Families visiting Jasper National Park this summer will have another overnight option at the iconic Maligne Lake.
A four-pad, paddle-only campground will be installed at Deep Cove, five kilometers down the lake.
Communications officer Kim Weir said the new campground is designed with first-time paddlers in mind.
“Hidden Cove provides a relatively short paddle for beginners and families, along shorelines with little wind and wave exposure,” said Weir.
“The cove has shallow water and can easily be accessed in one to two hours.”
The project is part of Parks Canada’s attempt to renew and refresh the park’s visitor experience; it was included in consultations leading up to the approval of the 2010 park management plan.
Weir said along with the tent pads, Hidden Cove will have an outhouse, a fire-pit and a cook shelter.
“This campground will provide opportunities for groups not represented at existing lake-based campgrounds,” she said.
The campground, which after wages and materials will cost approximately $50,000 to build, will be off limits to boaters using electric motors.
What...you thought we were talking about a different proposal for overnight accommodations?