Fawcett Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-849-7100

Fawcett Lake Provincial Recreation Area was the site of a Chisholm Sawmills camp during the 1940s. In addition to Canadian loggers, sawyers, and support staff, 25 German Prisoners of War volunteered to labour here to escape the tedium of POW camps in other parts of the province. While most physical remnants of this history are now gone, the floating sawmill’s anchoring piers are an enduring reminder of this era.

In addition to appreciating the history of the site, you can enjoy fishing, swimming, paddling and boating (electric motors only) here.


Park Management

Classification Provincial Recreation Area
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 118.19 Acres / 47.83 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 7/98
Administration / Information 780-849-7100
Regional Office North Regional Office
District Slave Lake
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood
Natural Region Description
Land Use Framework Region Upper Athabasca

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Updated: Dec 22, 2023