William A. Switzer Provincial Park, Hinton

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a wonderful provincial park - far enough from Hinton to feel secluded, but close enough to plenty of amenities. The trail system, campgrounds, and interpretive facilities are outstanding. Ther...  read more »
  • Stopped at the visitors centre but was shut tthis did not spoil looking round the area which had stunning views pity we did not have time to explore the area more 
  • Nice park to drive through with several hiking trails. Several spots for wildlife observation with blinds that you can sit it. We saw a coyote. 
  • A hidden gem north of Hinton. It is a short and scenic drive to get there. If you enjoy quiet and peaceful places this park is just that.
  • This was a great camping spot. Far enough from the highway that the noise was minimal. Lake was amazing and the trails kept me entertained for days. Lots to explore. Highly recommended.
  • Clean and quiet campground, beautiful lake. Not too far from town.
  • Beautiful views! Lots to explore and do while in the park.
  • Beautiful views from the Athabaska Lookout!
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