Wabamun Lake Provincial Park

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Advisories

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  • Blue-Green Algae - Wabamun Lake

      August 7, 2020

      A blue-green algae bloom advisory has been issued for Wabamun Lake (Edmonton Zone).

      • General precautions
        • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms.  If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
        • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visible.  
        • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
        • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.
          • Specific questions regarding consumption of fish from lakes experiencing cyanobacterial blooms can be directed to Alberta Health (health.ephs@gov.ab.ca)
      • 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      • Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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.
      • For answers to general health-related questions, you can contact the nearest public health office or Health Link Alberta:
        • Edmonton Main Office 780-735-1800
        • Calgary Main Office: 403-943-2288
        • Lethbridge Main Office: 403-388-6689
        • Grande Prairie Main Office: 780-513-7517
        • Red Deer Main Office: 403-356-6366
        • Health Link Alberta: 811

  • Water Advisory - Fecal Coliforms on Wabamun Lake

      August 2, 2020

      Please be advised that a Microbiological (Fecal) Water Quality Advisory has been issued for Wabamun Lake.  Visitors who choose to swim or recreate in the lake should note the following:

      • The public beach at Wabamun Lake remains open, but physical distancing and other COVID-19 health requirements must be adhered to.  
      • If you have open sores or sensitive skin we suggest not to swim in the lake at this time.  
      • If you are travelling with small children who may be inclined to swallow the lake water or put their heads under, keep them away from the water and watch them closely. Potential side effects could include:  
      • Skin, eye and ear infections if you come in contact with the water  
      • Vomiting and diarrhea if the water is consumed 

       

       

  • Heavy rainfall is creating soft ground conditions in the campground

      July 16, 2020

      • Campsites and roads may be affected.
      • Please ensure you check the weather patterns in that location and plan your stay accordingly.
      • If you wish to cancel your reservation, in order to receive a full refund of your camping fees you must cancel prior to 72 hours before 2:00 p.m. of the scheduled arrival date.

  • Wabamun Lake Day Use - Capacity Limits

      June 26, 2020

      Capacity limits are now in place for the day-use area to ensure physical distancing. Check for signs upon entry that state if the day-use area is at capacity. More Albertans are enjoying our provincial parks, and we may have to turn people away. Thank you for your compliance and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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