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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  • A great place to explore the wetlands, listen to the song birds and generally be at peace while kayaking or canoeing Jarvis Creek. 
  • Quiet getaway with spacious, scenic lots with full hook-ups in the foothills forest. Easy access on a scenic drive north from the Yellowhead. 
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Camped here and will come back to spend time on the hiking trails. Great park.
  • Clean and quiet campground, beautiful lake. Not too far from town.