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  • Seasonal Water Shut Off and Campground Closures

    October 19, 2017

    • The following campgrounds are open in Elkwater town site: Beaver Creek, Lakeview, Elkwater (Sites 1-36). All other town site campgrounds are closed for the season. 
    • Water is shut off as of October 19, 2017. 
    • Flush toilets and showers are available year-round at the Lakeview shower house. 
    • Sewage Disposal is dump only, water is not available for rinsing.
    • All campgrounds are first come first serve by self-registration, please register by filling out a self-registration envelope at the kiosks in the campground loops. Payment can be made via cash or cheques made out to Government of Alberta. You can also register at the Visitor Centre Wed-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm.
    • Winter rates are now in effect at $43.00 for power and sewer, $36.00 for power and $29.00 non-power.

  • Blue-Green Algae - Bullshead Reservoir

    October 4, 2017

    • A blue-green algae bloom has been identified at Bulls Head Reservoir in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.  
    • 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 Advisory Information.  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    • Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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. 

  • Construction Closure - Ferguson Hill Road Pavement Repairs and Overlay

    August 28, 2017

    • These works are scheduled to start September 5th, 2017 and the road will remain closed until the Spring, 2018.
    • This project starts from the bottom of Ferguson Hill Road and continues to the intersection at Murray Hill Road. 
    • During active construction activities, the road will be closed. 
    • Excessive noise and odour are expected in nearby areas.
    • Access to Tom Trott Hut, Medicine Lodge Hut, Willow Creek Group Camp and Horseshoe Canyon Viewpoint will remain available via Hwy 41 & Murray Hill Road.

      All inquiries can be directed to the Visitor Centre at 403-893-3833.

  • Blue-Green Algae - Reesor Lake

    August 10, 2017

    • A blue-green algae bloom has been identified at Reesor Lake in Cypress HIlls Provincial Park.  
    • 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 Advisory Information.  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. 


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