Cadomin is a great camping spot. You are in a valley with rugged mountains all around. Cadomin is located about 50km south of Hinton on hwy40. The population is now only 64, but was once a booming coal community,in the early 1900’s the population was 1,700, in 1952 the mine shut down and many people moved away. Cadomin still has a general store that carries your basic camping needs, a small restaurant is also available at the store. Cadomin does not have a gas station, but does sell propane, you would need to get gas in either Hinton,Edson or Robb, if you are going quading you will need to haul gas.
The area around Cadomin is well known for it’s quading trails, they go for mile so you can expect to see lots of ATV’s driving around. When visiting this area you need to go the the caves, the caves are open from May 1 to Aug 31. The caves are closed during the bats hibernation period, and also have been closed due to a disease that is transfered from tourist activity. The bat popuation of these caves has dropped significantly. You will need some good hiking shoes as it is quite a steep climb to the entrance of the caves, also a bright light is essential. If you have not been to this area before you can get a map at the general store in Cadomin or arrange for a tour guide.
Watson Creek Provincial Recreation Area just outside of Cadomin is a nice quiet place to camp, there are about 38 sites available. The sites are well treed with good space between sites.Power is not available and water pumps are thru out the campground, wood is available for campground use only, it cannot be removed,washroom are also available, these sites are pay on your honor and run about $10.00/night.
Whitehorse Creek Provincial Recreation Area has basic camping facilities with 26 sites,non flush bathroom facilities, wood is available. This site also provides access to the unmaintained hiking/equestrian trail to Miette Hotsprings in Jasper National Park. If you are planning to travel overnight into Jasper, a permit from the Jasper trails office is required. These site run about $10.00/night and $2.00/night/horse.
This is beautiful country to camp and get the feel of the great outdoors. There are many other areas to camp, some people just park on the side of the road somewhere.