North Cooking Lake Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

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.

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Hunting in North Cooking Lake Natural Area

Hunters must be aware of the weapons restrictions within the boundaries of Strathcona County (WMU 248). This is a small parcel of land so hunters are reminded to consider the distance to nearby residences, the safety of other recreational users and the activities underway.

More information: 780-922-3293/780-672-7274

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size405.24 Acres  /  164 Ha
Legal BoundaryNorth Cooking Lake NA
Administration / Information780-672-7274 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Camrose
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area of "knob and kettle" topography contains steep-sided hills (knobs), with wetlands in depressions (kettles). The area's topography provides important wildlife habitat. Ponds ringed with cattails and willow are nesting and feeding habitat for red-winged blackbirds. Many types of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal and northern shoveler, use the ponds. Depressions contain willow shrublands, sedge wetland and black spruce peatland. On upland areas, aspen forests dominate.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 
Updated: May 14, 2019