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Castle-Waterton Camping

Campsites near Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton is a prized destination for camping and RV enthusiasts, surrounded by the southwest Rocky Mountains and a region full of scenic campsites . When Waterton campgrounds quickly fill, you can still combine your love of camping and your favorite Waterton experiences with these SEVEN Provincial Campgrounds nearby. There are currently 200 reservable campsites with over 400 sites available on a first come first serve basis. For a complete list of the campground offerings with rates and proximity to Waterton, pleaseview our reference guide here.

To learn more about individual campgrounds, please click on the links below:
1) Beauvais Lake Provincial Park
2) Castle Provincial Park (Beaver Mines, Castle Falls, Castle River Bridge, Lynx Creek)
3) Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area
4) Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area (Castleview, Cottonwood, North Fork & Windpoint)
5) Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area
6) Island Lake Provincial Recreation Area
7) Chinook Provincial Recreation Area

What to do in Waterton
From a boat cruise to paddle boarding to surrie rides and ebikes, we know how to keep you busy in this mountain town! Waterton is truly a unique place rich in history and we invite you to explore and experience it youself!

Trails
Waterton Park boasts world-class hikes that range in difficulty from a short stroll to steep day treks or several days’ duration. To learn about the status and experience of each trail please visit our Trails page.


Beauvais Lake Provincial Park

Phone: 403-627-1165
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(91 km from Waterton)- Enjoy the beautiful foothills setting and watch for birds and wildlife while fishing or boating on the lake. Sites here are well-treed, suitable for both RVs and tents and have both basic and powered options. There are many trails which range from easy to challenging for hiking and mountain biking. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Castle Provincial Park

Beaver Mines
Phone: 403-627-1165
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(91 km from Waterton) This scenic spot offers sites suitable for RVs and tents and most are surrounded by trees and some have a beautiful view of the lake. Beaver Mines Campground is found in Castle Provincial Park, 20 km west of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 507, 10 km southwest on Hwy. 774 and 5 km south on an access road. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Castle Falls
Phone: 403-627-1165
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(113 km from Waterton) Discover the beauty of Alberta's southern Rockies from this campground in Castle Provincial Park. This is a beautiful spot to swim, fish, or go exploring. Sites are surrounded by open, mixed forest along the Castle River, with a few sites right along the river. It is 20 km west of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 507, 16 km south on Hwy. 774 and 6 km west on an access road. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Castle River Bridge
Phone: 403-627-1165
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(107 Km from Waterton)- Sites are suited to tents and RVs and are located along the river. Here you can fish or hike, and paddlers with advanced moving water experience can play on the river. This campground is along the Castle River in Castle Provincial Park. It is 20 km west of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 507, 16 km south on Hwy. 774 and 1 km west on an access road. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Lynx Creek (Reserve & first come first serve)
Phone: 403-627-1165
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(117 km from Waterton)- This peaceful spot offers spacious sites surrounded by trees, with a few by the creek. Take a creekside hike, fish for trout, and explore the southern Rockies. There are OHV trails in the area, though OHVs must be kept on trailers within the campground.Lynx Creek Campground is in Castle Provincial Park, 20 km west of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 507, 16 km south on Hwy. 774 and 15 km west on O'Hagen Road. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area

Phone: 403-627-1165
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(95 km from Waterton)- Choose from unserviced, powered and walk-in tenting sites along the Crowsnest River with this scenic campground. Walk a short trail to the falls, fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout, or take a refreshing swim in the calmer waters. This scenic campground is 25 km northwest of Pincher Creek off Hwy. 3. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

Castleview
Phone (403-382-4097)
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(85 km from Waterton)- This popular spot is near the Oldman River and Reservoir and is ideal for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an perfect place for sailing and wind surfing. Fully serviced sites are suited to RVs, with power, water and sewage hookups and privacy partitions. Castleview Campground is 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Cottonwood
Phone (403-382-4097)
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(82 km from Waterton)- Camp alongside the Oldman River beneath the shade of cottonwood trees. Sites are suitable for RVs and tents, with unserviced and powered options. Cottonwood Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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North Fork (first come first serve)
Phone (403-382-4097)
(92 km from Waterton)- Open sites along the shores of the Oldman River Reservoir are suited to RVs. A boat launch make it a good choice for campers wanting easy access to the water. Nearby Oldman River Reservoir, this is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. The constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and wind surfing. North Fork Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 10 km northwest of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 3 and 7 km northeast on Hwy. 510. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Windy Point (first come first serve)
Phone (403-382-4097)
(82 km from Waterton)- A boat launch and pier make it a good choice for campers wanting easy access to the water. Open sites along the shores of the Oldman River Reservoir are suited to RVs. This is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and wind surfing. Windy Point Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area

Phone (403-382-4097)
(68 km from Waterton)- This is a great place to enjoy water activities and a good stopover for those looking to explore the nearby southern Rockies. Camp close to the water, where you can swim, paddle, waterski, windsurf, fish and more. This waterfront campground is 25 km south of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 6 and 25 km east on Hwy. 505. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Island Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Phone: (403-627-1165)
(135 km from Waterton)- This is a convenient stopping point for travelers exploring the Crowsnest Pass area offering close access to lakes for canoeing, sailing, boating, fishing or windsurfing. Registered campers may also access nearby OHV trails from their campsites. This area has about 40 sites which are suited to RVs. This campground is 14 km west of Coleman on Hwy. 3. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Chinook Provincial Recreation Area

Phone: 403-627-1165
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(133 km from Waterton)- In this gem of Alberta's southern Rockies you can canoe, kayak or swim in the lake and hike or mountain bike on the trails. Chinook Campground features over 90 well-treed sites, including RV-friendly and tenting spots with easy access to beautiful Chinook Lake. It located 8 km west of Coleman off Hwy. 3. For more information on this campground, visit here.
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Alberta Parks Campgrounds Reference Chart


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