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One of Alberta’s original provincial parks Gooseberry Lake has provided 80 years of lakeside recreation. While you're visiting the park, explore the many trails on foot or by bike. Enjoy shade from trees planted by volunteers when the park was first developed in the 1930s. The lake is naturally aging into a wetland and now park visitors can cool off in the recently added spray park. Take the kids to the spray park or explore on trails for hiking or mountain biking. This is an excellent place to see waterfowl and shorebirds, including the threatened species, piping plover. Dark skies make for amazing star gazing, especially in spring and fall.

This park is located near the Village of Consort. It is different than Gooseberry Provincial Recreation Area which is located near Kananaskis Country, along Highway 66.

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Day Use

    Camping

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        Activities

          Birding
          Camping
          Fishing
          Golfing
          Group Use
          Hiking - Front Country
          Mt. Biking/Cycling


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

        • Access: to park is closed from mid-October to early-May.
        • NOTE: This park is located near the Village of Consort. It is different than Gooseberry Provincial Recreation Area which is located near Kananaskis Country, along Highway 66.
        • Birding: Gooseberry Lake is designated an Important Bird Area. Large numbers of shorebirds have been recorded during spring and fall migrations. Sanderlings and red-necked phalaropes are two of the more common species. The lake is a late summer staging area for ducks, geese and swans. Other water birds such as gulls, great blue herons and American white pelicans are common. Gooseberry Lake also supports a small population of the nationally endangered piping plover.
        • Events: Enjoy a rodeo just north of the park boundary every Father’s Day weekend.
        • Fishing: A stocked trout pond is located just south of the park. There is no fishing in Gooseberry Lake.
        • Golfing: The 9-hole Consort Golf Course is located in the park.
        • Trails: Explore the trails on foot or bicycle.
        • Star Gazing: With no large cities nearby, the night sky here is dark enough for amazing star gazing, especially in late spring and fall when daylight hours are shorter.
        • Water Spray Park: The day use area has a spray park.

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