Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Trail Report

Updated: January 19, 2019 | Print Report
Updated: January 19, 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 30 cm
Aprox.Base 10 cm

Waskehegan Staging Area | Directions

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski
  • Lost Lake to Meadow Shelter, Don's Way, and the Neon Lake Loop trails were last groomed on January 18.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the remainder of trails will be Track Set in this sector on Jan 24.
  • Trail conditions remain GOOD for winter conditions.
  • 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.
  • Caution is recommended on Grouse trail due to dirty patches. 100 meter section of trail is not track set, only groomed.Grouse Trail has some areas with beaver trenches & ruts across it - plan accordingly.  
  • 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. Where permitted, dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
  • Real-Time Link is: https://skitrails.info/report/cookinglake 
Very Good
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.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain Fair to Good with the trails will have been machine groomed as of Jan 7th.
  • 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
  • All trails are open: Trail conditions remain Fair for winter conditions.
  • Grooming to occur January 24th. 
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain Fair to Good with the trails were last track set as of Jan 7th.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, downed trees, frozen flooded areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered from flooding. 
  • Where permitted, 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.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • All trails are open: Trail conditions remain Fair to Good for winter conditions.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain fair to good with the trails last machine groomed as of Jan 7th. The Long Run Trail was Not completed / groomed.
  • 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
  • All trails are open: Trail conditions remain Fair to Good for winter conditions.
  • Track setting to occur January 24th.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain fair to Good with the trails having been track set in this section on Jan 4th.
  • 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. Where permitted, dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Good
Horse Trails
  • 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.
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain fair to good with the trails getting machine groomed as of Jan 4th.
  • 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
  • All trails are open:  Trail conditions remain GOOD for winter conditions.
  • Track setting to occur January 24th.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk. 
  • With winter conditions prevailing the trails will have been track set in this sector as of Jan 4th.
  • Watch for thin snow cover where the trees cover or over hang onto the trails. Connector trail between Islet and Central section, Moose Link Trail is in poor to fair condition.
  • 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 watercrafts 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. Where permitted, 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.