Milk River Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-893-3777
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 Milk River Natural Area

More information: 403-388-1293

Learn about hunting in Alberta's parks system

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 13,205.63 Acres / 5,344.32 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 327/90
Administration / Information 403-893-3777
Regional Office South Regional Office
District Cypress
Natural Region Grassland - Dry Mixedgrass
Natural Region Description

This site contains expanses of gently rolling grassland dissected by deeply-cut stream valleys, coulees and rugged badlands. Permanent streams, springs and oxbow lakes are found throughout. This array of habitats supports hundreds of species of native plants and animals, some of which are very rare in Canada. The site also contains many geological features including one of only five igneous rock dykes known on the Canadian plains, as well as several fossil and archaeological sites.

Land Use Framework Region South Saskatchewan
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022