Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Trail Report

Updated: November 16, 2018
Updated: November 16, 2018
Office: 780-922-3293 / 780-922-3287
Emergencies: 911 or 780-644-3880
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Snowfall
Last 24 Hours 3 cm
Last 72 Hours 0 cm
Accumulation 7 cm
Aprox.Base 0 cm

Waskehegan Staging Area | View Map

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski
  • Trail conditions remain Poor for winter conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • With recent conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain poor with areas having some down trees.
  • Grouse Trail has some areas with flooding and beaver trenches across it and very rough in those areas - plan accordingly.  
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Poor
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 the recent conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain poor with some down trees.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, flooded frozen areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Poor
Snowmobiling
  • CLOSED   
  • 30 cm base of snow required to open up for snowmobiling.
Closed
Skating Rink
  • Closed  

 

Closed

Blackfoot Staging Area | View Map

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski
  • All trails are open: Trail conditions remain Poor for winter conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • With the recent conditions prevailing the trails still have some down trees.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas, thin ice and open water may be encountered. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Poor
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 Poor for winter conditions.
  • With the recent conditions prevailing the trails still have some down trees.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encountered. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Poor

Central Staging Area | View Map

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski Trails
  • All trails are open: Trail conditions remain Poor for winter conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • With the recent conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain poor with down trees.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encountered. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Poor
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 - 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.
  • With the recent conditions prevailing the trail conditions remain poor with down trees.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encounterd. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard.
Poor
Snowmobiling Poor Closed

Islet Lake Staging Area | View Map

Trails Conditions
X-Country Ski Trails
  • All trails are open:  Trail conditions remain Poor for winter conditions.
  • Crossing any hazardous area is entirely at your own risk.
  • With the recent conditions prevailing the trails still have some down trees.
  • Be aware of natural hazards such as rocks, potholes, downed trees, frozen flooded areas and open water may be encountered. 
  • Lake levels are Good
  • Lake is CLOSED for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boards & etc. (Lake is Frozen Up).
  • No motorize watercrafts in Cooking Lake / Blackfoot PRA. (Muscular Power Only)
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Moderate Fire Hazard
Poor

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.