Tent and RV camping

Jasper National Park

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot in the forest or a sunny family atmosphere close to town, Jasper has a campsite with your name on it.

Firewood is included in the cost of camping at all campgrounds and bear proof lockers are offered for safe food storage. Most of our campgrounds have cookhouses available in case the weather isn’t cooperating.

To maintain the family-friendly atmosphere that attracts thousands here every year, quiet hours, including a liquor, cannabis and fire curfew, are in place between 11 pm and 7 am. Please report noise disturbances to campground staff.

Note: Demand is heaviest from June through September, with July and August being the busiest. To avoid disappointment, make sure you have a camping reservation before coming to Jasper National Park. Camping is permitted in designated areas only with a valid national park camping permit and a national park entry pass.

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Campground locations

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Locations

Name Description Category
Miette Campground

Miette is a secluded gem, nestled just inside the east boundary of the park on the Miette Road. Miette offers basic services, including running water, fire rings and flush toilets (no showers).

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

Reservable
Whistlers

A family trip to the iconic Whistlers Campground has something for everyone: a playground for the kids, hot showers, and a chance to show off your fire-making skills. Parks Canada interpreters put on evening shows all summer long, and a trail running through the campground means it's an easy walk or bike ride to town for an ice cream afterward.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers.

Reservable
Wapiti

On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti Campground has nice private sites for tenting and electrical hook-up spots for RVs. 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 pits.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers.

Reservable
Wabasso

With pristine views, rushing river water and now electrical sites for small RVs, Wabasso lets you get away from it all, without getting rid of it all (no showers).

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

Reservable
Name Description Category
Overflow

Overflow is a primitive campground that has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. Dry toilets (no showers). Campfires are not permitted.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers.

Reservable
Snaring

Snaring has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. There are even a few spots along the river with dramatic views of jagged peaks.

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

First-come, first-served
Kerkeslin

This quiet, shady campground is an excellent stop-over for RVers and cyclists looking for absolute peace and quiet, as it's one of the more overlooked campgrounds in Jasper National Park.

Best suited for tenting, motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

First-come, first-served
Honeymoon Lake

Being able to replace ringing phones, noisy traffic and city smog with quiet lakeside strolls and the smell of bacon cooking over a campfire gives you a sense of how Honeymoon Lake Campground got its name.

Best suited for tenting, motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

First-come, first-served
Jonas

Get a taste of the backcountry, without the sweat and stinky boots. A night at Jonas can either be spent within earshot of the babbling creek or, for more hardy campers, up on a hillside immersed in the forest, away from it all.

Best suited for tenting, motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet.

First-come, first-served
Icefield Centre RV

Trailers and RVs only. Water and fire not available on site.

First-come, first-served
Icefield Tent

Down the road from the world-renowned Columbia Icefield, this campground puts you on the doorstep of some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Glacier views are had from most campsites and from the windows of the cozy log cookhouses.

Tenting only.

First-come, first-served
Wilcox

Sitting at the base of one of Jasper's premiere dayhikes, with which it shares its name, Wilcox Campground is also down the road from the Columbia Icefield, offering access to a variety of family friendly amenities and day trips.

Best suited for motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

First-come, first-served

Rules and regulations
Basic information
  • Camping is only permitted at designated campsites
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days
  • Vehicles and tents must be within your designated site and on the tent pad
  • You may want to consider bringing a self-supported tent to create a nice shady and dry spot at your site. Do not tie anything to the trees, including tarps. Tarps should be strung using poles.
  • Secure all food inside your vehicle or hard sided trailer/RV when you aren't eating. Refer to the 'Bare' Campsite program for more information
  • The use of “hot tents”, or tents with an indoor woodstove or wood-burning heater, is prohibited.
Check-in time and after hours registration

Any time after 2 pm.

For Otentiks check-in is between 4 pm and 11 pm

Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required).

After hours registration: Please refer to signage at the registration centre in Whistlers Campground or kiosk window for other reservable campgrounds. Locate your name or confirmation # and proceed to designated campsite. Register in the morning at the registration centre or kiosk by 10 am.

Check-out time

Before 11 am.

Maximum equipment allowed per site

2 tents maximum or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent

2 vehicles per site

All camping equipment must fit on the gravel driveway and/or tent pad of the site.

Additional overnight parking is available to campers for a fee at the Whistlers Campground registration building. Space is limited.

Maximum persons per site

Camping — 6 people (exceptions may be possible for 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people).

Quiet hours

We work hard to ensure that visitors get a good night's sleep. It is for this reason that quiet hours are in effect daily.

  • Quiet hours are from 11 pm – 7 am
  • Campfires, visitors, consumption of alcohol, cannabis and cannabis products are not permitted during this time.
  • Only site occupants are allowed in the campground after 11 pm

Please remember, even quiet conversations can carry through a forested area. Excessive noise is not permitted at any time of the day. Please report disturbances to the campground staff.

Campfires
Please keep your campfire safe for you and the environment by following these rules:
  • Keep fires small – To reduce their impact on the environment, fires must be contained within the fire pit provided and be kept to a reasonable size. It is illegal to start a fire outside of a designated location.
  • Use firewood provided – Transporting wood from elsewhere may spread invasive bugs and disease. Use an axe or hatchet to make your own kindling from the firewood provided. Please do not burn garbage.
  • Keep it down – Please respect your neighbours by keeping your voices down and putting out fires during quiet hours (11 pm – 7 am).
  • Never leave a fire – Fires must be attended at all times.
Portable camp showers

Portable showers are not permitted at campgrounds. 

Cannabis
In Parks Canada’s campgrounds, cannabis consumption will be limited to a visitor’s campsite (with a valid camping permit). It’s important to note that public consumption is not permitted in common areas within campgrounds (e.g. playgrounds, kitchen shelters, washrooms, trails, roads). This is similar to the approach Parks Canada follows for other regulated substances, like alcohol.
Pets

To keep pets and wildlife safe, your pets must be leashed at all times and not left unattended. Pet food should be stored inside your vehicle.

Bears

When not being consumed or used, all food, toiletries and items that may attract wildlife must be kept in your vehicle or hard-sided trailer. Coolers are not bear proof. Campers must adhere to the 'Bare' Campsite program or risk having their camping permit revoked without refund.

Generators

Birds chirping, leaves rustling and, oh, a generator! Many visitors camp to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Generators are permitted daily between 8 am – 10 am and 5 pm – 7 pm only.

Campground etiquette

You can be a good neighbour and have a great camping experience by respecting the following guidelines:

  • Washing dishes – Please use a personal basin for washing dishes (not the bathrooms, where space is limited) and dump grey water down outdoor sinks.
  • Washing laundry - Please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink or toilets. Do not tie clotheslines to the trees. Laundry facilities are available in the Town of Jasper.
  • Greywater - Always dispose of greywater/wastewater in a campground toilet, or at a dump station. Pouring wastewater on the ground can cause damage to the environment or become a wildlife attractant.
  • Recycling - Bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in each campground.
  • Children - To ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite.
  • Driving - Respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road.
  • Accessing facilities - Please use roadways and pathways to access campground facilities (cook shelters, bathrooms, etc.) and your own campsite. Cutting through a neighbouring campsite will disturb other campers and may cause damage to the fragile vegetation.
Safe camping

A special effort is being made by park staff and campers to ensure that no wildlife attractants are ever left unattended at any sites in these campgrounds. The "Bare" Campsite program is in place for your safety, and to help keep the wildlife in our national parks alive and wild.

Campers who fail to comply with the "Bare" Campsite Program or other regulations listed above may have their camping permit revoked, without a refund. They may also be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring the campsite is maintained in a satisfactory condition.

What to bring The weather in Jasper National Park is pleasant, but unpredictable. The average high temperature during the day in spring and summer ranges from 10° to 18° Celsius, though temperatures at night can drop below zero. It can also rain, snow or hail any time of year! In order to be prepared for your camping experience, ensure you have:
  • warm clothes (bring various layers to help you dress for the weather)
  • waterproof clothing (jackets and pants)
  • hats and mitts
  • umbrellas
  • a groundsheet for your tent
  • sleeping mat
  • warm sleeping bag
  • extra blankets
  • camera (no drones)

Campground summary

Campground summary
Campground 2024 operating season (nights) Reservable # of sites Site types
Wapiti (winter) October 9, 2023 to May 14, 2024 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
40
  • Electrical: 15, 30 and 50 amps
  • Unserviced (fall and spring only)
Whistlers
May 8 to October 14 Reservable 781
  • Full service: 15, 30 and 50 amps
  • Electrical: 15, 30 and 50 amps
  • Unserviced
  • Walk-in (no vehicles)
Whistlers oTENTiks
June 5 to September 23 Reservable 21
  • oTENTik
Wapiti (summer)
May 15 to October 21 Reservable 363
  • Electrical: 15, 30 and 50 amps
  • Unserviced
Wabasso
June 5 to September 23 Reservable 231
  • Electrical: 15, 30 and 50 amps
  • Unserviced
Miette
June 12 to September 2 Reservable 140
  • Unserviced
  • Walk-in (no vehicles)
Snaring
May 15 to September 30 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
62
  • Unserviced
  • Walk-in (no vehicles)
Overflow
Open as needed First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
280
  • Unserviced
Wilcox
June 12 to September 16 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
46
  • Unserviced
Honeymoon Lake
May 15 to September 9 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
34
  • Unserviced
  • Bike camping area
Kerkeslin
May 29 to September 2 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
42
  • Unserviced
Jonas
June 5 to September 9 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
25
  • Unserviced
  • Bike camping area
  • Walk-in (no vehicles)
Icefield (tents only)
June 12 to October 14 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
31
  • Unserviced
  • Walk-in (no vehicles)
Icefields Centre RV
May 15 to October 14 First come,
first served.
No reservations possible.
100
  • Unserviced

Campground descriptions

Reservations for frontcountry campgrounds will launch on January 30, 2024 at 8 am MT.

Whistlers

  • Open: May 8 to October 14, 2024
  • Reservable: Yes
  • Sites: 781
  • Fees: See full list of camping fees here
    Site type:
    • Full service, with fire pit
    • Full service
    • Electrical, with fire pit
    • Unserviced, with fire pit
    • Unserviced
    • Walk-in (no vehicles)

If memories could talk, this iconic rocky mountain campground would have a lot to say. For those campers returning, you will notice a drastic change in the infrastructure and landscape. To learn more about what’s new and what to expect, view our photo album.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers. Full service and electrical-only campsites are equipped with 15, 30, and 50 amp service. Shower use is included in the campsite fee.

Whistlers oTENTiks

New to camping? Don't like the idea of buying gear or the hassle of setting up camp?
Each tent can accommodate up to 6 people (max 4 adults) and has all the basic comforts of home—wooden floors, beds, seating and heaters to take the chill off. Shower use is included in the campsite fee.

Wapiti (summer)

  • Open: May 15 to October 21, 2024
  • Reservable: Yes
  • Sites: 363

On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti Campground has sites for tenting and electrical hook-up spots for RVs. Offering 363 sites with amenities like hot showers, electricity and fire pits.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers. Electrical campsites only are equipped with 15, 30, and 50 amp service. Shower use is included in the campsite fee.

To ensure the safety of campers, many dead and dying pine trees affected by mountain pine beetle have been removed from Wapiti Campground. This work protects campers and campground infrastructure from falling trees, and helps reduce the risk of wildfire. If you are returning to one of these campgrounds, it will look very different from the last time you visited. View our photo gallery.

Wapiti (winter)

  • Open: October 9, 2023 to May 14, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 40 - 75 (fluctuates with demand)

Wapiti is a great campsite - any time of year. It's close to town for supply runs and in the winter, it’s on route to the ski hill and many of our cross-country trails.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers. Electrical campsites only are equipped with 15, 30, and 50 amp service. Shower use is included in the campsite fee.

Wabasso

  • Open: June 5 to September 23, 2024
  • Reservable: Yes
  • Sites: 231

With pristine views, rushing river water and electrical sites for small RVs, Wabasso lets you get away from it all, without getting rid of it all (no showers).

Best suited for tents as well as motorhomes and trailers under 35 feet. Electrical only campsites only are equipped with 15, 30, and 50 amp service. 

To ensure the safety of campers, many dead and dying pine trees affected by mountain pine beetle have been removed from Wabasso Campground. This work protects campers and campground infrastructure from falling trees, and helps reduce the risk of wildfire. If you are returning to one of these campgrounds, it will look very different from the last time you visited. View our photo gallery.

Miette

  • Open: June 12 to September 2, 2024
  • Reservable: Yes
  • Sites: 140

Miette Campground is a secluded gem, nestled just inside the east boundary of the park on the Miette Road. This campground offers basic services, including running water, fire rings and flush toilets (no showers).

Best suited for tents as well as motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

Click here to learn more about this interim name change.

Snaring

  • Open: May 15 to September 30, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 62

Snaring has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. There are even a few spots along the river with dramatic views of jagged peaks.

Best suited for tents as well as motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

Overflow

  • Open: As needed
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 280

Overflow is a primitive campground that has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. Dry toilets (no showers). Campfires are not permitted.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers

Wilcox

  • Open: June 12 to September 16, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 46

Sitting at the base of one of Jasper's premiere day hikes, with which it shares its name, Wilcox Campground is also down the road from the Columbia Icefield, offering access to a variety of family friendly amenities and day trips.

Best suited for motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Honeymoon Lake

  • Open: May 15 to September 9, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 34

Being able to replace ringing phones, noisy traffic and city smog with quiet lakeside strolls and the smell of breakfast cooking over a campfire gives you a sense of how Honeymoon Lake Campground got its name.

Campsite #24 is designated for bike camping only. This is a shared site for unsupported bike touring and can accommodate 6 tents.

Best suited for tents as well as motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet

Kerkeslin

  • Open: May 29 to September 2, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 42

This shaded campground is an excellent stop-over for tenters and RVers looking for peace and quiet along the Icefields Parkway. Located along the Athabasca River, it is just a short drive from the iconic Athabasca Falls and only 34 km from the town of Jasper.

Best suited for tents as well asmotorhomes and trailers under 27 feet.

Jonas

  • Open: June 5 to September 9, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 25

A night at Jonas can be spent camping within earshot of the babbling creek. Hardy campers looking to get away from it all can also walk into hillside sites secluded in the forest. In addition, a bike camping area can be found near the cooking shelter, offering a great stop-over option for cyclists tackling the length of the Icefields Parkway.

Campsite #14 is designated for bike camping only. This is a shared site for unsupported bike touring and can accommodate 10 tents.

Best suited for tents as well as motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet

Icefield (tents only)

  • Open: June 12 to October 14, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 31
  • Tenting only

Down the road from the world-renowned Columbia Icefield, this campground puts you on the doorstep of some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Designed with tents in mind, most campsites feature glacier views. This location makes a great basecamp for mountain exploration.

Icefields Centre RV

  • Open: May 15 to October 14, 2024
  • Reservable: All sites available on a First Come, First Served basis. No reservations possible.
  • Sites: 100
  • Trailers and RVs only. Water and fire not available on site.

Used for RV parking during the day, this parking lot becomes an easy place to overnight while exploring the Icefields Parkway. This location offers great views of the Athabasca Glacier with your coffee in the morning.

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