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Waterfowl Lakes Campground

  Rating:    Ratings 5 Star
Sites: RV & Tent 1st Come or Reserve: 1st Come

 

Location: West side of the Icefields Parkway 57kms north of Lake Louise. Banff National Park.

Description: Waterfowl Lakes Campground contains 116 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits, fire wood is available when purchasing a fire permit. The campground is split into three sections, RV's, tents near the lower lake plus walk in tent sites. Amenities include piped water stations, flush toilets, sheltered camp kitchens with wood burning cook stoves, recycling bins, amphitheater, sani dump and food storage lockers. Upper Waterfowl and Lower Waterfowl lake are fed by the Mistaya River. The Icefields Parkway runs along the lower lake. The upper lake is the prettier of the two and a short walk from the south end of the campground. Waterfall Lakes beautiful turquoise color is created from Glacial silt coming from the Peyto Glacier. I did see small fish jumping in the upper lake, you'll need a National Park fishing license to try your luck. This campground is centrally located in the best of what Banff National Park has to offer. Peyto Lake, Bow Lake and Saskatchewan Crossing are located near here. There are plenty of beautiful hikes in this area. Trailhead to Cirque Lake and Chephren Lake is located at the south west end of the Campground. Both are easy hikes and worth the effort. Cirque Lake is higher in elevation but more rewarding. The trail to Chephren Lake offers outstanding views of Howes Peak and Mount Chephren however the trail winds through a lot of wet and muddy bogs. Night skies here rank # 1 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Mosquito Creek, Silverhorn and Lake Louise. Trailheads to Bow Falls, Caldron Lake, Glacier Lake, Helen Lake, Cirque Peak, Iceberg Lake, Peyto Lake Hike, Bow Lake Lookout Hike, Chephren Cirque Lake Hikes, Mount Sarbach Lookout, Mount Hector Alpine Climb are all located near here. You are in bear country. Food and food related items must be stored properly.


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Lower Water Fowl Lake Mistaya River
   
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Trailhead To Cirque And Chephren Lakes

 
   
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Bow Lake South Of Water Fowl Lakes Campground
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