Mount Robson Provincial Park (Lucerne)

 

Mount Robson, the 2nd oldest provincial Park in BC and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protects over 217,000 hectares of pristine, undisturbed wilderness. The majestic snow-capped peak of Mount Robson dominates the scenery at the park’s western entrance. At 3,954 meters, this is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The park offers everything, from developed vehicle accessible campgrounds to remote wilderness campsites only reachable via many kilometres of hiking trails. Recreation opportunities are boundless at this park. There are over 200 km of hiking trails, ranging from easy interpretive walks to long treks leading to alpine meadows and glacial lakes. Horseback riding and cycling are allowed on some trails. Canoeing, fishing, and river rafting can also be enjoyed of the various bodies of water in this park. There are three vehicle-accessible campgrounds at this park: Robson Meadows, Robson River, and Lucerne.

Lucerne campground is at the east end of Mount Robson Park on beautiful Yellowhead Lake. It offers 36 well-treed site with great views of the mountains and the lake. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and boating can be enjoyed on Yellowhead Lake.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - Boating Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - Climbing Caving - Wildlife Watching - Winter Recreation - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 36, reservable: 0, nearest town: Jasper (35 km), Tete Jaune Cache (67 km)

Additional Information

Location

Lucerne campground is located in Mount Robson Provincial Park, on Highway 16, 67 km east of Tete Jaune Cache and 35 km west of Jasper, Alberta.

Contact Information

Design By Nature Park Services
Email address: designbynature@telus.net
Phone: 250-566-4811 (campground phone is in service only from April 1 to September 30th)

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night.BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $7.50 per senior couple/night.

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: May 15 – September 15. Campground dates with full fees and services: May 15 – September 8.

Facilities

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Two walk-in/cycle campsites are available.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

No picnic area at the campground, but several are available nearby.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

Good boat launch on Yellowhead Lake, 1.9 km east of campground. Canoes and small car-top boats can be launched right from the main Lucerne campground.

Activities

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Good opportunities for canoeing and boating on Yellowhead Lake.

Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are opportunities for back country skiing and for snowshoeing. There are no tracks set; the trails are the same as the hiking trails.

User Reviews

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Very peaceful campground

Submitted by voyager on August 6, 2009

The views of the mountains in this provincial park in general are magnificent. There are a lot of hiking trails in the park. Swimming is in the nearby glacier-fed lakes is possible, but the water is very cold.

 

User Images

This lake is about 25 km west of this campground on highway 16.

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

View of mountains

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

Very nice campsites. Not too private, but clean and surrounded by trees and flowers

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

voyager
Aug 6, 2009

 

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