Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Wapiti Campground. 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. First come first serve only. Jasper is the jewel of the Canadian Park system. I'd suggest to shower early in the evening or late in the morning because otherwise it gets very crowded. more. The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment. Wapiti Campground On the shore of the Athabasca River and off Highway 93, Wapiti Campground located in Jasper National Park is a year round campground offering private sites for tenting and electrical hook up spots for RV’s. Wapiti Campground has 41 campsites located in the Shoshone National Forest along the shores of the North Fork Shoshone River. Please Note: The sites fill up fast and must be reserved via Parks Canada Reservation system. Appropriately, we saw elk almost daily sometimes walking directly through our campsites, which is awesome! I understand that, but why wasn't this built into the $38.40 I already paid? 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. This is a brand new overflow campground in Jasper National Park. However, what makes Wapiti unique is that it operates year-round, offering 362 sites in the summer, and 93 winter camping spots with … From what I could tell, Wapiti is nicer than the other one. ), Response from JasperPark, Executive Assistant at Wapiti Campground. Access 90 trusted reviews, 3 photos & 20 tips from fellow RVers. We stayed in spot RR44, where we had no hookup. There is a firepit on site, but you need a fire permit to use it, which you can purchase at the front desk. FCFS available for the same (too high) price in the “winter area” which is just a parking lot with electric posts. After that you can take as much wood as you. Wapiti Overview. The sanidump at the entrance is free or charge. Guidelines for random camping in Jasper require you to camp at least 5.0 km. Campendium is an Amazon associate site and earns from qualifying purchases. Only 20 minutes from Banff National Park and off Trans-Canada Highway 1 adjacent to Travel Alberta Information Centre. The river side campground is clean and well maintained. Show Prices . Is parking available at Wapiti Campground? We stayed 3 nights because we couldn’t find any other non-reservation options. They have every type of campsite from tent camping to RV pull troughs. Reservations required to get an actual site in the woods, which all looked nicely spread out with good privacy. Also, depending on when in September you are coming, some of the smaller campgrounds may be closed for the season. Which popular attractions are close to Wapiti Campground? Perfect campground spot. Icefields and Wilcox Campgrounds Show Prices . Although there are few sites with even an electrical hookup, the tent sites accommodate motor homes and trailers as well with level sites. I also found that the temperature was set to ice-cold in the men's while my wife stated that the women’s showers must have been set to scalding hot. Are you on a chase for the best Airbnbs in Jasper? Right now they are reddish brown. Wapiti campground has more trees and offers more privacy between campsites than nearby Whistlers The facilities were very nice. Elk herd hangs out in the campground and the meadows just to the north. I would not recommend staying at this campground unless you have absolutely nowhere else to stay. $38.40 was my nightly reservation rate online. He said for firewood. 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 view is nice The is river nearby and the woods are full of Rockies wildlife such as elks, moose and bears. Nearby attractions include Marmot Basin Ski Area (5.3 km), Sunwapta Falls and Canyon (0.00 km), and Highway 93A (1.7 km). Trailhead: End of Maligne Lake Road, 48 km from Jasper Townsite. Jasper is a town of about 4,600 people in Jasper National Park in the Alberta Rockies region of Alberta, Canada. Jasper town site is very small, you can easily walk through the entire town in a morning or afternoon outing. 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. Each loop (A-Y) also has several centrally located restrooms throughout the massive campground. He said that'll be $8.80. Unfortunately, in 2019 this is the only campground in Jasper National Park with any showers so there is no other place to go. Travels with Yoly 2,116 views AFTER the holiday our stay improved quite a bit since th... I said why? To add to this frustration, as a 6’ tall person, the heads are fixed in a nearly vertical spray straight down the wall. Then, when I get there, the campground receptionist asked if I wanted to have a fire. As one of the larger campsites in Jasper Park with over 640 camping areas, it can get rather crowded during the summer months due to it’s proximity to hiking trails, lakes, and Miette Hot Springs. Fires are not allowed. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring/grill and food storage locker. Sunday, July 5, 2009 about 7 PM. The facilities were very nice. I said yes. Yes, it offers wheelchair access. We left Banff earlier today and traveled on the Icefields Parkway, through Banff National Park and then directly into Jasper National Park. It's also closer to the Athabasca River and a great trail which leads into town (although it's pretty far). The entirety of the othe... Wapiti which means white rump refers to the backside of an Elk. Metal campfire circle, $8 campfire permit with unlimited free wood, clean shower room, and a couple of clean restrooms make this campground a great base to explore the park and is close to Jasper town. We stayed in the FF loop, which had electric hook ups and offered slightly more spread out sites. Campground was full, people were celebrating the last weekend of summer, it seemed crowded (sites are fairly close and not private) and noisy. The campground has a central dump station, with fresh water to refill your tanks. So in order to get a shower, one must rake their bodies up against the wall… disgusting! to Jasper or walk along the Athabasca River. 194 reviews Wapiti Campground (Parks Canada) in Jasper National Park, Alberta: 19 reviews, 1 photos, & 3 tips from fellow RVers. Sites are fairly open but still lots of trees. Campground visitors report frequent elk sightings! Day 28 - Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Tunnel Mountain -Trailer Court Campground, Banff (4K) - Duration: 10:10. Alpine Camping at cozy Wapiti Campground. Thank you for sharing your experience at Wapiti Campground. Why anyone would build a shower house let alone two shower houses with a lack of user-based temperature control is beyond me. I understand... There are several additional rustic, unserviced campgrounds in the park. The campground is overpriced with lots of dead trees that when the wind gets blowing will keep you up at night. 3 nights max. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Canada. Own or manage this property? So those 2-3 nights were a zoo. Then, when I get there, the campground receptionist asked if I wanted to have a fire. more. Date modified : 2018-01-31 I said why? Wilcox Campground is best suited for tenting and those with RVs under 27 feet. Flights Holiday Rentals Restaurants Things to do Jasper National Park Tourism ... Wapiti Campground. Now the downside. 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