Wilcox Creek Campground

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#6 of 10 campsites in Jasper National Park
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ottoAlberta wrote a review Aug 2012
alberta
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here at end of July in our small trailer with 2teenage grandchildren. We had 2nights while we went on a guided hike (Icefield hike Jasper) We arrived by 1pm on a Mon and it never filled right up . Big RV have to stay in the Icefield Centre parking lot.The campground is very well maintained, each site having the usual table and fire pit. There seemed to be a camp kitchen building and wood stove in each row which were very welcome for the tenters. Out houses always clean with sanitizer. AParks warden drove around each evening to check all had paid and that there were no problems. I had been told by the Parks Canada office in Jasper that the self registration was only payable by cash but you can pay cash, cheque or credit card $8 fire permit needed for a camp fire and plenty of wood available.. A really enjoyable camp
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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traveling4some wrote a review Sep 2011
Calgary, AB
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 1 night on our way to Jasper, and were so pleasantly surprised. What a gorgeous wilderness-like campground. Very well kept. Even the drop toilets were super clean, no smell and better than a lot of flush toilet houses we've been to. Plenty of room for our large tent. Though the night was cold, it was very invigorating. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2011Trip type: Travelled with family
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nedmar wrote a review Jul 2009
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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This is our third July to camp at Wilcox Creek and every time it has snowed. It is an ideal location, a beautiful skyline and accessible to a great day hike (Wilcox Pass). Nonetheless, you'd better have a heater or 4 season sleeping bags.
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Date of stay: July 2009Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pottgirl wrote a review Jun 2011
Leeds, United Kingdom
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As you can see from the other revies, it tends to be cold here (which you'd expect , given that it's minutes away from Columbia Icefield). It's also beautifully laid out, keeping the campground simple so you can enjoy nature and the views of the area.

Not sure I'd brave the temperatures in a tent, but if you're travelling in an RV, warm yourselves around the firepit in the evening and make sure you've got an extra blanket for the night.
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Date of stay: June 2011
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie P wrote a review Aug 2017
brisbane Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in late June, so still cold and plenty of snow on the mountains. We chose site #2. We had an unobstructed view over the Parkway and across to the Mountains and Glacier on the other side.
Being so cold it was great to have the fire pit.
It is also a great spot to stay if you want to hike Wilcox Pass, which is not to be missed.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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B M wrote a review Sep 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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As someone else has mentioned, this is a self-registration campground, which you cannot reserve in advance. Get there around the middle of the day and there should be plenty of sites to choose from (it's an easy drive down from Jasper, a lot further from Banff). It doesn't have many facilities but it does have drinking water and sanitation facilities for RVs.

It has nice secluded sites, some with good views over the mountains, and also views of the Athabasca glacier from the approach road, which looks much better from a distance!

Based on our experience we would advise on either avoiding the Icefield Centre and the Athasbasca glacier (which get very busy and don't live up to the hype!), and instead drive a few km down the road (towards Banff) to the Parker Ridge trail for views of the Saskatchewan Glacier (car park on right hand side). It's not a long trail (about 3.5 km each way). Near the top of the trail where it appears to branch left and right, take the path to the left, rather than up onto the scree to the right. You feel like you are going away from the glacier but keep walking. Eventually after a relatively short distance you will get amazing views of the whole glacial valley containing the Saskatchewan Glacier, the lake at the bottom of the glacier and the river running down the whole valley. Only do it if the weather is good, but it's massively impressive, one of our best hikes!

NB: Even in August, at Wilcox Creek campground, the temperatures will drop very sharply at night possibly down as low as 4-5 degrees C. Don't forget you're right beside an icefield at about 2,000 metres above sea level!
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dancingpiglit wrote a review Jun 2009
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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My husband and I stayed here in September 2008 for 2 nights, the week before the campground was due to close for the winter. Wilcox Creek Campground is conveniently located about half way along the Icefields Parkway and is a good place to stay for the Columbia Icefields. Facilities are limited to camp fires, 'pump and dump' and pit toilets so the atmosphere is very peaceful and laid back. Would really recommend this over some of the busier and more popular camp sites in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2008
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RobertMJThompson wrote a review Jul 2016
Victoria, Canada
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I liked the way the access roads to the sites are tiered so most spots get a lovely view of the mountains. This campground is not overstayed like a lot of parks in BC, so if you drive in before 11a.m. you'll likely get a spot. It is adjacent to great hiking at Wilcox Pass and less than a kilometre from the Glacier Discovery Centre. Because of the proximity to the Columbia Ice Fields it can be cold at night, even in summer. Pay the fire permit fee and build a roaring fire to get yourself toasty before bed.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: any site is great, first tier road has best views
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nctrailrunnermom wrote a review Aug 2016
Elkin, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great views of nearby mountains. Quite campground. Sites, although small, are secluded. Pit toilets are clean. There are no services/showers, but the stay is worth it. Nearby to the Icefield Centre, Wilcox Pass trail head, and Parker's Ridge Trail.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lucy F wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely, secluded campground. It's not reservable so we turned up around 10:30am and managed to grab a pitch quite easily but by lunch time it was full. There's no office so you have to self-register at the entrance. The pitches are like little lay-bys on the side of a dirt track so it's not really suitable for bigger RVs or trailers. There's no electricity hook-up but it does have toilets. It was a nice one night stop-over when we drove the Icefields Parkway.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Arrive early to get a spot!
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Colin M asked a question Jan 2017
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Want would the weather be like in september
Colin M asked a question Jan 2017
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How fsgr is it from banff
Lucy F wrote a tip Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom35 contributions30 helpful votes
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"Arrive early to get a spot!"
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Gordtgr wrote a tip Jul 2017
Vancouver, Canada221 contributions109 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some sites have views of only trees and some of the mountains... select one close to the washroom with a view of the mountains."
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Karin J wrote a tip Aug 2016
Adliswil, Switzerland74 contributions57 helpful votes
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"be there before 3 p.m.!"
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RobertMJThompson wrote a tip Jul 2016
Victoria, Canada770 contributions204 helpful votes
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"any site is great, first tier road has best views"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilcox Creek Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Wilcox Creek Campground?
Nearby attractions include Medicine Lake (0.00 km), Jasper's Live Theater Show - From Jasper with love (0.4 km), and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives (0.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Wilcox Creek Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Raven Bistro, Harvest Food & Drink, and Sunhouse Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Wilcox Creek Campground?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gare Ferroviaire De La Canadien National (0.1 km) and Vieille Caserne De Pompiers De Jasper (0.2 km).
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