Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


  • Water Advisory - Seasonal Water Shut Off

    Effective:  September 2, 2023   Updated:  September 2, 2023

      • Water will be shut off to all campgrounds and flush toilets/shower houses for the season from Tuesday, September 19, 2023- Saturday, June 1, 2024.
      • Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are available year-round at the Lakeview shower house, located near the campground registration booth.

  • Blue-Green Algae - Blue-Green Algae

    Effective:  July 12, 2023   Updated:  August 3, 2023

      Please be advised that a Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algal) Bloom Advisory is issued for Reesor Lake.

    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    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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.


    Effective:  March 20, 2023

      The Hidden Valley Ski Resort is closed for the 2022/23 season. We want to thank all our staff and patrons for another great season and hope to see you all next winter :) 

  • Construction Closure - Reesor Lake Day Use

    Effective:  March 5, 2023   Updated:  August 3, 2023

      Cypress Hills Inter-Provincial Park (Alberta) will have a closure of the Reesor Lake Day Use area for refurbishment of the Parking Lot, Boardwalk, Vault Toilet and day use area.

      Time Frame: Closure for construction from September 12th 2022 to date TBD 2023. 

      Reason: The current parking lot and boardwalk have had considerable heaving issues over the past 10 years. Portions of the boardwalk have been shut down due to the condition.

      Location: The day use area is a popular fishing location that is located on the North side of Reesor lake. Please park on the road edge of the parking lot and respect area constuction zones.


      1. The parking lot will receive a new thicker base layer of gravel and better compaction.
      2. The existing boardwalk will be removed and replaced with a accessible wider land based wood system.
      3. Rip Rap (Rock Armour) will be placed on the shore line to better protect the area from erosion and supply areas for small fish.
      4. A new accessible concrete vault toilet will replace the current wood non-accessible vault toilet in the same location.
      5. Landscaping will be completed along with benches and picnic tables.
      6. Accessible paths will be made to connect the boardwalk, parking area and vault toilet

    Affected Areas

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