Rumsey Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-742-7516
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.
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Hunting in Rumsey Natural Area

Some areas under grazing lease with hunting and access restrictions

More information: 403-742-7516

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 36,872.24 Acres / 14,922.20 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 390/96
Administration / Information 403-742-7516
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Wainwright
Natural Region Grassland - 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 Region Red Deer
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022