Please be advised that Alberta Forestry, Parks and Tourism is closing the area encompassing the Elkwater Lake marina to support construction activities.
The area is closed:
Conservation officers will enforce the area closure under the Provincial Parks Act. Do not cross construction barriers and follow all signage.
The Hidden Valley Ski Resort is closed for the 2022/23 season. We want to thank all our staff and patrons for another great season and hope to see you all next winter :)
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 May 19th 2023.
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. Please park on the road edge of the parking lot and respect area constuction zones.
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.
Please note the following seasonal road closures are in affect in Cypress Hill Provincial Park from December 1st 2022 to April 30th 2023;
Murray Hill Road from the Spring Creek Trailhead to Horseshoe Canyon.
Golf Course Road from the South Boundry of Cypress Hills Provincial Park to Murray Hill Road.
Willow Creek Road from the South Boundry of Cypress Hills Provincial Park To Murray Hill Road.