Recently we spent the weekend camping at the Hinton/Jasper KOA with my extended family.
Camping At Hinton/Jasper KOA
Located just under 15 minutes from Hinton and under an hour from the town of Jasper this was a great place for our extended family camping trip.
The options for staying at the Hinton/Jasper KOA include tenting sites, RV sites, as well as cabins with occupancy options for up to 6 people. All of my family are RV/trailer campers for we stayed in the RV area.
Like many large RV areas, the sites are pull-through ones with a little bit of space for your picnic table and some green space. There are however no fire pits at any of the campsites, but rather a large cookhouse/fire pit on a first come first serve basis.
What We Loved
- When you first get there and check-in, someone guides you to your RV site. Of course, we could find it ourselves but it was a nice little touch
- You are so close to Jasper but aren’t actually in the park so you don’t need to pay park fee’s unless you’re going into Jasper
- I’m spoiled but I love having full hook-ups
- They have a fenced-in dog run area
- They have WIFI, not high-speed internet though
- Free showers! Even though we have a huge change can full of change for just this it’s still nice
What We Didn’t Love
- It was kind of different not having firepits at our campsite although it’s due to Yellowhead County Regulations
- I’ve never been to any other KOA campgrounds before, but my aunt has and compared to others the amenities are basic
- They need to step up the kid’s play area and arcade or get rid of it…
- The main firepit area closes before the implemented quiet time of 11 pm
All in all our experience that the Hinton/Jasper KOA was pretty decent! We spent all 3 nights around the fire, playing card games and enjoying a few bevies!
If you have a KOA membership you save on campsite fees at all KOA campgrounds. We are not members so the cost for us was around $60/night. This was based on how many people we had in our trailer, our 2 dogs, and also the size of the site that we needed.
For more information on the Hinton/Jasper KOA or to book a site you can visit www.koa.com