There are hunting opportunities on more than 85 percent of the land base in Alberta’s Parks system. Hunting is permitted in all Wildland Provincial Parks and some Provincial Parks and Provincial Recreation Areas.
Hunting is a supported activity in Alberta Parks because of its alignment with preserving natural heritage, including traditional land use, providing exceptional recreation opportunities, providing tools for wildlife management, and getting people outside and connecting with nature. Alberta Parks are enjoyed by a wide range of recreational users year-round and in Provincial Parks and Provincial Recreation Areas, where hunting is allowed, Firearm Discharge Permits are required to address public safety and wildlife management issues as well as to protect sensitive areas and species.
Winagami Lake Provincial Park is managed by the Parks Division of Alberta Forestry and Parks. It is located in Northern Alberta, 33 Km NW of High Prairie / 26.4 Km SE of McLennan. The park and adjacent wildland provincial park are valuable conservation areas providing space and amenities for a wide range of recreational activities to occur.
Winagami Lake Provincial Park includes the lake, south and west shore lands and a number of small islands. Winagami is considered a hyper-eutrophic lake. It is a shallow, highly productive water body that is subject to intense algae blooms. The mixed forests and wetlands of the park attract many species of birds, with over 150 different species recorded. Wood warblers are particularly abundant, with 15 species known to nest in the park. The lake is a major staging area for migrating waterfowl. Colonies of both western grebe and Franklin's gull nest on the lake.
Campers, hikers, community groups, park employees, volunteers and waterfowl hunters, as well as other recreationalists may be present at all times of year at Winagami Lake Provincial Park. Private cottages and acreages that border Winagami Lake are also occupied year-round. Please be aware of their presence and take appropriate measures to ensure you are being safe and aware at all times.
Hunting of Waterfowl is permitted only over the bed and shore of Winagami Lake, excluding the shorelines indicated on the map below. Projectiles must pass only over bed and shore, and be aimed away from dry land, and particularly away from the excluded zones.
Access to the bed and shore of Winagami Lake is available year round via the day use area and boat launch in the provincial park.