Adventure and travel writing

Camping Alberta

Ghost River Campground

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Location:  South side Hwy 1A about 15 west of Cochrane and 2 minutes east of Ghost Lake parking lot. 


Site: #10


Site: No service site with picnic table and fire pit.  Site is a little tight and close to the firepit also right beside the highway so you get road noise.  


Facilities:  Public toilet and free shower were very clean but a little bit of a walk from this site.  Outhouse close to site.


Drinking water / Food:  Great store on site which includes well stocked liquor store.  


Firewood: Large bag reasonably priced available from campground store.  


Notes:  Very close to Calgary and Cochrane and good place if you want to spend the weekend on Ghost Lake.

Two Jack Lake Main Campground

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Location:  North of Banff townsite on Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive.


Site: #42G


Site: No service site with picnic table and fire pit.  Lots of room but this site is right under the power lines.  Lots of trees but not a lot of privacy.  


Facilities:  Public flush toilet and outhouses on site.  No showers.


Drinking water / Food:  Drinking water available in campground but no stores close by so come prepared.  


Firewood: Free firewood but you pay a campfire fee when you register.  Very nice bonus to have free wood.


Notes:  Very close to Calgary and Cochrane and good place if you want to spend the weekend on Ghost Lake.