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Location: Located in William A. Switzer Provincial Park approximately 33kms north of Hinton Alberta.
Description: Jarvis Lake campground contains 25 campsites nicely suited for tents and larger RV’s. Some of the sites are open year round. Amenities include sandy beach, canoeing, kayaking, play grounds, picnic shelters, water, fire wood available for sale, picnic tables, swimming areas, boat launch, power boating, sailing, wind surfing, fish cleaning stations, ice fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, guided tours, cross country skiing, tobogganing and snowmobiling off site.
A few of the camp sites are surrounded by aspen and spruce trees creating good privacy. Jarvis Lake and Jarvis Creek hold Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. There is also a stocked trout pond located near 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. The campground is ideal for young families, kids can spend hours at the lake and nearby playgrounds.
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.
During the summer months expect to see lots of power boats on Jarvis Lake. 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. During 1880 to 1920 a store and trading post was located on the northwest shore of nearby Greg Lake that offered supplies to trappers and travelers.