Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Recreation Area
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size23,969.68 Acres  /  9,700.53 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.390/97
Administration / Information780-672-7274 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Camrose
Special DesignationsUNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area is aspen-dominated hummocky moraine with numerous small kettle lakes and ponds. It is located just south of Elk Island National Park. Roughly half the area is pasture; the remainder is in a natural state.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 

The official name for this park is Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife and Provincial Recreation Area.   It's a multi-use area that supports a variety of activities.

  • Outdoor recreation includes maintained hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding trails.  Wildlife viewing and bird watching opportunities are available year-round.  Active wildlife management programs in the area have created a wide range of habitats supporting numerous species.
  • Non-recreational activities include  livestock grazing trapping and limited  industrial activity, as well as Aboriginal and seasonal hunting.


Updated: Jun 28, 2017