Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Shower building closed for rest of season

    Effective:  September 7, 2021

      The shower building at Marten River Campground is now closed.

  • Blue-Green Algae - Lesser Slave Lake

    Effective:  August 6, 2021

      A  Blue-Green Algae advisory has been issued for Lesser Slave Lake.

    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 visable.
    • 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.

    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    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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.

  • Closure - The Freighter Lakeshore / Great Trail from Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation to Lily Creek Group Use

    Effective:  July 29, 2021

      The portion of the Freighter Lakeshore / Trans Canada Trail from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation to Lily Creek Group Use is closed until further notice.

      • A flooding event in July 2019 severely eroded a section of the Freighter Lakeshore / Trans Canada Trail where it crosses Lily Creek.
      • The foot bridge across Lily Creek is unsafe due to eroded footings and banks.
      • Repairs to the bridge are anticipated for 2021; no opening date has yet been set.

  • Closure - The Nest is closed until further notice

    Effective:  July 29, 2021

      The Nest is closed. No re-opening date has been set at this time.

  • Water Advisory - Water unavailable at Devonshire Day Use / Devonshire Short-Stay Campground

    Effective:  July 29, 2021

      • Water is unavailable at Devonshire Day Use Area and Devonshire Short-Stay Campground.
      • RV campers should fill their water tanks prior to arrival at the park if they plan to stay at this campground.

  • Bear Closure - Lily Lake Trail

    Effective:  July 25, 2021

      Due to the presence of a sow and cubs, the Lily Lake Trail is closed until further notice.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Northwest Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety review the Bear Smart Brochure.
    Affected Areas

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories