Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park

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Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park
Location of Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park in Canada
Location Woodlands County, Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Whitecourt
Coordinates 54°18′08″N 115°38′24″W / 54.30222°N 115.64000°W / 54.30222; -115.64000Coordinates: 54°18′08″N 115°38′24″W / 54.30222°N 115.64000°W / 54.30222; -115.64000
Established May 19, 1982
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park is a provincial park located in central Alberta, Canada within Woodlands County.

The park is located around McLeod Lake (previously named Carson Lake) and Little McLeod Lake (previously known as Pegasus Lake), approximately 23 km (14 mi) north of Whitecourt. It is accessed by Highway 32.[1]

The park protects the boreal forest ecosystem with aspen, balsam poplar, balsam fir and white spruce, as well as the willow/alder shorelines, black spruce bogs, grass marshes, and fens. The park is also a fishing spot and a habitat for diverse mammals and birds.[2]

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  1. ^ "Lakes of the Atlas – McLeod Lake". University of Alberta. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park". Government of Alberta (Tourism, Parks and Recreation). Retrieved 2011-02-08. 

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