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McLeod Meadows Campground

McLeod Meadows Campground in Kootenay National Park occupies a quite wooded area on the banks of the Kootenay River with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.

McLeod Meadows, set in the centre of Kootenay National Park, is the perfect secluded sanctuary for families looking to unplug. It’s the perfect place to experience all of Kootenay National Park!  Listen to the sound of the Kootenay River and watch for wildlife, including deer and elk. Enjoy a gentle hike to Dog Lake or a more strenuous one by booking a Burgess Shale Fossil Hike to Stanley Glacier, then take a short trip down the highway to the Village of Radium Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley for great dining and a soak in the hot springs.

The open grasslands of McLeod Meadows and the nearby river makes ideal habitat for wildlife viewing. In early summer, the orchids bloom in the nearby meadows once the snow has melted, allowing for a special treat. Sites are appropriate for tents and small to mid-sized RVs.

McLeod Meadows has 80 sites, un-serviced. McLeod Meadows is also a First-come, first-serve campground open June to September.

More Camping in Kootenay National Park

Parks Canada has three front country campgrounds and one group campground in Kootenay National Park. Located in the north, middle and south ends of the park, these campgrounds offer a variety of services while allowing visitors to unplug, relax and stay close to all of the adventure.

During peak season (mid-June until early September), there are over 300 campsites available. Demand is heaviest on long weekends between May and October and all weekends in July and August.

Crooks Meadow Campground is located 35 km north of the Village of Radium Hot Springs and is open to groups from 20 people to 60 people. This open-meadow concept is also the oldest homestead in the park and is the perfect place to see wildlife.

Like McLeod Meadows, its central location within the park makes it a perfect location for groups wanting some quiet space and still have access to what the park has to offer. Small RVs are allowed, but note that this site is not serviced.

Redstreak Campground, a 242-site campground providing a variety of amenities including full hook up, semi and non-serviced sites as well as ten oTENTik tent cabins that can be rented on a nightly basis. Located in the southern most portion of Kootenay National Park, overlooking the Village of Radium Hot Springs, Redstreak Campground has a magnificent view of the Columbia Valley and Purcell Mountains.

Marble Canyon Campground, found in the north end of Kootenay National Park, is located close to many mountain park attractions. From Marble Canyon, visitors are only a short drive from spectacular hiking trails in Kootenay including Stanley Glacier, Floe Lake and Ball Pass. The campground’s close proximity to Banff and Yoho national parks makes day hikes on the Iceline, Taylor Lake, Bourgeau Lake and Twin Lakes trails a breeze.

  • Biking Trails
  • Dog Friendly
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking Trails
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  • Sani Dump
  • Tent sites
  • Water Available