William A. Switzer Provincial Park, Hinton

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William A. Switzer Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada.It is located on both sides of the Bighorn Highway, between Grande Cache and Hinton. Various campgrounds are maintained on the shores of Gregg Lake, Cache Lake, Blue Lake and Jarvis Lake.The park is situated in the Canadian Rockies foothills, at an elevation of 1150m to 1300m and has a surface of 93km2. It was established on December 22, 1958 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. The park is named after former provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly William Switzer.
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  • We were recommended to go to this Provincial Park and we were glad that we did. There are a number of areas within the park where one can hike and walk without any great difficulty, although, there ar...  more »
  • We had plans to arrive in Jasper for the night, but because of the weather, decided to stay in Hinton. Wanting to get out for a walk, we went the extra 15 minutes down to the lake in this park and it ...  more »
  • Provided rating does not reflect this park itself but the quality of service of the Alberta Parks itself. I had booked 3 nights reservation at Gregg Lake campground from 19-22 May 2017 for May Long We...  more »
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  • Quiet and peaceful beautiful lake. Jarvis Lake and Kelly's Bathtub.
  • Serene country experience. No cell coverage.
  • Gorgeous lakes and scenery await you. Make sure you do a bit of research into what to do while you're there! You don't want to miss out.
  • Skiing today at the Hinton Nordic Center, well maintained trails with significant elevation changes. The facility also includes a biathlon range and warming lodge, note bring your own water.
  • Tried fishing at Gregg lake for 5 days straight. Not a bite. Saw 3 fish down deep. Bear visited Campground every couple days. Didn't bother anybody, just came thru for the berry crop. Campground was quiet for the week we spent there in August.