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Location: Located in William A. Switzer Provincial Park approximately 39kms north of Hinton Alberta.
Description: Graveyard Lake campground contains only 12 campsites nicely suited for tents and larger RV’s. Amenities include dry toilets, water available at Cache campground, fire wood available for sale, picnic tables, hiking, nearby canoeing & kayaking, mountain biking, 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. The campsites are located on an open field next to Jarvis Creek. Jarvis Creek holds brown 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 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.