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Coyote Lake Natural Area

Information: 403-748-3939
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  Wildlife Viewing

Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

Birding: Important breeding habitat provides excellent opportunities for bird watching. This site contains features of the Boreal Forest, Parkland and Rocky Mountain natural regions, which results in a great deal of species diversity. Coyote Lake itself provides important feeding habitat for great blue heron, as well as nesting habitat for red-necked grebe, common loon and ring-necked duck. It's also a significant resting site for numerous migrating waterfowl.

Wildlife Viewing: Species in the area include deer, elk, moose, coyote, black bear and beaver.

Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size794.63 Acres  /  321.586 Ha
Legal BoundaryCoyote Lake NA Natural Area
Administration / Information403-748-3939 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Red Deer
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood
Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area has rolling topography with numerous wetland depressions. Tamarack-black spruce-sphagnum peatland, willow-birch shrubland, sedge meadows and small sloughs are common. Upland vegetation consists of aspen and balsam poplar forests, with some areas of white spruce. This natural area is the only known Alberta location for ducksmeal, a floating plant of the duckweed family.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 

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Updated: Jun 19, 2017