For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories. Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.
Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services. Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported.
Lamont County has restricted traffic along the main access road - range road 195 - from HWY 16 south to Blackfoot Staging Area.
Check trail conditions before heading out.
SEASONAL CLOSURE- This staging area is seasonally closed to ALL EQUESTRIAN use between December 1 and March 31 annually.
Recreational hunting season occurs between the beginning of September and end of December each year. You must obtain a discharge permit in order to hunt within the park. First Nations may hunt year-round on site.
To obtain a hunting discharge permit, click HERE
To find out more about hunting in Alberta Parks and protected areas, click HERE
Planning on recreating in Cooking Lake Blackfoot during hunting season? Here are some tips to stay safe:
NO WATER is provided at the staging areas, potable or non-potable.
Please come prepared with your own water.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.