Dawson Provincial Recreation Area
Notice: This provincial recreation area is named for George Mercer Dawson, who conducted timber surveys in many of the river valleys in the Kananaskis region in 1883 and 1884. Whether camping, hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, you’ll treasure this area's mix of foothill and mountain vistas. Cox Hill Trail is a popular shared trail that climbs to a flat, grassy hilltop where you are rewarded with stunning, panoramic views. For a longer mountain bike or horseback ride, relatively flat Tom Snow Trail will take you all the way to West Bragg Creek.
Fishing: Dawson is adjacent to Jumpingpound Creek, which falls within fish management zone ES1; refer to the Alberta Guide to Sportsfishing Regulations
for seasons and catch limits for Jumpingpound Creek and its tributaries.
Snowmobiling: informal trails in the vicinity; snowmobile use within the recreation area is not permitted except to access trails in adjacent Sibbald Snow Vehicle Public Land Use Zone and Powderface Trail.