Rumsey Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-823-1749


Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size36,872.24 Acres  /  14,922.2 Ha
Legal BoundaryRumsey NA
Administration / Information403-742-7516 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Wainwright
Natural RegionGrassland - Northern Fescue
Parkland - Central Parkland 
Natural Region Description

Together with Rumsey Ecological Reserve, this natural area protects the largest remaining undisturbed tract of aspen parkland in Canada; hummocky morraine (knob and kettle) topography; in wet years, the kettles fill with water; resulting potholes become some of the most productive waterfowl habitat in North America. Rumsey protects plants, birds and mammals at both the southern and northern extents of their ranges.

Land Use Framework RegionRed Deer 
Updated: May 28, 2019