Hondo Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-849-7100
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Hunting in Hondo Natural Area

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 1,014.01 Acres / 410.35 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 416/98
Administration / Information 780-849-7100
Regional Office North Regional Office
District Slave Lake
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood
Natural Region Description

Hondo is part of a group of natural areas (including Otauwau and Saulteaux) used for botany research and study by the University of Alberta. Collectively, these sites represent a diversity of forest communities within easy access of Highway 2. Hondo Natural Area consists of a mosaic of undulating sand ridges and wet depressions with pine-lichen stands, mixed aspen-white spruce stands, black spruce-sphagnum fens, patterned fens and lake shoreline. The area provides excellent habitat for wildlife.

Land Use Framework Region Upper Athabasca
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Updated: Feb 4, 2022