Wapiti Campground Wapiti Campground (Parks Canada) in Jasper National Park is rated 7.0 of 10 at Campground Reviews. This place does the job if you’re desperate to find a site near Jasper, but it was not ideal at all. Elk herd hangs out in the campground and the meadows just to the north. You have made some great suggestions. Reservations required to get an actual site in the woods, which all looked nicely spread out with good privacy. We left Banff earlier today and traveled on the Icefields Parkway, through Banff National Park and then directly into Jasper National Park. They are push-button which times out quickly and there is no temperature control. Most campgrounds are seasonal and open from mid-May to mid-October. I understand that, but why wasn't this built into the $38.40 I already paid? The campground has a central dump station, with fresh water to refill your tanks. The facilities were very nice. We are over 50ft (rig + tow) and got in without a problem and were able to fit in most sites in this campground. Campendium is an Amazon associate site and earns from qualifying purchases. Which popular attractions are close to Wapiti Campground? Campground visitors report frequent elk sightings! We are in Canmore, Alberta, nestled in the Canadian Rockies close to the majestic Three Sisters mountains. Each loop (A-Y) also has several centrally located restrooms throughout the massive campground. Nearby attractions include Marmot Basin Ski Area (5.3 km), Sunwapta Falls and Canyon (0.00 km), and Highway 93A (1.7 km). Free firewood with burn permit seems a bit different, instead of just paying for wood. The loop I drove in was flooded and the bathroom was easily a 500-foot walk away. Appropriately, we saw elk almost daily sometimes walking directly through our campsites, which is awesome! For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm. Only one shower building was open but we managed. Granted we were here during the Labor Day weekend which is a holiday weekend in Canada as well as the US. Luckily, Whistler Campground across the street is being remodeled with new shower houses throughout the campground… hopefully, they do away with the temperature-controlled, fixed head, and push-button debacles that plaque Wapiti. Located six kilometers south of the Jasper town site, Wapiti Campground is one of three large, serviced campgrounds in Jasper National Park; Whistlers and Wabasso being the other two. Become a Campendium Supporter and enjoy ad-free browsing plus bonus features! And the Ice Field Parkway views are breath taking. Two showe... This is a brand new overflow campground in Jasper National Park. $38.40 was my nightly reservation rate online. Most of the smaller ones don't. Be the first to add a video for Wapiti Campground! Icefields and Wilcox Campgrounds However, what makes Wapiti unique is that it operates year-round, offering 362 sites in the summer, and 93 winter camping spots with … more. The roads in and throughout the campground are in really poor condition, but it does provide opportunities to see elk EXTREMELY up close as they come into the campground … Each campsite also has a table, fire ring/grill and food storage locker. Right now they are reddish brown. Jasper town site is very small, you can easily walk through the entire town in a morning or afternoon outing. The campground has a central dump station, with fresh water to refill your tanks. July and August are the busiest months and for the most enjoyable trip, I recommend booking your campgrounds in advance (reservations open in January). The entirety of the othe... Informed RVers have rated 13 campgrounds near Wapiti, Wyoming. 194 reviews Q&A - Ask the Community about Wapiti Campground, Written by someone with an affiliation to the property, Duplicate review submitted by the same member, Multiple reviews submitted by members of the same household, Reviewer did not actually visit the location, The Best RV Parks and Campgrounds in the Florida Keys, America's Top National Parks for RV Camping, The Mighty 5: All the Camping in Utah’s National Parks, The Top 15 States for RV Camping in National Forests, What You Need To Know About The New Camping Rules Near The Tetons, The Best State Park Campgrounds in Each State. Tent & RV friendly. Date modified : 2018-01-31 Book early! more. We booked our spot quite late and didn't have many options to choose from. See more questions & answers about this hotel from the Tripadvisor community. Well, we certainly have you covered. The shower houses are terrible. Wapiti campground has more trees and offers more privacy between campsites than nearby Whistlers Please select a reason for flagging this item: © 2020 Campendium Inc. All rights reserved. $38.40 was my nightly reservation rate online. Great location. Trailhead: End of Maligne Lake Road, 48 km from Jasper Townsite. However, what makes Wapiti unique is that it operates year-round, offering 362 sites in the summer, and 93 winter camping spots with amenities like hot showers, electricity and fire rings. Only 20 minutes from Banff National Park and off Trans-Canada Highway 1 adjacent to Travel Alberta Information Centre. OPEN: First come first served. 8 km return. Value. Luckily, Wapiti Campground in Jasper National Park is up to the challenge. We stayed 3 nights because we couldn’t find any other non-reservation options. Jasper, home to Alberta’s tallest mountain, shelter to diverse wildlife from black bears to mountain goats and elks, is an Alpine town surrounded by gorgeous wilderness. On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti campground has nice private sites for tenting and electrical hook up spots for RVs. Although there are few sites with even an electrical hookup, the tent sites accommodate motor homes and trailers as well with level sites. So those 2-3 nights were a zoo. He said for firewood. Please Note: The sites fill up fast and must be reserved via Parks Canada Reservation system. Perfect campground spot. On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti campground has nice private sites for tenting and electrical hook up spots for RVs. The location is nice being close to Jasper. There is winter camping at Wapiti campground. It's also closer to the Athabasca River and a great trail which leads into town (although it's pretty far). The outrageous thing is with all this wood that needs to be burned they still charge you $8.80 for the priveledge to help them dispose of the dead loss (Do Not Cut even a limb off a tree... illegal). 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