Whitemud Falls Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-743-7437
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 Whitemud Falls Wildland Provincial Park

Aircraft landing in park requires parks authorization

More information: 780-538-5350

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Park Management

Classification Wildland Provincial Park
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 9,495.04 Acres / 3,842.55 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 431/00
Administration / Information 780-743-7437
Regional Office North Regional Office
District Fort McMurray
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood
Natural Region Description

This park surrounds Whitemud Falls Ecological Reserve. The two sites occupy a stretch of the steep-sided and deeply-incised Clearwater River valley, where the river has eroded into the underlying Devonian limestone and dolomites. Erosion has created a variety of karst features such as stacks (or "flowerpots"), gullies, fissures and caves. Cold mineral springs with high salt content supply water to wetlands east of falls. More than 20 rare and uncommon plant species have been recorded within the karst habitats of the area. The Clearwater River from the Alberta-Saskatchewan border to Fort McMurray was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 2004.

Land Use Framework Region Lower Athabasca
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Updated: Nov 17, 2022