Waterfowl Lakes Campground

Banff National Park

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Icefields Pkwy.
Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
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GPS: 51.8427, -116.6213

Last Price Paid: $21
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: Yes
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

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Thumb chris david
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
95 reviews
Nightly rate: $21
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 96

Chris&David would stay here again

“Great access to hiking and lakes in Banff National Park”

Reviewed Jul 30, 2016

Overall Rating

This NP campground along the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper is one of the few available or open this summer (2016). We were lucky to slip in to an open spot at 11:30am on a busy Friday in late July.

It's a gorgeous spot along the Bow River and the southern tip of Lower Waterfowls Lake. A footbridge over the river from the campground gives hikers perfect access to the trailhead for both Cirque Lake and Chephren Lake. Both are moderate hikes up to emerald waters at the base of rocky glaciers (5-6 km one way).

Our site was had a large clearing for the picnic table and fire ring. Several new restrooms (pit toilets) and kitchen wash areas with running water are located throughout the facility. Sites along the interior of the campground were pretty shady; ours along the exterior was private and sun-dappled.

Because everything is so close together along this set of Four National Parks the super highways (1 or 93) can get you pretty much anywhere you want to go ---along with everyone else--- in less than an hour.

No cell phone service in this area. Very affordable $16 US. Self-register, no reservations needed. 100 sites plus 10 in the tent area. Many would be fine for medium or smaller RVs--- under 30 feet.

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Thumb chris david
Oh Canada! - Beyond

Journal July 20: Departed Sandy first thing in the morning, and stopped to stretch our legs at White River Falls, Tygh Valley, Oregon which is an hour and a half from our house. From there,...

  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available


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