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Gipsy Lake Wildland Provincial Park

Information: 780-743-7437

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      Backcountry Camping
      OHV Riding On-site
      Power Boating
      Wildlife Viewing

      Snowmobiling On-site

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

    • Access: Summer access is fly-in only. Landing of aircraft in the park requires authorization from Alberta Parks. Winter Access by traveling approximately 19 km south of Fort McMurray on Hwy. 63, 51 km southeast on Hwy. 881 and 35 km east on a seasonal Winter Rd. 956, with the remainder 20 km travelled by 4-wheel drive and snowmobile only (on designated trails during frozen ground conditions only).
    • Accommodation: Gypsy Lake Lodge is a fly-in, full service facility that's open year-round (780-675-9289; 780-713-6167; 780-665-3544).
    • Camping: Random backcountry camping is permitted. There are no developed campground facilities in the park.
    • OHV Riding: on existing trails during frozen ground conditions only.

    Hunting in Gipsy Lake Wildland Provincial Park

    OHV use is permitted on existing trails only and only under frozen ground conditions - off trail use prohibited; aircraft landing in park requires parks authorization

    More information: 780-623-5235

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    Park Management

    ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
    LegislationProvincial Parks Act
    Park Size88,377.32 Acres  /  35,766.3 Ha
    Legal BoundaryGipsy Lake Wildland Provincial Park
    Administration / Information780-743-7437 
    Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
    District Office Fort McMurray
    Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Central Mixedwood 
    Natural Region Description

    This park preserves a lake and wetland complex southeast of Fort McMurray. The park contains Gipsy, Birch, Gordon and Shortt lakes. Birch Lake contains a diverse wetland habitat. Both Birch and Gipsy lakes are important American white pelican nesting sites. Gordon Lake is one of the most important waterfowl breeding, moulting and staging areas in the region. Double crested cormorants nest on an island in Birch Lake.

    Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 

    Public Safety

    Updated: Jun 19, 2017