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Whistlers Campground Jasper Reviews
Getting Worse Daily Sep 09, 2011
I have been going to this campsite multiple times every year for over a decade. At one point this place was an ideal spot to camp, but lately it has become like most national park campgrounds - interested in nothing but getting your money.
My last experience was your typical campground where sites are so close you can lean back in your chair and grab a beer from your neighbors cooler. Not really that peaceful setting.
In addition, like most national parks they use gravel for the base of the tent sites. I am not sure what genius came up with that idea, but for tenters like me this means many bent pegs and lots of frustration trying to find a spot that doesn't hit a rock.
Price wise the campsite is comparatively more expensive than most others with the same options. They offer free wood, but they make you pay $8 for the fire permit. In other words they have just came up with a new way to get your money and eliminate their need to bundle wood.
The previous two times we were in the tenting part of the site and were put next to motor homes who were running their generator all night long. They do have rules about generator times, but it isn't enforced. We asked them to ask the people to stop, no one ever came. We got to sleep next to the loud roar of the generator running all night. The other time we had our dog on long leash (30') and she was at the end of her leash but still in our site. She was sitting and being mellow like usual. Then a campground maintenance girl came by and told us that our dog was close to an elk and her exact words were "that isn't cool". Well, if you think our dog is in danger and you sat there staring rather than warning us or getting park staff to remove the dangerous elk then that isn't cool.
I have to say, this place was great. There was always something going on here. Sites seemed to be more roomy and private, but now it has all changed. With the recent introduction of the 11pm fire and alcohol ban it has become nothing but a glorified day care and senior campground. My days staying here are done, especially with so many good provincial park options nearby.
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