Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Trail Report

Updated: February 08, 2019 | Print Report
Updated: February 08, 2019 | Print Report
Office: 780-922-3293 / 780-922-3287
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Winter Trails | Live Grooming Trail Report

Snowfall

Last 24 Hours 0 cm
Last 72 Hours 0 cm
Accumulation 40 cm
Aprox.Base 10 cm

Waskehegan Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski
  • As of February 7th trails tracked set to Islet Lake and back.
  • Be prepared for cold weather.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Watch for very thin snow cover where the trees cover or over hang onto the trails.  
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • For the safety of skiers and dogs, dogs are PROHIBITED from any trail that has ski tracks set.  Tracks can be damaged by dog traffic and waste left on tracks can be hazardous. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
  • Real-Time Link is: https://skitrails.info/report/cookinglake 
Good
Horse Trails
  • Trails machine grooming as of February 8th and will try to continue throughout the month. 
  • 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.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain Fair.
  • 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.
Good
Snowmobiling
  • 30 cm base of snow required to open up for snowmobiling.
Closed
Skating Rink

In fair to good condition

Open

Blackfoot Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski
  • Trails tracked set as of Feb 2nd and will try to continue track setting throughout the month.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, frozen flooded areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Good
Fat Bike Skate Ski Dog Sled & Horse Trails
  • This sector is CLOSED TO HORSES from Dec 1st to April 1st annually.
  • Trails Barrel Packed as of Feb 2nd. The Long Run Trail was Not Completed.
  • 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. 
  • For the safety of skiers and dogs, dogs are PROHIBITED from any trail that has ski tracks set. Tracks can be damaged by dog traffic and waste left on tracks can be hazardous. Dogs are permitted on groomed trails only in this sector and dogs must be on a leash or harness at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Good

Central Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski Trails
  • Trails tracked set as of Feb 7th.
  • Be prepared for cold weather.
  • All trails are open: Trail conditions remain GOOD for winter conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • For the safety of skiers and dogs, dogs are PROHIBITED from any trail that has ski tracks set.  Tracks can be damaged by dog traffic and waste left on tracks can be hazardous. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Good
Horse Trails
  • Trails machined groomed as of Feb 7th. 
  • 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 - Thin Ice - Trail is washed out - KEEP OUT
  • TRAIL HAZARD:
    • Roundup is in poor to fair condition due to dirty patches from ruts across it - plan accordingly..
    • 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.
Good
Snowmobiling Good Closed

Islet Lake Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski Trails
  • Trails tracked set in this sector as of Feb 7th.
  • Be prepared for cold weather.
  • All trails are open:  Trail conditions remain GOOD for winter conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk. 
  • Watch for thin snow cover where the trees cover or over hang onto the trails. 
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Lake levels are Good
  • Lake is CLOSED for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boards & etc. (Lake is Frozen).
  • No motorize water crafts in Cooking Lake / Blackfoot PRA. (Muscular Power Only)
  • For the safety of skiers and dogs, dogs are PROHIBITED from any trail that has ski tracks set. Tracks can be damaged by dog traffic and waste left on tracks can be hazardous.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Good

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.