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Location: West side of the Icefields Parkway 88kms north of Lake Louise and 28kms south of the Columbia Icefields. Banff National Park.
Description: Rampart Creek campground contains 50 campsites. Amenities include sheltered camp kitchens with wood burning cook stoves, garbage containers, recycling bins, potable water, dry toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. Fire wood is available when purchasing a fire permit.
The campground consists of 4 loops including a walk in tent section. Two of the loops contain sharp turns edged with large trees that are showing evidence of trailer scrapes. If your RV is over 8ms (25′) it may be wise to walk the loops first.
Several of the campsites back onto the North Saskatchewan River with open views towards the valley. The cliffs on the east face of Mount Wilson located across the highway contain some of the best ice climbs found in the world. In the winter months all the small water falls you see on the cliff face freeze into irresistible play grounds for ice climbers. The famous Weeping Wall, Polar Circus and Ice nine waterfalls are located within a few kilometers of here.
The Weeping Wall is best viewed in the winter months as the entire cliff face freezes over. During winter campground closure climbers can stay at Rampart Creek hostel located across the highway. Night skies here rank #3-4 on the Bortle Scale. This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly.