Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Seasonal Water Shut Off

    Effective:  September 20, 2022

      • Water is shut off for the winter season in all campgrounds.
      • Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are available year-round at the Lakeview shower house, located near the campground registration booth.

  • Construction Closure - Low Level Crossing

    Effective:  September 12, 2022

      Time Frame: Closure from September 12, 2022 to December 16, 2022  Note: these roads currently close for the winter on normal years and will be closed during and after construction this season until the spring season.

      Reason: The two roads currently have Low Level Crossings where visitors and staff drive through the creeks on Ford crossings (these Ford crossings are concrete slabs laid into the stream bed to allow vehicles to cross into a campground and other areas of the Park) Due to environment concerns these crossings will be converted to bridges.

      Construction dates: The bridge contract is out for tender and the expected start date is between September 12th and middle of October. The September 12th date was chosen due to seasonal shut down of camping within the campground, Reesor Lake Campground requires the crossing for access during camping season. (Reserve Alberta Parks and Parks Operations have been notified already)

      Locations:

      1. Battle Creek. This crossing is the entrance to Reesor Lake Campground and is the only way in and out of the site, it is located near the South East corner of Reesor Lake within Cypress Hills Provincial Park
      2. Graburn Creek. This crossing is located on the South end of Graburn Road which is located in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. Alternate routes are Fox Road and Bull Trail

      See attached Road Closure Map for crossing locations and locations for the road to be closed.

      Special Notes: Graburn Road is not a heavily travelled road in the fall within the Park and has alternate roads heading West by using Fox Road and North using Bull Trail. The Reesor Lake entrance is seasonally closed this section will not affect fall traffic.  

  • Construction Closure - Reesor Lake Day Use

    Effective:  September 12, 2022

      Cypress Hills inter-Provincial Park (Alberta) will have a closure of the Reesor Lake Day Use area for refurbishment of the Parking Lot, Boardwalk, Vault Toilet and day use area

      Time Frame: Closure for construction from September 12th 2022 to December 16th 2022 of the day use area only after this date the entire area is closed down due to winter conditions.

      Reason: The current parking lot and boardwalk have had considerable heaving issues over the past 10 years. Portions of the boardwalk have been shut down due to the condition.

      Location: The day use area is a popular fishing location that is located on the North side of Reesor lake and currently is not accessible.

      Upgrades:

      1. The parking lot will receive a new thicker base layer of gravel and better compaction.
      2. The existing boardwalk will be removed and replaced with a accessible wider land based wood system.
      3. Rip Rap (Rock Armour) will be placed on the shore line to better protect the area from erosion and supply areas for small fish.
      4. A new accessible concrete vault toilet will replace the current wood non-accessible vault toilet in the same location.
      5. Landscaping will be completed along with benches and picnic tables.
      6. Accessible paths will be made to connect the boardwalk, parking area and vault toilet

    Affected Areas
  • Closure - Boat and Bike Rental Closure

    Effective:  July 7, 2022

      Boat and bike rentals will not be available for the 2022 season in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

  • Campgrounds

    Effective:  July 7, 2022

      All campgrounds in Cypress Hills Provincial Park are by Reservation Only. 

  • Closure - Reesor Dock Campsite

    Effective:  July 7, 2022

      Reesor Dock will remain closed for overnight camping in 2022.

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