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William A. Switzer Provincial Park

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Address: Highway 40, Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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+1 780-865-5600

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Camping in the mountains

This is a great park to camp very close to the rock mountain of Alberta. Lots of hiking, fishing etc..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great park to camp very close to the rock mountain of Alberta. Lots of hiking, fishing etc..

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The whole park is nice. Camping, boating, swimming. Fishing is not very good. Jarvis Lake is deep and cold and connected to Kelly's bathtub

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A great place to explore the wetlands, listen to the song birds and generally be at peace while kayaking or canoeing Jarvis Creek.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet getaway with spacious, scenic lots with full hook-ups in the foothills forest. Easy access on a scenic drive north from the Yellowhead.

Thank AceTravelor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a wonderful provincial park - far enough from Hinton to feel secluded, but close enough to plenty of amenities. The trail system, campgrounds, and interpretive facilities are outstanding. There is a little of everything - swimming, fishing, boating, cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking - for those who love to spend time outdoors. We've visited several times, but this summer... More 

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upton pontefract uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stopped at the visitors centre but was shut tthis did not spoil looking round the area which had stunning views pity we did not have time to explore the area more

Thank sburns55
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Nice park to drive through with several hiking trails. Several spots for wildlife observation with blinds that you can sit it. We saw a coyote.

Thank lisa d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot for a day trip, hiking, swimming, or for a picnic. The beach area is quite small, so it may be crowded during peak season.

Thank Daylene W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Drive to Jarvis and Gregg lake. Stop at Kelly's Bathtub! There is a cute store and great park staff to answer your questions! You can rent canoes or paddle boards at any of the lakes. You can swim at either lake, although Jarvis is nicer for swimming. There are a few campgrounds and it's very close to Hinton.

Thank Angela S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the lakeside site, clean nice site. Close to the water. Staff is friendly and good for family's at a quieter lake

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