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Pocahontas Campground Jasper National Park.

The Pocahontas Campground is located in the Rocky Mountains 45km north east of the Jasper townsite. There are 140 un-serviced sites located in five separate loops. This campground offers firewood,  flush toilets, disability access, disability campsites and interpretive programs. This is Bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly. The campground is located within a 2 hour drive from Edmonton and 30 minutes to the Jasper townsite. A nice evening walk to Punch Bowl Falls and the old Pocahontas Mine offers some beautiful views of the surrounding valley. Miette Hot Springs is a short drive up the Fiddle Valley to the east. This is the hottest hot spring (54 Degrees C) in the Canadian Rockies. Miette Hot Springs has a resort, restaurant and a large hot spring pool where the water is cooled to a comfortable temperature. They say the natural minerals in the water can be very therapeutic. There are also several hiking trails and Bighorn Sheep are everywhere. The short walk up to the old hotel ruins is well worth the effort. Several hot springs can be found here flowing out of the ground and rock face. The springs are stained with sulphur, minerals and algae's. It's surprising how hot the water from these springs are. This must be a magical place in the winter time. Wildhorse Campground is located just east of here. Snaring River Campground is located just west of here. Sulphur Skyline Hike, Opal Hills Hike, Bald Hills Hike, Mount Edith Cavell Hike, Whistlers Mountain Hike, Maligne Canyon Hike, Horse Shoe Lake Hike and Athabasca Falls Hike are also located in the Jasper area.

 

See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

Area Map

 Camp Ground Layout  

Official Website

   
   
   
  Washrooms
   
Water Fire wood.
   
   
   
Disability campsite.  
   
Food Locker Washrooms
   
Washrooms  
   
   
   
  Food Locker
   
Food Locker and food hanging truss.  
   
   
   
Interpretive programs. trailhead.
   
   
Blow Down. Must have been terrifying to anyone present.  
   
   
   
 

A Bear Trap, left at entrance for a reminder you're in bear country.

   

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