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|Classification||Wildland Provincial Park|
|Legislation||Provincial Parks Act|
|Park Size||485,055.34 Acres / 196,301.9 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Marguerite River WPP Wildland Provincial Park|
|Administration / Information||780-743-7437|
|Regional Office||Northeast Regional Office|
|District Office||Fort McMurray|
|Natural Region||Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood|
Boreal Forest - Athabasca Plain
Canadian Shield - Kazan Uplands
|Natural Region Description|
This park contains landscapes not found in any other protected area in Alberta. The park's north end is dominated by a dissected kame. This extremely rugged landscape has local relief in excess of 200 metres. The Marguerite and Richardson rivers flowing from the kame area have developed the best examples of braided stream valley in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. A spectacular esker, with local relief in excess of 65 metres, marks the south end of the park. The landscape between these two features includes a drumlin field and glacial flutings. The Snuff/Otter Lakes area represents some of the most pristine organic wetlands in Alberta's boreal forest. Included within the park is a unique crag and tail landscape consisting of granite crags with glacially deposited gravel tails on the lee side. The crag and tail landscape is part of the Canadian Shield Natural Region. Rock polypody, a rare fern, has been found in the crag and tail area. Grizzly bears have been sighted in the park.
|Land Use Framework Region||Lower Athabasca|