The Hinton/Jasper KOA campground

Before we leave Hinton and continue on to Jasper, I want to show you the Hinton/Jasper KOA campground, as it’s the nicest one we’ve stayed at yet.

First impressions are really important, and the office is very nice. The woman who checked me in was professional and friendly, and apologized twice for not having someone there to guide me the 400 feet to my site 🙂 With 30 amp full service in a pull-through, it cost $45.90 per night for me, $48.90 per night once Cathy arrived.

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
The sites are almost level, of a decent size, and have a lawn and picnic table. They also all have a great view of the Rockies. Having no trees maintains the view for everyone but obviously is problematic for people who want to sit in the shade with a cool one (I vote for the view).

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
The sites don’t have fire pits, but there’s a large communal fire pit in the middle of the park. The park managers put the fire out at 10:30 according to a TripAdvisor commenter who wasn’t happy about that.

Communal fire pit at the Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
Having a park that’s dog friendly is of course huge to us, and is probably the main thing that caused me to give this park 5 stars on their TripAdvisor page. First, they have a large fenced agility course. The kids had never seen one, so I had to show them the concept 🙂

Kamp K9 agility course at the Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
And then we/they had a bit of fun with it.

Kamp K9 agility course at the Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
There are garbage and recycling bins, and doggie pickup bag dispensers at many places in the park, a dramatic difference to most of the parks we’ve stayed at. The stuff put into the recycling bins gets donated to a KOA-run program for children with cancer.

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
The dog facility that we used the most was an open leash-free field of about 5 acres, with a wide mowed path around the perimeter.

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
The field was a wonderful place to play with Bella. Monty has pretty much quit playing with her the past few days.

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
Having horses close to the far fence was a bonus 🙂

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
The bathrooms and laundry rooms were modern and immaculate. The glass-block wall behind the bench is a classy touch, I thought.

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground
And finally, the kids’ play equipment is very high quality, and Steve and I had a lot of plying playing with Brock there.

Hinton/Jasper KOA campground

Now, off to Jasper and some forest camping.



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