Friends booked a couple campsites at Rock Lake Provincial Park for our second Alberta camping trip. The first wildlife we saw was a Moose and two calf’s on the side of the road, just as we were about to turn off onto the gravel road.
The road in was good. We had been warned that the road had been washed out earlier in the season, and although repaired a car was not recommended. The washed out sections we short and slow, but any stock car should have no trouble getting it (and the road should be fully repaired eventually as well).
I was surprised by the campsite, large spots, picnic tables where in great shape, the bathrooms were new and clean, firewood was supplied and a new playground was perfect for the boys. This is a lot nicer than I have ever seen for the price.
The lake was beautiful, great trails that started by our campsite and went further than we had time to walk. We had no animals in our campsite, but saw lots of wildlife around. Moose, deer, squirrels and bears. The park shares a boundary with Jasper and another with Wilmore Wilderness Park. We took a drive a dusk and saw lots of wildlife, the most exciting was a bear about 15 feet from the car. It was too dark to get a picture, but great to see. The boys had fun looking for wildlife as well, as we saw new animals often enough to keep them engaged.
The nights were cooler than we are prepared for, next year we will need to either finish the trailer or buy warmer sleeping gear.