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Pocahontas Campground

  Rating:    Ratings 3 Star
Sites: RV & Tent 1st Come or Reserve: Both

 

Location: Located 45kms north of Jasper on highway #16. Jasper National Park.

Description: Pocahontas Campground contains 140 campsites best suited for tents and smaller RV's located within five separate loops. Several of the sites back onto Mosquito Creek. There are also 5 nice walk in tent sites with food lockers located at the east end of the campground. Amenities include picnic tables, fire boxes, firewood  available with a fire permit, flush toilets, potable water, disability access, disability campsites and interpretive programs. There is a short walk to Punch Bowl Falls and the old Pocahontas Mine that 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 (54C) located in the Canadian Rockies. There are also several hiking trails nearby and an abundance of local wildlife. Night skies here rank #3 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates. 

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Wildhorse Campground, Snaring River, Whistlers, Mount Kerkeslin, Wabasso and Wapiti. 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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Pocahontas Campground  
   
   
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Water Fire Wood
   
   
   
   
Disability campsite.  
   
Food Locker Washrooms
   
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Food Locker And Hanging Truss  
   
   
   
Interpretive Programs Trailhead
   
   
Blow Down  
   
   
  Bear Trap
   
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