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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  • There are so many things to enjoy in the park in every season! The camping is excellent, Jarvis Lake for swimming in the summer, the hiking trails in both summer & winter, many, many activities to enj...  more »
  • Wonderful campground on the crystal clear Gregg Lake. Just canoes and kayaks and wildlife. A place where you can unwind in the peace and quiet and enjoy the spectacular stars at night.  more »
  • I love these park, is well preserve. Friendly staff and lots of places to visit inside of it. I personally loved it because of the fishing and camping  more »
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  • Amazing terrain, gorgeous surroundings, well-groomed course and lodge with concessions and some cool history to boot! The Biathlon shooting range is one of the nicest ones in the province.
  • Beautiful Provincial park in the Alberta foot hills. We stayed at the Gregg Lake campground, the grounds were very clean, modern bathrooms, the campsites offered decent privacy and it's only a short drive to Jarvis Lake which has a very nice beach area for swimming. Park staff were all very friendly and also offered activities for the kids. I will definitely return next Summer!
  • I've camped here four times, at least. I highly recommend it. It's quiet at night, with very little noise or light pollution as it is quite far from civilization. I've tented and used an RV, and loved it. There tons of hiking trails, but there is definitely wildlife here. You need to have a plan for storage of your food items. Like, in your car and not in your tent.
  • Beautiful provincial park with some gorgeous campsites and lakes. Definitely a place to go if you love nature and love canoeing or hiking!
  • Really nice campground. Sites are nicely treed and the facilities are clean. Down side is a better Beach area could be put in.
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