Camping Tips for Jasper National Park

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Written by Madison Valois posted on Friday, July 31st, 2009

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Camping in Jasper National Park

Camping is a great way to experience the Jasper wilderness.

Camping is a great way to experience the Jasper wilderness.

JASPER, Alberta – Jasper National Park’s camping grounds are spacious and clean, and
present the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in Jasper’s
world-renowned Canadian wilderness.

10 Tips for Camping in Jasper National Park

1. Parks Canada operates all ten campgrounds in Jasper National Park.

2. During peak season, 1,772 camping sites are available in Jasper
National Park with a variety of services.

3. The Canadian busy season lasts from June through September, and peaks in July and August.

4. Jasper National Park has a very limited number of serviced (hook-up)
sites, which are only available at Whistler’s and Wapiti campgrounds. During high tourist season, hook-up sites can fill before 11 am and campers often line up early in the morning. Keep in mind that you may not be able to book a hook-up site for your first night during this busy period. Upon arrival, Jasper campground staff will advise you on how to go about getting a hook-up site for the rest of your stay.

5. Dates of operation vary. Alberta’s summer camping begins in early May, with all campgrounds open by mid to late June. Summer campgrounds close throughout September and October. The winter campground is at Wapiti.

6. You can make reservations at the Pocahontas, Whistlers, Wapiti and
Wabasso campgrounds. All other Jasper campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early.

7. Group camping is available for groups with a minimum of ten people. Group campsites can accommodate tents only.

8. Checkout time is 11 a.m.

9. Campers must purchase a camping permit at the Jasper campground kiosk or self-register.

10. Campfires are permitted at most sites. A fire permit must be purchased at kiosks or self-registration booths.

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