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)
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.
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.
Boat and bike rentals will not be available for the 2022 season in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.
All campgrounds in Cypress Hills Provincial Park are by Reservation Only.