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Location: Located in William A. Switzer Provincial Park approximately 36.5kms north of Hinton Alberta.

Description: Cache campground contains 14 nicely treed campsites for both tents and RV’s however better suited for tents. Tenters will find nicely constructed gravel tent pads. Amenities include dry toilets, water, fire wood available for sale, picnic tables, hiking, nearby canoeing & kayaking, mountain biking, playground, wildlife watching, guided tours, fish cleaning station, cross country skiing, tobogganing and snowmobiling off site.

The parks lakes are located a short drive from here so if you have children it may be better to stay at the nearby Greg Lake campground. The campsites are located on an open field next to Jarvis Creek. Jarvis Creek holds Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Nearby Greg Lake has good northern Pike Fishing. There is also a stocked trout pond very close to here, You’ll need a fishing license to try your luck.

William A. Switzer Provincial Park has it all with lots to do here for both adults and children. Hikers and mountain bikers will find more than 9 well groomed single track trails throughout the park. The Athabasca Lookout Nordic Centre is located near here and maintains world class cross country skiing and mountain bike trails. In 1994 the World Cup Biathlon Race was held at this venue.

William Switzer Provincial Park is a canoers and kayakers dream. Several of the lakes are connected by crystal clear streams that can be accessed with small watercraft. William A. Switzer Provincial Park also attracts a large variety of wildlife and migrating waterfowl. It is a great place for birders and wildlife watchers.

The campgrounds name was derived from a Native Burial Ground that is located on the east side of Gregg Lake. During 1880 to 1920 there was a store and trading post located on the northwest shore of Gregg Lake, graveyards were found near this campground. Night skies here rank #4-5 on the Bortle ScaleThis is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly.

William Switzer Park Brochure in PDF

William Switzer Athabasca Nordic Brochure in PDF

Nordic Centre Ski Trails in PDF

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Mark Townsend

William A. Switzer Provincial Park is one of the best.

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