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Mount Kerkeslin Campground

  Rating:    Ratings 4 Star
Sites: RV & Tent 1st Come or Reserve: 1st Come

 

Location: Located on the Ice Fields Parkway 36kms south of Jasper. Next to the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park.

Description: Mount Kerkeslin Campground contains 42 campsites nicely situated in a mature Spruce and Fir forest. There are both walk in tent sites and RV sites however better suited towards tenters and very small RV's. Amenities include picnic tables, public pay phone, potable water, dry toilets, sheltered camp kitchen with a wood burning cook stove, garbage bins, food storage and fire pits.  Views of Mount Fryatt to the south are beautiful. There is a nice Sandy area located on the bank of the Athabasca River that makes for a great place to set up your lawn chair however avoid this spot with younger children as the river runs fast and deep. Night skies here rank # 2 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Honeymoon Lake, Snaring River, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Wapiti and Whistlers. There are several hiking trails, Athabasca Falls, Opal Hills, Bald Hills, Miette Hot Springs, Mount Edith Cavell, Punch Bowl Falls, Sky Line, Sulphur Skyline, Whistlers Mountain, Maligne Canyon, and Horse Shoe Lake are all located in this area. This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly.



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Athabasca River

Athabasca River Sand Bank

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