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7 RV Parks near Jasper National Park, Alberta
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This park does not have any pull thrus that I could see, all of them are forest service type back ins. Some are bigger than others and when you make your reservation you need to find something large enough if you have an RV. We didn't see any evidence of bear or elk in the park so things have been kept pretty clean by the campers. The area is beautiful, especially the Miette Hot Springs and Maligne canyon. - saturn7
Jun 2011 - $49.00
Large, spacious drive-through sites, although in a very treed environment. Bears and elk have been problems, but we did not see any of them. It is a bit pricey for what you get, however there is only one shower for campground. - dandd
Jul 2009 - $21.00
Excellent campground - nearest to Miette Hot Springs. No services, no TV, no satellite radio, no cell phone coverage. Very big sites - fairly level. Road rather narrow for 40' motor home with toad but passable. Only complaint - signage not adequate off main Jasper Park Road and off side road passing campground. We passed the first turnoff and had to travel 5 miles + before able to do a U turn with toad attached. Sign is about 50 feet before turnoff to campgrounds and until you turn a bend, the gate is not obvious. - Joe Chernow
Aug 2018 - $12.00
We were looking for a place to stay that would be convenient to explore the northern part of Jasper National Park. We're self-contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We stayed for a week in early August in our 8 metre (25 foot) MH. This is a very nice, primitive (no hookups) campground quite conveniently located to Jasper, Miette Hot Springs and Maligne Canyon. There are 63 sites in the CG, all first come, first served. The sites are relatively small (they suggest MH and trailers <27 feet which seems appropriate), adequately spaced, mostly level gravel and mostly shaded. A few are on the river with nice views. There are pit toilets throughout. A fire permit and wood are available for $7/day. There is no electric and no dump. There's a spigot for water (not RV filling). There are 2 free dump stations with potable water (no rinse water) in Jasper 18 km (11 miles) from CG. We had usable ATT cell service with an antenna while roaming on Rogers and no Verizon service at the campground. There a train that runs at night in the distance. There is also an overflow camping area ~300 m (~0.25 mi) beyond Snaring CG which is also very nice and convenient. The overflow area is also primitive (same description as Snaring CG, including pit toilets, but no water spigots), is big rig compatible and has beautiful views. There's a large field for random parking and a section with dirt roads and pull-ins for more private sites. Campfires are not allowed. Water spigots are available at Snaring CG. The overflow area is closer to the train. Note that Whistlers CG (780 sites) will be closed for renovations during 2019 so fewer total sites will be available in the park that summer. - dsvt
Aug 2013 - $40.00
Nothing negative to say about this park. Within walking distance to the Athabasca River. Group campfires with performances by nature analysts and park wardens happen daily. Large, spacious sites with hookups, firepits and lots of privacy. About 15km from downtown Jasper. - Jaclyn
Jul 2012 - $27.00
A little disappointed with this one. First off one of the two roads heading in were very bumpy, so much so that we had to slow down to a snail's pace. The campground itself was quite nice as far as layout and general appeal. The site we had (and saw many others this way) was not very good. It was hard to back into (unless you're good at backing in a "s" pattern) and it was too narrow. Could not open our awning more than three feet. There was a fire pit and picnic table behind a barrier at the rear of the site though. If I ever return to Jasper I will not stay here again. - dabat
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Camped in a 35" motorhome. We are self contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Stayed in site #FF14. Loved it! Pros - - Very close to Athabascus River. Can hear it while camping and a very short walk to it. - Level, spacious site. - Lots of trees, quiet - Very convenient to Jasper and the National Park and Icefield Parkway - A herd of elk hang out in the campground - Saw both grizzly and black bears in and around campground. Cons - - Packed in the summer as would be expected. - Pine beetle damage is very sad. 80-90% of the trees are dead. - Gina A
Jun 2018 - $35.00
I am used to full hook-ups, so I wasn't very happy with electricity only. However, I knew I was fortunate to have electricity - many campers had no services whatsoever. The National Park is so beautiful, I expect the campgrounds to be less than ideal. But I don't like camping on a parking lot, squeezed up close to other campers on both sides. But as I said previously, the beautiful Jasper National Park makes the inconveniences worthwhile. - smockingsal
Sep 2017 - $26.00
All you get is electricity here and it is a parking lot, but the surrounding area is woods and meadows and quite nice. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again. - Don Geidel
Sep 2018 - $46.00
Our stay at this campground began with cold temperatures (-5C), wind, rain, and snow. Fortunately we had FS so were able to operate an electric heater and our furnace to stay warm. After filling the water tank we disconnected the water hose and filter so it would not freeze. The sites are pull-thru with room between you and your neighbour and are fairly level. There is no tv but we had a CBC radio station and good cell service. A short drive from here takes you to Jasper town site. With the winter weather this campground was very quiet. We stayed in a travel trailer and would stay here again. - Living Skies
Aug 2018 - $32.00
This is a very old campground, and it shows. Luckily, it is scheduled for a complete makeover in 2019 as it is badly needed. Loop roads are in very bad shape with major pot holes and scraping trees. Sites have some close trees, and they have planted additional trees very close to the parking area so once they get bigger, it's going to be even more of a problem. There are also a lot of dead trees in the park which was a bit scary with all the fire danger (there are still campfires allowed in some sections). We did like the layout of the park with several small loops with most sites being decent size, and having some level of privacy. No satellite reception in most sites due to tree coverage, but we did notice a few RVs with the dish up. We will visit again in 2020 after the renovations and are looking forward to seeing the improvements. - Jerry and Betsy
Aug 2018 - $32.00
Rate was $32 USD per night for a seven night stay. Site was pull-thru, gravel, FHU, 30 amp with many trees. Spacing between sites was very good. Electric, water, sewer all worked well. We had good Verizon reception, but no DishTV satellite reception. All of Whistlers campground will closed in 2019 for reconstruction. The campgrounds in Jasper and Banff National Parks are quite popular so reservations should be made well in advance of your stay. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Jul 2016 - $12.00
We actually looked at this campground to use with our 30' 5th wheel but chickened out and thought we would report our observations anyway.
The campground is located on a dense pine covered hillside east of the parkway, up a quarter mile long access road about 2 miles south of the Icefields visitor center or about 1 mile north of the Banff/Jasper Park boundary sign. There is a VERY popular hiking trailhead at the foot of the CG access road that can reduce this part of the road to a single lane at times.
The campsites are short and narrow "shoulder-side-pulloff" type widely scattered around 6 narrow one way roads along the hillside. There is a water fill with threaded faucet and dump station along the exit road at the foot of the hill and we saw 2 other threaded water points scattered in the campground. The CG also had a couple of vault toilets and an open kitchen structure. No cell service, no off air TV just a scenic National Forest type campground.
The park service recommends a 27' maximum length and we saw only one site that was as long as 34', tree-to-tree. It looked to us that the suggested ~27' length limit should apply to the combined length of your rig, meaning a vehicle with a short trailer or a class A/B/C unit no longer than that. Given the narrow interior CG roads (and limited parking space), we thought it would be all but impossible to parallel park a 27' towable with slideouts on any site. It looked to us that you could (carefully) drive/pull any type of unit 30' or less through the lowest road in the CG if you wanted to just pass through and use the water/dump station at the exit.
CG fee was the same as the nearby parking lot at the Icefields visitor center, $15.70 CAD/nite, and an optional daily permit for a fire (including firewood) was an additional $8.80 CAD. Dump fees for non-campers was $9.00 CAD. Flush toilets and free WiFi (with chit from the Jasper National Park desk) available at the Icefields visitors center 2 miles north. - readontheroad
Aug 2018 - $12.00
This is nothing but a parking lot for RV's adjacent to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. No hookups. No dump station. The lot is very sloped so leveling is a challenge. Its value is its location, right in the middle of the Icefields Parkway. And the views are amazing. It's also very inexpensive and can be the campsite of last resort when all the others are full. Come early or come late. In the middle of the day this place is packed full with daytime RV visitors. After 6:00 pm it empties out and has plenty of room for overnight stays. Self registration station. Generator hours in the morning and the evening. - RoadtripImages dot com
Aug 2017 - $16.00
Aug 3, Thursday Columbia Icefield Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta - Self pay $15.70, no hookups, large RV parking lot at the Centre This was an overflow campground but it's available for boondocking right next to the Centre where you can buy tickets for a bus tour of the glacier or hike up a trail on your own. There are vault toilets to use at night when the Centre is not open. We arrived around 9:30 in the morning and RV's were leaving from staying the night. The parking lot is also used for parking RV's during the day for the Centre so it does fill up. Most evenings the parking lot is full and you must have self- registered at the booth to stay the night. The night we stayed there only 17 rigs were there. We were lucky to find a spot that was level since the lot does slope down. The views from the lot are amazing with glaciers and mountains surrounding it. This was a good one night stop but be warned RV's come and go during the day and park where ever they feel like. Short walk to reach the Icefield Centre which is an observatory looking out across to the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield. It is also a Canada Travel Information stop and has a restaurant and gift shop. Tickets are sold here for the bus tours out to the glacier where passengers change to special busses that will drive you out to the glacier so you can walk around. You may also hike out there on your own. Very busy place! - gsnakehill
Jul 2017 - $13.00
If you camp in only one parking lot a year, this one in the Jasper National Park should be it. It has gorgeous views of the Canadian Rockies and the nearby Athabasca Glacier; the cost is minimal and the rules relaxed. There's always plenty of space once day-trippers clear out, a park guide told us, and indeed the lot was 1/5 full on a Saturday night in mid-July when every camp within hundreds of miles was full. You can stay more than one night. There are no restrictions on the use of either slides or jacks. You will need to work at getting your rig level. Generator use is restricted to a couple of hours in the morning and evening. A discovery center is nearby (and five flights up) with hotel, restaurant, theatre and WiFi (look around or ask someone for the password). - Mtmoi