We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Road is closed

I should have done my homework, drove 13 hours only to find that this (once) spectacular lake can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kamloops, Canada
Small Village on the Bank of Waterton Lake

My family visited this village at the beginning of August 2018. It’s a very small village with ~100... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dequan C
Rochester, Minnesota
via mobile
Read all 386 reviews
All photos (96)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“paddle boats”(22 reviews)
“rent a canoe”(11 reviews)
“opposite end”(4 reviews)
The climax of a 16 km (10 mile) scenic highway known as the Akamina Parkway, is Cameron Lake. Nestled between the majestic mountain peaks of the Akamina Ridge, this sub-alpine lake is one of many serene bodies of water that makes up Waterton Lakes...more
Akima Pkwy. | 13 km southwest of town of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Reviews (386)
Filter reviews
361 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewspaddle boatsrent a canoeopposite endwater activitiesparking is limitedparking lotminute drivehiking trailsgreat drivegrizzly bearscenic driveamazing sceneryenjoy the scenerycanadian rockiesan easy walkclosed duenational park
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 361 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have done my homework, drove 13 hours only to find that this (once) spectacular lake can no longer be accessed by a vehicle. The forest fires of 2017 decimated the area surrounding the lake, and as of September 2018 the access road is...More

1  Thank Ydnar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited this village at the beginning of August 2018. It’s a very small village with ~100 residents. It is on the bank of Waterton Lake that embraces the village on 3 sides with big or long beaches on one side. The village has...More

Thank Dequan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a family friendly lake that had me thinking it was a place I would enjoy coming back to for a longer visit. But we enjoyed our brief stop here, chatted with friendly travelers, and enjoyed watching families having a good time at the...More

Thank loves2travel49
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Cameron Lake is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. I wanted to make readers aware that the road to Cameron Lake has been closed because of the significant fire damage that occurred in September 2017. Hopefully, this area can be cleaned...More

2  Thank Glen G
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Cameron Lake is the most beautiful lake located in Waterton Lakes National Park. In fact, from here you can do some excursions surrounding the lake and it is possible to arrive to the USA border by walk. Pitifully, when we arrive here some pathways are...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A beautiful lake with amazing photo-ops. Nice facilities to refresh. A good place to gaze at the stars. We did see one grizzly bear on the road as we were going to the parking lot, so be ware...

2  Thank Pitt-Duq
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is a gorgeous lake at the end of a scenic drive. There is a nice walking trail around the lake, and you may see wildlife, including grizzly bears, so be bear-aware. You can rent canoes and paddle-boats, which are another great way to see...More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed April 8, 2018

If you love the outdoors this is worth the drive down the dirt road, just remember the wildlife has the right of way so proceed with caution!!

3  Thank G6234RWrichards
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We went by boat out on the Cameron Lake. It was a beautiful day even with the wind that dominates the lake most of the year. You cannot express the grandeur of the lake and the mountains. I would go there again... fantastic trip. I...More

1  Thank rcdmstarnet
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We usually go to Waterton every year and one of our favorite places to always go is Cameron Lake. This last year they opened the public access again. It had been closed due to renovations and upgrades to the parking & facilities. I love how...More

Thank GoodSleepandFood
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Waterton Lakes National Park
Northland Lodge
205 reviews
6.22 miles away
Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort
674 reviews
6.55 miles away
Crandell Mountain Lodge
298 reviews
6.55 miles away
Waterton Glacier Suites
399 reviews
6.56 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 28 restaurants in Waterton Lakes National Park
Red Rock Trattoria
91 reviews
6.56 miles away
Rocky Ridge Resort B & B
5 reviews
17.39 miles away
Twin Butte Country General Store
151 reviews
19.33 miles away
The Polebridge Mercantile
161 reviews
20.71 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 attractions in Waterton Lakes National Park
Crypt Lake Trail
254 reviews
9.34 miles away
Aster Falls
74 reviews
19.20 miles away
The Polebridge Mercantile
83 reviews
20.71 miles away
Upper Waterton Lake
210 reviews
6.96 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michael C
August 6, 2018|
Response from Pitt-Duq | Reviewed this property |
The Waterton Lakes National Park website says the lake is currently closed due to wildfires. You may want to check there for updates.
July 21, 2017|
Response from ScottLockwood | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The new facilities are all ADA compliant. There is a nice level trail along the lake.
June 28, 2017|
Response from JJawandering | Reviewed this property |
There are some picnic tables in the area. It would be a good idea to take something to sit on for your picnic too, as this is a very busy place right now, especially at weekends.