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Maybelle River Wildland Provincial Park

Information: 780-743-7437
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      Backcountry Camping
      Hiking - Backcountry
      OHV Riding On-site
      Wildlife Viewing

      Snowmobiling On-site

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

    • Access: By vehicle travel a backcountry road 190km north of Fort McMurray on Hwy. 63 to reach staging area. 4x4 vehicle access is recommended year-round, as road conditions may vary.  For fly-in access and landing aircraft in the park requires authorization from Alberta Parks.
    • Camping: Random backcountry camping is permitted. There are no developed campground facilities in the park.
    • OHV Riding: On designated OHV trail only. Motorized travel off-trail is prohibited. The parking area adjacent to the trail provides "walk-in only" access to Athabasca Dunes Ecological Reserve

    Park Management

    ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
    LegislationProvincial Parks Act
    Park Size37,828.46 Acres  /  15,308.97 Ha
    Legal BoundaryMaybelle River WPP Wildland Provincial Park
    Administration / Information780-743-7437 
    Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
    District Office Fort McMurray
    Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Athabasca Plain 
    Natural Region Description

    This park protects an area of sand plains, dunes and kames surrounding Athabasca Dunes Ecological Reserve. (The ecological reserve includes Alberta's largest active sand dune complex.) A total of 167 species of moths and butterflies have been recorded in the region, including three macro-moths new to Alberta. In addition, a few ponds in the park are home to the only Alberta populations of watershield, an aquatic plant.

    Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 

    Public Safety

    Updated: Jun 19, 2017