Lac Des Arcs Campground.

Lac Des Arcs campground is located in the Foothills to the Rocky Mountains in Bow Valley Provincial Park, Kananaskis country, 50 minutes west of Calgary and 25km east of Canmore. There are 28 well treed Campsites. The campground runs along the south Bank of the Bow River and Bow Flats Natural Area with nice views to the west and north Rocky Mountains. This campground may fill fast on weekends due to it's close proximity to the City of Calgary. It also makes for an excellent late start stop over if you're planning to tour the National Parks. The campground offers campsites for both tents and larger RV's, playground, water, toilets, telephone, camp kitchen, and a canoe boat launch. Dry firewood is available here for a fee. Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Whitefish can be caught in the Bow River. You'll need a fishing license to try out your luck. Windsurfers often surf this shallow lake due to it's windy conditions that are created by strong winds funneled through the nearby bow valley mountain corridor. The Exshaw concrete plant is located across the lake on the north Shore. This campground is located close to the 1A Trans Canada Highway and can be noisy. Willow Rock Campground, Elk Flats Group Campground, Bow Valley Campground, Bow River Campground and Three Sisters Campground are all located near here. Nearby Hikes include Robertson Glacier, Mount Yamnuska and Three Sisters.

This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly.


See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

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