The condition of the lake is not favourable for swimming. This is due to large amounts of vegetation, algae (not blue-green algae).
The park has a wide, sandy beach that is suitable for sunbathing, picnicking and building sandcastles.
A playground is located near the beach.
There are forested picnic spots near the beach.
Miquelon Lake is strongly influenced by fluctuating water levels. Current low lake levels make it more suitable for non-motorized aquatic activities such as kayaking and canoeing. There are no launching facilities for power boats.
Miquelon Lake is fed by surface and subsurface springs which are high in naturally-occurring salts and sulfates.
Lower lake levels have concentrated the salts and sulfates. This diminishes water quality for swimming and contributes to odours in summer.
The saline water also prevents establishment of fish populations.
Pets are not permitted on the beach.
Biking & Hiking
Miquelon has an interconnecting trail system, located along the park's knob and kettle terrain. Trails are marked on the park map and have directional signs at trail junctions.
Park trails are suitable for hiking or mountain biking.
Shoreline Path is paved - suitable for any bike, rollerblades, strollers and wheelchairs.
Miquelon Lake is a birdwatcher's paradise. Over 200 species of birds can be found here. The park is designated as one of Canada's Important Bird Areas.
During spring and fall migrations, ducks and waterfowl congregate regularly on the lake. Both trumpeter and tundra swans can be found alongside cinnamon teals, goldeneyes, and snow geese.
Red-tailed hawks, northern harriers and goshawks circle the skies during the day. Nighthawks and owls prowl the night. The park is a nesting ground for Alberta's great horned owl.
A wide variety of shorebirds call Miquelon Lake home.
The park also features many songbird species including ovenbirds, pewees, grosbeaks, thrushes, finches and yellow warblers.