STARS: 4.5 out of 5
SNARING RIVER OVERFLOW, JASPER NATIONAL FOREST, ALBERTA, CANADA: GPS 53.011665, -118.089617
I really liked this spot. It felt a lot like boondocking with big open spaces and some nice little nooks. We intended to go there at the beginning of our stay in Jasper National Park, but it was closed the first two nights, so we had to go to Whister's Campground. If you intend to go here, know that they only open when all of the other campgrounds in the area are filled, including the tent sites. The Rangers told us that it closes again when the campgrounds aren't full, but a camper told us it stays open from the first time it opens (for us that was Canada Day weekend on Friday night) until the end of the summer. But I wouldn't risk planning on going there unless you call ahead. I doubt it ever opens before Canada Day weekend (around our 4th of July, just so you know).
I think the number to call to find out is: 780-852-6155. If someone finds out that is inaccurate, please let me know so I can change this entry.
We were relatively one of the first campers there, so we got the pick of sites. We chose a nook with trees on either side for privacy. It was essentially a pull-through because no one was parked in the area behind it, so we were able to go on the road behind the spot and pull-through. On the negative, we parked on a bunch of ant hills, so you may want to check that out before you pull in.
It did get quite full, but even at its fullest, we still had privacy and it never got loud. There are nice mountains surrounding the area and we found it to be very pretty.
The bathrooms are drop toilets. They were clean in the early part of the day (after being cleaned for the morning), and got progressively dirtier until the were cleaned the next day. There were trash cans but no recycling.
The entry and exit were very easy. If you pass up the entrance as you head down the road (I think it's Snaring River Rd, but don't hold me to that) there is a turn around at the end (if no one is parked in the trail head area).
There was no dump, but there were containers of potable water, but none to fill your rig up with.
We had absolutely no cell there. No Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. We had to get on the main road closer to town to get any signal.