Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Trail Report

Updated: April 09, 2019 | Print Report
Updated: April 09, 2019 | Print Report
Office: 780-922-3293 / 780-922-3287
Emergencies: 911 or 780-644-3880
Winter Trails | Live Grooming Trail Report

Waskehegan Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
Hiking &
Cycling Trails
  • Trails are clearing in most areas, still snow cover & ice in spots, muddy and water logged in some areas.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Watch for beaver trenches in areas of the trails that have been flooded as a result of beaver activity. 
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Fair
Horse Trails
  •  Trail closures in effect for some Equestrian Trails - see below!!
  • CLOSED - NO THROUGH ACCESS:
  • 1) WAPITI (north end) - Closed from Blackfoot Trail to Running Dog Junction - IMPASSABLE - water and beaver damage to trail - dangerous footing for horses - culverts cannot be seen under frozen water - Trail washed out - KEEP OUT.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Poor

Blackfoot Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
Hiking &
Cycling Trails
  • Trails are clearing in most areas, still snow cover & ice in spots, muddy and water logged in some areas.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Watch for beaver trenches in areas of the trails that have been flooded as a result of beaver activity. 
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Fair
Fat Bike Skate Ski Dog Sled & Horse Trails
  • This sector is CLOSED TO HORSES from Dec 1st to April 1st annually.
  • Trails are clearing in most areas, still snow cover & ice in spots, muddy and water logged in some areas.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Watch for beaver trenches in areas of the trails that have been flooded as a result of beaver activity. 
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Fair

Central Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
Hiking &
Cycling Trails
  • Trails are clearing in most areas, still snow cover & ice in spots, muddy and water logged in some areas.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Watch for beaver trenches in areas of the trails that have been flooded as a result of beaver activity. 
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Poor
Horse Trails
  • Trails are flooded in areas and ground may be soft
  • CLOSED - NO THROUGH ACCESS:
    • 1) WAPITI (north end) - Closed from Blackfoot Trail to NUL Intersection/Running Dog Junction  - IMPASSABLE - water and beaver damage to trail - dangerous footing for horses - culverts cannot be seen under frozen water - Trail is washed out - KEEP OUT
  • TRAIL HAZARD:
    • East of Wapiti trail & West of Round Up trail near the middle on Central Alleyway a shallow beaver trench over the trail and some beaver activity.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Fair

Islet Lake Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
Hiking &
Cycling Trails
  • Trails are clearing in most areas, still snow cover & ice in spots, muddy and water logged in some areas.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Watch for beaver trenches in areas of the trails that have been flooded as a result of beaver activity. 
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Lake is CLOSED for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boards & etc. (Lake is still Frozen).
  • No motorize water crafts in Cooking Lake / Blackfoot PRA. (Muscular Power Only)
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Fair

Note: All dogs must remain leashed while within the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot, Wildlife, Grazing, Provincial Recreation Area and dogs are not allowed on the track set trails. Thank you.