North Cooking Lake Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

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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.

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 523.50 Acres / 211.85 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 416/98
Administration / Information 780-922-3293
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Camrose
Natural Region Boreal 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 Region North Saskatchewan
Updated: Aug 31, 2022