Cameron Lake Cabin

The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. Cameron Lake Cabin was built in 1929 and is the oldest surviving warden cabin in Waterton National Park. The cabin is available for winter bookings only. See all of our huts here

Please note important changes to access information below.

ACC Hut Bookings

  • Bookings are exclusive for the entire hut. Rates are based on booking the hut, not per user.
  • Orders and Provincial guidelines for gatherings may change between the time of booking and scheduled arrival date. All hut users must meet current guidelines and restrictions for gatherings, even if those numbers are less than facility capacities. The ACC reserves the right to revoke any bookings that do not comply with the current order or guidelines at the time of your booking.
  • Please see the hut rates below and see our Booking Huts page for more information.
  • All guests with bookings at ACC huts are encouraged to read the latest provincial health regulations:
  • Covid Safety Plan (pdf).

South Western Alberta Charm

Cameron Lake Cabin was built in 1929, it is the oldest surviving warden cabin in Waterton National Park. The Alpine Club is proud to be a part of the long standing history of the National Parks Warden service. This cozy little log cabin is perfect for families, as well as those seeking more vigorous pursuits.

At A Glance

General: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB
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Open: Winter only (Dec. 1 to Apr. 1)
Rates: See below
Quick Description: 3 km ski from Little Prairie day use area.
Elevation Gain to Hut: 50m
Approach Time: 1/2 to 1 hour
Approach Description: (see below)
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

How To Book

Check Availability

(Whole Hut)

Not available in summer. Check back Winter 2021/22.


Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Propane stovetops (propane supplied), Fully-equipped kitchen suitable for groups
Propane lighting – propane is supplied
Propane heater
Snow melt

Recreational Opportunities

  • Ski Touring
  • Ice Climbing


New for winter 2021 - the Akamina Parkway is open for driving to the Little Prairie day use area.

Drive 45 minutes south of Pincher Creek on Hwy 6 South. Enter Waterton National Park and drive to the Akamina Parkway. Drive along the parkway to the Little Prairie day use area parking on the left. Ski along the road for about 3km to the hut, which is in the trees on the left about 400m before Cameron Lake. 

Winter Access:
You can check on conditions by contacting the Waterton Parks Info Centre at (403) 859-5133.

You will be passing by avalanche terrain on the way in to Cameron Lakes - please have up-to-date knowledge and plans in case of an emergency.

References and Links

The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal, and foam mattresses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. Guests area expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

All of our huts are user-maintained, meaning that the custodial work of keeping the hut clean, chopping firewood and shovelling snow is done by the guests. The ACC provides major service and renovations to all of our huts each year to ensure they are in good repair.

There are no transition days between bookings. Guests are responsible to sanitize before and after use of the huts.

Download our hut cleaning and sanitation guidelines here.