Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Blackfoot West (from Waskehegan Staging to Round Up trail)

Day use is permitted. Be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds are open at 50% capacity, this includes reserveable and first come, first served campgrounds. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites, and only one household or cohort family permitted per site. Shared facilities, showers, picnic shelters and playgrounds are still currently closed. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust our operations as needed.

    Blackfoot Trail is the longest equestrian trail in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot and in summer, can connect you through to Blackfoot Staging Area.  This leg of the Blackfoot trail runs mainly along the park fence line, bordering Elk Island National Park.

  • The section of Blackfoot trail that runs between Waskehegan Staging Area and the north boundary fence has a very steep dip with side angle.  This is NOT recommended for wagons or sleighs.  Watch for signs indicating steep hill.  Take Boundary trail instead.
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Partially Closed

Northwest corner of Blackfoot trail (known as J.J. trail) is closed due to beaver activity, flooding and major damage to bride.  Impassible.  

Trailhead:
    Length:13.6 km
    Type:Loop
    ActivitiesHikingEquestrian/Horseback RidingSnowshoeingTrail RunningHiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing,Trail Running
    Trail Map
    Trails  Cooking Lake-Blackfoot PRA  - All Parks
    Updated: May 20, 2020