Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

William Watson Lodge Campground

Information: 403-591-7227
Operator: Alberta Parks
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William Watson Lodge Campground is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, 50 km south of Hwy. 1 on Hwy. 40 and south on Hwy. 742 (Kananaskis Lakes Trail). This small campground is for exclusive use of clients of William Watson Lodge. It is fully wheelchair accessible and each site has water, power and sewer hookups. From here there is close access to the lakes for those hoping to canoe, fish or go boating. There are many hiking, mountain biking and paved trails nearby.

By following Alberta's health guidelines, we have determined that William Watson Lodge can safely reopen for a limited time this summer.

The lodge will be open for guests from July 2 to July 26. Visitors must make reservations prior to arriving at the lodge.

The comfort station, comfort camping cabin and day lodge (with the exception of reservations) will not open and we will not loan out equipment at this time.

Staff will follow Chief Medical Officer of Health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes enhanced disinfection of high touch surfaces, enhanced cleaning of cabins, limiting check in/check out to one family member and no access to amenities such as the lounge, kitchen and dining areas. 

The lodge will close early this year for renovations. The new lodge will enhance the overall visitor experience and safety, and bring the facility up to today’s international accessibility standards. The lodge will be closed during the two-year construction period. The Government of Alberta is investing $6 million into the project.


Jun 1 - Oct 11
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Power/Water/Sewer (15 amp) 13 $ 16


Camping Notes

  • The standard non-refundable reservation fee noted DOES NOT apply to William Watson Lodge Campground.
  • This campground is for the exclusive use of clients of the Lodge. It is not open to the general public.



William Watson Lodge has accommodation and other facilities for Albertans with disabilities.

Sites Services # of Sites
Accessible Comfort Camping Hut Includes water services, (w/hot water tank), furnace and fridge.
Capacity 4 person; Unit does not have a washroom facility, but is located adjacent to the campground comfort station
RV Campsites Fully Accessible full service RV camping spots. Located adjacent to the campground comfort station 11
Comfort Trailer Includes electricity, water services, kitchenette, fridge. Capacity of 4 people 1
Cabins Fully Accessible cabins. Cabins have 1 -3 bedrooms and accessible washrooms 22
Disabled Access Campsites
Accessible Comfort Camping Hut - 1
RV Campsites - 11
Comfort Trailer - 1
Cabins - 22
Updated: Jun 30, 2020