Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

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  • Fecal Water Quality - Campers Beach

    Effective:  July 22, 2021

      • Due to elevated levels of fecal bacteria currently present in the water at Campers Beach, Sir Winston Churchill area, AHS is advising the public not to swim or wade at this beach area, effective immediately.
      • Elevated levels of fecal bacteria were detected via testing of the lake water at this beach location.
      • At current levels, gastrointestinal illness may result from ingestion of the water. As well, there is the possibility of skin, ear, and eye infections with water contact.
      • As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal bacteria, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

      AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water.

       

       

  • Blue-Green Algae - Sir Winston Churchill PP

    Effective:  July 21, 2021

      Blue-green algae bloom has been identified for Lac La Biche in Lac La Biche County

    General precautions
    • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
    • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visable.
    • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
    • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.

    For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories. Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.

    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services. Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported.

  • Boat Launch - Sir Winston Churchill

    Effective:  June 1, 2021

      • Due to low lake levels boat launch pads do not extend into lake.
      • Caution is advised.

  • Construction Advisory - SWCPP Trails

    Effective:  April 15, 2021

      Work is underway at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park's Big Island to complete a water/sanitary line upgrade to the shower building.

      • Kinglet Trail (on of the interior trails that runs parallel to the campsite road) will continue to be closed to the public as it undergoes restoration work in the spring months.
      • Restoration work will also be done to the loop road near the shower building area, however the contractor will be accommodating public to pass through so that they can continue to utilize this for walking, etc.

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