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May long weekend update

  • Water systems are expected to be running for the May long weekend.  Ground frost may present some systems from being operational on Friday, May 19.
  • Portable piers at boat launches in the Cold Lake District will not be installed until lakes are completely ice free.
  • There may be some downed trees on hiking trails due to recent storms.
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          Summer Activities

            Group Use
            Hiking - Front Country
            Interpretive Program
            Power Boating
            Water Skiing
            Wildlife Viewing
            Wind Surfing

          Winter Activities

            Cross Country Skiing
            Ice Fishing

          Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

          • Birding: Cold Lake is home to more than 200 bird species.  Breeding wood warblers, yellow rail and sedge wren, as well as one of Alberta's largest nesting western grebe colonies are found here.  Other species in the area include: chestnut-sided, Canada and mourning warblers, flycatchers, thrushes, vireos, great black-backed gull, common eider, teals and mallards.
          • Boating: There is a marina in the town of Cold Lake.
          • Cross-country Skiing: There are almost 10 km of groomed trails, with varied terrain (most rated as easy to intermediate).
          • Fishing: Try catching pike, perch, lake trout, burbot, walleye.  Check Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for details.
          • Hiking & Mountain Biking: There are 9 km of formal trails for hiking and mountain biking.
          • Snowshoeing: There are no formal snowshoe trails but snowshoers are welcome to explore the park. If you follow cross-country ski trails, stay on the packed edge.
          • Swimming: Swim at the mouth of the Medley River.  (There is no swimming in Martineau River.)
          • Wildlife viewing: Species include moose, deer, coyote, lynx, bear, fisher and garter snake.



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