Wapiti Campground

Jasper National Park

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Icefields Parkway
Jasper, AB, Canada
780-852-6176
Reservations: 877-737-3783
Official Website

GPS: 52.8389, -118.066

Last Price Paid: $36
Number of Sites: 362
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3494 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
17 reviews
Nightly rate: $36
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: FF33
“Mixed bag”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

Overall Rating

Granted we were here during the Labor Day weekend which is a holiday weekend in Canada as well as the US. So those 2-3 nights were a zoo. Campground was full, people were celebrating the last weekend of summer, it seemed crowded (sites are fairly close and not private) and noisy. AFTER the holiday our stay improved quite a bit since the campground was only about 25% occupied and was quiet. That said, location is good for exploring sites and hikes closer to Jasper than Banff (especially Parker Ridge, Valley of 5 Lakes, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, Athabasca and Sumwapta Falls). Amenities were good: electric at site, water available at a central location, shower house was clean and had 5 or 6 shower stalls. Access was easy. Roads inside the campground were a tad rough.

Main note: 50% of the mature lodge pole pine trees in Jasper NP are succumbing to the pine bark beetle infestation. Right now they are reddish brown. We could almost fool ourselves into seeing “fall colors” but truth is you are looking at a half dead forest. Yes, it’s Nature at work, cleaning out the old to make way for the new, expedited by changing climate, but we didn’t drive 2500 miles to camp in a dead forest. Probably would have stayed here even if we’d known ahead since there were things we wanted to see and do in the area, but forewarning would have saved us some dismay.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


9 reviews
Nightly rate: $36
Days stayed: 3
“Not recommended unless desperate”

Reviewed Jul 25, 2018

Overall Rating

Reservations required to get an actual site in the woods, which all looked nicely spread out with good privacy. FCFS available for the same (too high) price in the “winter area” which is just a parking lot with electric posts. This place does the job if you’re desperate to find a site near Jasper, but it was not ideal at all. Two shower houses for the whole campground- one close to the winter lot, and the other near the entrance, meaning people were driving to take showers. Showers were pretty outdated and not well cleaned. Water would only run for 15 seconds per “push” and it was frigid. We stayed 3 nights because we couldn’t find any other non-reservation options.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Icefields Parkway – May 2017

  We left Banff earlier today and traveled on the Icefields Parkway, through Banff National Park and then directly into Jasper National Park. I know this gets redundant, but this place is fantabulou...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available

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