We have about 85 kilometres of track set trails. Trails are double tracked for two way traffic.
About 35 kilometres of trail accessed from Blackfoot Lake Staging Area are packed for skate skiing. These trails are challenging and very scenic, with excellent wildlife viewing.
The first four loops from Waskahegan Staging Area are ideal for families with children - 14 kilometres of trail follow gently undulating terrain. Rest stops are spaced along the first three loops and there's a larger shelter at junction of Lost Lake and Meadow trails.
Trails around Central Staging Area are fairly flat, with one major hill on Beaver Loop Trail heading west from the staging area.
More than 30 kilometres of cross-country ski trails can be accessed from Islet Lake Staging Area. Two short loops with small hills (Highline and Middle trails) are good for novice skiers. Trails around Elk Push Lake are more difficult.
A long dog sledding run (approximately 40 kilometres) starts from the Blackfoot sector.
Please clean up after your dog. Dog waste does not decompose the same way as wild dog waste does due to diet.
During winter months, dogs are PROHIBITED from any trails that are track set for cross country skiing. This is for dog and skier safety and to preserve the tracks. Please keep to trails such as the Central Alleyway, Waskehegan North, Wapiti, Round-Up, Winter, and trails starting from the Blackfoot Staging Area, as well as open pastures.
Dogs must be on leash at all times within Cooking-Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
Bikes are not allowed on ski trails set with double ski tracks
On single ski track trail, please stay off set tracks. This damages the tracks and makes it difficult to ski
Snowmobiling is permitted on Central Alleyway Trail from Waskahegan Staging Area to the shelter at the junction of Central Alleyway and Winter trails.
Snowmobiling is also allowed in designated fields when there is sufficient snow (indicated by signs at field entrances). There must be at least 30 centimetres of compacted snow before snowmobiling is permitted.