Beach / Swimming/ Tubing
- Enjoy the warm sand and the cool water of the Milk River.
Cool off on even the hottest day at the park!
- Access the natural sand beach from the east side of the
- An informal, unsupervised swimming area is available at the
beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Catch a glimpse of more than 160 species of birds including
prairie falcon, kestrel, ring-necked pheasant, gray partridge,
great horned and short-eared owls, mourning dove and cliff
- A bird list is available at the Visitor Centre.
Canoeing / Kayaking
- Bring your canoe, kayak, raft or tube to use in the Milk
- During spring, the flow is swift and high, perfect for
paddling. In August, water levels drop making the river impassable
- Check the status of the
Milk River before departing.
- Canoeing and kayaking are not recommended when river levels
fall below 12 cubic metres/second.
- River fishing is limited.
- Some species include brassy minnow, brook stickleback, burbot,
fathead minnow, flathead chub, Iowa darter, lake chub, lake
whitefish, longnose dace, longnose sucker, mountain sucker,
mountain whitefish, northern pike, sauger, St. Mary sculpin,
stonecat, trout-perch, western silvery minnow, white sucker and
- For more info, check Alberta Guide to Sportfishing
Regulations or fishing in Alberta's parks.
- Try the Hoodoo
Trail - a 2.2 kilometre trail (one way) that
winds through hoodoos, sandstone cliffs and rock art, upland
prairie grasslands, the Milk River valley and coulees.
- The Davis and Humphrey coulee areas south of the river comprise
the 930 hectare backcountry hiking zone.
- The hiking zone consists of rolling grasslands, hoodoo fields
and narrow sandstone canyons.
- There are no developed trails. A network of
game trails provides easy access to most areas.
- Access requires wading across the river. There
is no recommended crossing
site. Hikers cross at their own
risk, generally following a suspected game
- Stop at the Visitor Centre to check
information and get a backcountry hiking map.
Please assist park staff. If
you discover bones, artifacts or other archeological remains in the
park, leave them in place. Report the find to park staff.
Artifacts provide archeologists with much more information if they
can be studied where they were found, undisturbed.
- Pronghorn and mule deer
- Skunks, raccoons
- Beavers, yellow-bellied marmots, northern pocket
- Nuttalls's cottontail
- Boreal chorus and leopard frogs, plains spadefoot toads, tiger
- Bull and garter snakes, prairie
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