Milk River Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-893-3777


Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size13,205.63 Acres  /  5,344.32 Ha
Legal BoundaryMilk River NA
Administration / Information403-893-3777 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Cypress
Special DesignationsImportant Bird Area
Natural RegionGrassland - 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 RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Aug 16, 2018