Beauty, solitude, amazing birds, great campground (new in 2012), and did I mention gorgeous! We love the prairie, saw GNP on the map, and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. From June 1 to June 3, our stay was way too short. As birders our goal was to find 3 specific bird species--found only 1 but that's ok. We were thrilled with the other species there. We shared the campground each night with only one other camper, who like us also appreciated the quiet and solitude. Stargazing is unreal--this is a designated dark sky area. We heard coyotes and foxes at night and thrilled to nighthawks sitting on the fence rails at our site. Three sites have electric hookups, and each has plenty of room so you're not on top of a neighbor. Restrooms are clean and fully outfitted with necessities. Canada Parks had the wisdom to install recycling bins, graywater dump stations, a lovely pavilion where you can cook on their woodstove, and even permanent lantern hangers at each site. I've been camping for many, many years and have never seen hangers--amazing. The staff at the headquarters in nearby Val Marie couldn't have been better or more helpful. There really aren't enough adjectives to describe the park, the thought put into it, actually, everything about it. There is one road that traverses the interior and plenty of hiking trails in the west block--we did not go to the est block because it has no camping, but we were told it's just as pretty. For the best birding and possibly the best weather (we understand that summers can get hot), spring is it. Will definitely go back and highly recommend for any prairie lover.
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