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TenOC

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Posted: 06/05/18 08:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since Kicking Horse CG (88 sites) is closed, what is the chance of getting a first come site at Monarch with only 44 sites? We will be at Yoho in early August. Has anyone camped there in 2018? What time of the day does it fill up.

What other options are there. I do not need FHU.

I know I can call the park and probable get the information.


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Don't know what the story will be if Kicking horse is closed so there is extra demand but other years Monarch doesn't fill up most nights until after dinner. Just a note that there are no hook ups of any kind at this campground.

Have you considered staying at the Lake Louise campground instead? It is not that far from Field so you could see the same things by driving down the hill from Lake Louise. If you have a smaller vehicle (nothing larger than a pick up) the drive up to Takakaw falls is worth while.

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Powder pig wrote:


Have you considered staying at the Lake Louise campground instead?


Lake Louise is full the first few weeks in Aug.

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There is boondocking at Lake Loiuise ! Take the first right and park anywhere along the road!


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https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g17........oho_National_Park_Kootenay_Rockies_.html


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I really liked Kicking Horse and Yoho a long time ago, there were no reservations. The weather can be cold and wet even in August. Those parks are overlooked by a lot of people.

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There is boondocking at Lake Loiuise ! Take the first right and park anywhere along the road!


Could you be more specific?

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TenOC wrote:

Since Kicking Horse CG (88 sites) is closed, what is the chance of getting a first come site at Monarch with only 44 sites? We will be at Yoho in early August. Has anyone camped there in 2018? What time of the day does it fill up.

What other options are there. I do not need FHU.

I know I can call the park and probable get the information.


We did not stay there last year but in August 2016 the parks people opened the Monarch CG to over flow camping in the places usually reservered for parking only. So no problems getting in. Just remember, this is the busiest time of the year so to insure a spot, arrive early.

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Kickinghorse campground is closed because there was a large avalanche there this winter. They are assessing the damage and what needs to be done to get it repaired and open. If you are coming in August, it MAY be reopened by then. If not, Monarch is available but will fill early in the day. I'd try to be there by 10:00 am and get in line to get a site as someone else moves out. Most of the campers there are just stopping for one or two nights as they travel through, so there is a large turnover of sites every day.

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robatthelake wrote:

There is boondocking at Lake Loiuise ! Take the first right and park anywhere along the road!


I think not!! Parks Canada is VERY adamant about NO BOONDOCKING and while you may have got away with it in the past, it was just plain luck, and I would not plan on it in the future.

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