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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.
|Legislation||Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act|
|Park Size||794.63 Acres / 321.586 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Coyote Lake NA Natural Area|
|Administration / Information||403-748-3939|
|Regional Office||Central Regional Office|
|District Office||Red Deer|
|Natural Region||Boreal 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 Region||North Saskatchewan|