Cameron Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Found between the mountain peaks of the Akamina Ridge, Cameron Lake represents a sub-alpine lake that is one of many bodies of water that makes up the surrounding national park. Take in the views along the 16 km (10 mi) highway to reach the lake at 1,646 m (5,400 ft) above sea level. Breathe in the fresh, crisp air as you take in the mountainous scenery. Picnic along the shore, or venture out onto the water in a rented paddleboat or kayak. Various hiking trails are available for all levels of fitness. You may even spot a grizzly bear on the far slopes of the lake. Work out when and for how long to visit Cameron Lake and other Waterton Lakes National Park attractions using our handy Waterton Lakes National Park vacation maker site .
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  • Nice mountain lake in southern Alberta for summer outdoor activity. It can get windy at times though.  more »
  • Great drive down to the lake area, and beautiful to take a quick stroll around. Nice place to take a picnic lunch and enjoy!  more »
  • We drove down the Akamina Parkway to Cameron Lake. We ended up hiking along side this lake as some of the earlier hikes on Akamina Pkwy were closed due to bear activity. Cameron Lake was an easy hike/...  more »

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Where to stay in Waterton Lakes National Park

You can't stay in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, so your best bet is to base yourself in the township of Waterton and head on day trips from there. This can be difficult if you're on a budget, as the majority of accommodations in Waterton are resorts, hotels, and suites catering to a luxury-seeking clientele. If you're prepared to battle it out against nature, you can make your trip more affordable by pitching a tent at a local campsite. Make your reservations well in advance if visiting between May and September.
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