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Location: 65kms south on the #60 Kananaskis Trail highway, 154kms west of Calgary. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis Country.
Description: Mount Sarrail campground contains 48 walk-in tent sites only, no RV’s. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is as nice as the National Parks and does not require a park pass however during the summer months it fills fast and can be crowded.
Amenities include nearby paved bike paths, water, dry toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. Dry firewood is available here for a fee. Grizzly Bears frequent the cleared power line located near the campsite. Mount Sarrail campground is located in between the Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes.
There are several hiking trails located near here along with a paved bike path system that connects all the campgrounds. You can also ride your bike to nearby Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes. Both lakes offer very nice picnic areas with picnic tables located close to the lakes edge. Upper Kananaskis Lake has a well groomed hiking trail around the entire lake that offers beautiful views of Mount Lyautey, Mount Sarrail, Mount Foch and Mount Fox.
Trailheads to Rawson Lake, Elbow Lake, Elbow Lake to Elbow Loop, Hidden Lake, Kananaskis Fire Lookout, Fossil Falls, Astor Lake and Three Isle Lake are located near here. Both the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes have excellent boat launches for both power boats and small water craft. Canoeing the Upper Kananaskis Lake on a calm summers evening would be an unforgettable experience. There are Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout in both lakes. You’ll need a fishing license to try out your luck.