James-Wilson Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

James-Wilson Campground

Information: 403-304-0456
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Partner: Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association

This cozy little campground is found in James-Wilson Provincial Recreation Area, 40 km west of Sundre on Forestry Trunk Road (Hwy. 734). There are around 15 spacious sites tucked into the forest between James River and Wilson Creek. Hike, fish, or access nearby OHV trails. Please keep OHVs on trailers within the recreation area. 

This campground is maintained by the Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association, a non-profit organization that operates campgrounds through positive and proactive volunteer efforts. Purchasing a FOESA annual membership is highly encouraged and appreciated to help operate and maintain this campground.

Camping

Season: May 15 - Sep 9
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Unserviced 17 - FOESA
Membership
No Seasonal Closure

  • Garbage: This is a user maintained campground. Garbage receptacles are not provided. It is MANDATORY that campers pack out their garbage.
  • Toilets: Vault toilets are available onsite. Toilet paper & hand sanitizer are not provided. Campers must be prepared to provide their own toilet paper & hand sanitizer. Toilets will be cleaned a minimum of once a week; campers may clean the toilet facilities themselves prior to their use if required. Dumping of any garbage or sewage into the vault toilets is prohibited.
  • Wildlife: Campers must ensure that all garbage, food and associated attractants are secured within a hard walled trailer or vehicle when not in use to prevent attracting bears and other wildlife to your campsite.
  • This is an unserviced campground.

Amenities

First Come, First Serve
Firewood
  • Firewood alert! Firewood not available. Help stop the spread of forest pests, Dutch elm disease and emerald ash borer. Plan to buy firewood locally, burn on site, never bring home.
  • Collection of deadfall for firewood is prohibited.
Water

Changes to the recreation area regulation under the Public Health Act have affected provision of drinking water in this campground – we cannot absolutely guarantee that water from hand pumps is free of pathogens because of the risk of ground water contamination. As a result, Alberta Parks recommends that you bring your own drinking water.

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Updated: Feb 21, 2024