North Cooking Lake NA Natural Area

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-922-3293/780-672-7274

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Hunting in North Cooking Lake Natural Area

Big game season - archery - shotgun slugs.  Game bird season - archery/shotgun/crossbow/falconry (crossbows not permitted for migratory birds).

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size405.24 Acres  /  164 Ha
Legal BoundaryNorth Cooking Lake NA
Administration / Information780-672-7274 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Camrose
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area of "knob and kettle" topography contains steep-sided hills (knobs), with wetlands in depressions (kettles). The area's topography provides important wildlife habitat. Ponds ringed with cattails and willow are nesting and feeding habitat for red-winged blackbirds. Many types of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal and northern shoveler, use the ponds. Depressions contain willow shrublands, sedge wetland and black spruce peatland. On upland areas, aspen forests dominate.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Oct 31, 2018