afterward.
Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailersWhistlers Campground map
|Open summer 2021, check back for more info||-||$23 to $47.84|
New to camping? Don't like the idea of buying gear or the hassle of setting up camp?
|Open summer 2021, check back for more info.||-||$120|
- Camping is only permitted at designated campsites
- Vehicles and tents must be within your designated site and on the tent pad
- Do not tie anything to the trees, including tarps. Tarps should be strung using poles
- Secure all food inside your vehicle or hard sided trailer/RV when you aren't eating. Refer to the 'Bare' Campsite program for more information
- Wabasso: 8 am to 11 pm
- Wapiti: 8 am to 11 pm
- Pocahontas: 8 am to 11 pm
- Overflow: 8:30 am to 11 pm
Hours may vary during the season
After hours registration: After hours, please refer to signage in kiosk window of each campground. Locate your name or confirmation # and proceed to designated campsite. Register in the morning at the kiosk by 10 am.
Check in time
Any time after 2 pm.
For Otentiks check-in is between 4 pm and 11 pm.
Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required).
Check out time
Before 11 am.
Maximum equipment allowed per site
A maximum of 2 vehicles, and 2 tents per site
Maximum of 1 RV or Trailer or camper van per site
All camping equipment must fit on the gravel driveway and/or tent pad of the site.
No additional parking is available
Maximum persons per site
Camping — 6 people (exceptions may be possible for 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people).
We work hard to ensure that visitors get a good night's sleep. It is for this reason that quiet hours are in effect daily.
- Quiet hours are from 11 pm – 7 am
- Campfires, visitors, consumption of alcohol, cannabis and cannabis products are not permitted during this time.
- Only site occupants are allowed in the campground after 11 pm
Please remember, even quiet conversations can carry through a forested area. Excessive noise is not permitted at any time of the day. Please report disturbances to the wardens or park staff.
- Keep fires small – To reduce their impact on the environment, fires must be contained within the fire pit provided and be kept to a reasonable size. It is illegal to start a fire outside of a designated location.
- Use firewood provided – Transporting wood from elsewhere may spread invasive bugs and disease. Do not burn garbage or collect deadfall from the surrounding forest for burning. Use an axe or hatchet to make your own kindling from the firewood provided.
- Keep it down – Please respect your neighbours by keeping your voices down and putting out fires during quiet hours (11 pm – 7 am).
- Never leave a fire – Fires must be attended at all times.
Portable camp showers
You can use portable camp showers as long as you:
- use a basin or tub to collect all water from the shower
- dispose of wastewater in a toilet
Always dispose of wastewater in a toilet. Pouring wastewater on the ground can cause damage to the environment or become a wildlife attractant.
To keep pets and wildlife safe, your pets must be leashed at all times and not left unattended. Pet food should be stored inside your vehicle.
When not being consumed or used, all food, toiletries and items that may attract wildlife must be kept in your vehicle or hard-sided trailer. Coolers are not bear proof. Campers must adhere to the 'Bare' Campsite program or risk having their camping permit revoked without refund.
Birds chirping, leaves rustling and, oh, a generator! Many visitors camp to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Generators are permitted daily between 8 am – 10 am and 5 pm – 7 pm only.
You can be a good neighbour and have a great camping experience by respecting the following guidelines:
- Washing dishes – Please use a personal basin for washing dishes (not the bathrooms, where space is limited) and dump grey water down outdoor sinks.
- Washing laundry - Please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink or toilets. Do not tie clotheslines to the trees. Laundry facilities are available in the Town of Jasper.
- Greywater - Always dispose of greywater/wastewater in a campground toilet, or at a dump station. Pouring wastewater on the ground can cause damage to the environment or become a wildlife attractant.
- Recycling - Bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in each campground.
- Children - To ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite.
- Driving - Respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road.
- Accessing facilities - Please use roadways and pathways to access campground facilities (cook shelters, bathrooms, etc.) and your own campsite. Cutting through a neighbouring campsite will disturb other campers and may cause damage to the fragile vegetation.
A special effort is being made by park staff and campers to ensure that no wildlife attractants are ever left unattended at any sites in these campgrounds. The "Bare" Campsite program is in place for your safety, and to help keep the wildlife in our national parks alive and wild.
Campers who fail to comply with the "Bare" Campsite Program or other regulations listed above may have their camping permit revoked, without a refund. They may also be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring the campsite is maintained in a satisfactory condition.
What to bringThe weather in Jasper National Park is pleasant, but unpredictable. The average high temperature during the day in spring and summer ranges from 10° to 18° Celsius, though temperatures at night can drop below zero. It can also rain, snow or hail any time of year! In order to be prepared for your camping experience, ensure you have:
- warm clothes (bring various layers to help you dress for the weather)
- waterproof clothing (jackets and pants)
- hats and mitts
- a groundsheet for your tent
- sleeping mat
- warm sleeping bag
- extra blankets
- camera (no drones)