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Whitemud Falls Wildland Provincial Park

Information: 780-743-7437
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Camping

       

    Activities

      Backcountry Camping


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

    • Access: 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.

    Park Management

    ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
    LegislationProvincial Parks Act
    Park Size9,495.04 Acres  /  3,842.55 Ha
    Legal BoundaryWhitemud Falls WPP 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 surrounds Whitemud Falls Ecological Reserve. The two sites occupy a stretch of the steep-sided and deeply-incised Clearwater River valley, where the river has eroded into the underlying Devonian limestone and dolomites. Erosion has created a variety of karst features such as stacks (or "flowerpots"), gullies, fissures and caves. Cold mineral springs with high salt content supply water to wetlands east of falls. More than 20 rare and uncommon plant species have been recorded within the karst habitats of the area. The Clearwater River from the Alberta-Saskatchewan border to Fort McMurray was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 2004.

    Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 

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    Updated: Jun 19, 2017