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The Best Camping in Clearwater County

Looking for the best camping in Clearwater County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Clearwater County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Clearwater County

  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Paddle the North Saskatchewan River: Nordegg to Rocky Mountain House

    A suitable journey for beginners who are accompanied by intermediate/advanced paddlers with canoe rescue experience ideally.  Due to the multiple drop in points, you may even opt for a day trip without camping.  The following is a guideline of what we did from 11-13 August 2017. Approach: Head al...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Camp at Preachers Point

    5.0
    Turn off of the David Thompson Highway at Preachers Point Staging Area, approximately 60km south west of Nordegg. Beside Abraham lake, enjoy a perfect camp spot with beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies in every direction. With no cell service or amenities, this is a true experience of being t...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Backpack the Vision Quest Trail

    4.2
    4.16 mi / 2818 ft gain
    This short, but steep hike includes a moderate scrambling section, leading to an open spine that becomes increasingly difficult. The views of Abraham Lake are well worth the uphill grind, however, and this makes for a great half-day or beautiful backcountry overnight trip. About one third of the...
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  • 52.013448,-116.628897, Alberta

    Mount Cline

    4.0
    14.56 mi / 6535 ft gain
    Starting 105 miles (169kms) from Rocky Mountain House, the trailhead for this hike begins across the highway from Thompson Creek Campground. There is a grassy area to park and the path extends obviously on the east side of the creek. The initial 2.5 miles (4.2kms) meanders along the creek with 2...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Mosquito Creek Backpacking Adventure

    18.7 mi / 3822.2 ft gain
    The Mosquito creek trailhead is on the east side of the Icefield parkway road just across from the Mosquito Creek Hostel. You park in front of the hostel, and hop across the road to begin the trek.The trail winds up the Mosquito Valley, occasionally popping into a clearing where you get good view...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Climb Achilles Spire

    5.0
    Established in 2012 by Eric Dumerac, Sid Cupido and Chad Casey.  This 13-pitch, 300m route of relatively easy climbing provides some decent exposure on a dolomite tower attached to Mount Andromache, Banff National Park. 2 hr approach, expect 8-10 hour day.  Approach - Park in the pull out on the ...
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  • Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta

    Backpack to Michelle Lakes

    5.0
    11.2 mi / 7545.9 ft gain
    Trailhead Owen Creek located by the East Banff National Park Boundary on the David Thompson Highway (#11). There is no sign for Owen Creek so keep you eyes open for a pullout approximately 2kms east of the Banff National Park toll gate. You will find the trail to the right of the creek when facin...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to Bow Glacier Falls

    5.0
    5.6 mi / 508.5 ft gain
    The trailhead begins directly behind the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge on km 37 of the Icefields Highway. The trail is well marked and winds along the shore of Bow Lake for the first 1.2km of the hike. Eventually you will lead up to a narrow gorge and onto the crest of a glacial moraine. There are only a few...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to Hector Lake

    5.0
    3.1 mi
    Hector Lake is one of the larger lakes in Banff National Park. It is surrounded by the Waputik Range to the west, and offers pristine views of the mountains. Hector Lake is idyllic and peaceful. Most tourists drive past the trailhead on the parkway, which means the hike is not at all busy. An...
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