Williamson Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

NEW - Campground Closing September 8th

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  • Closure - Williamson Campground Closing for the Season

      September 8, 2020

      The campground is closed as of September 8th.  Day use facilities, including the boat launch, remain open.

    Affected Areas
  • Water Advisory - Fecal Coliforms on Sturgeon Lake

      August 4, 2020

      Please be advised that a Microbiological (Fecal) Water Quality Advisory has been issued for Williamson Provincial Park at Sturgeon Lake.  Visitors who choose to swim or recreate in the lake should note the following:

      • The public beach at Williamson remains open, but physical distancing and other COVID-19 health requirements must be adhered to.  
      • If you have open sores or sensitive skin we suggest not to swim in the lake at this time.  
      • If you are travelling with small children who may be inclined to swallow the lake water or put their heads under, keep them away from the water and watch them closely. Potential side effects could include:  
      • Skin, eye and ear infections if you come in contact with the water  
      • Vomiting and diarrhea if the water is consumed 

       

       

  • Blue-Green Algae - Sturgeon Lake

      July 31, 2020

      A  Blue-Green Algal (Cyanobacterial) Bloom Advisory has been issued for Williamson Provincial Park on Sturgeon Lake, located east of Grande Prairie (North Zone). 

        • 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 visible.  
          • 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        • Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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. 
        • For answers to general health-related questions, you can contact the nearest public health office or Health Link Alberta:
          • Edmonton Main Office 780-735-1800
          • Calgary Main Office: 403-943-2288
          • Lethbridge Main Office: 403-388-6689
          • Grande Prairie Main Office: 780-513-7517
          • Red Deer Main Office: 403-356-6366
          • Health Link Alberta: 811

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories