Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park
Notice: Camp here and you have a water spray park for the kids to enjoy and a 9-hole golf course right outside your door. Just north of the park, one of the largest rodeos in the area provides an authentic Alberta experience every Father’s Day weekend. While you're visiting, explore the many trails on foot or bicycle. A stocked trout pond, located just south of the park, is a great place for the family to share time while tossing their lines in to try their luck. Hang out at the playground, cool down at the new water spray park or relax in the shade of trees planted by volunteers when the park was first developed. With no large cities nearby, the sky at night gets dark enough for some amazing star gazing, especially in late spring and fall, when daylight hours are shorter.
Birding: Gooseberry Lake is designated an Important Bird Area; large numbers of shorebirds have been recorded during spring and fall migrations; sanderlings and red-necked phalaropes are two of the more common species; the lake is a late-summer staging area for ducks, geese and swans; other water birds such as gulls, great blue herons and American white pelicans are common in the area; in addition to its importance to shorebirds, Gooseberry Lake supports a small population of the nationally endangered piping plover.