Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

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Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Alberta, Canada, about 65 kilometres southeast of the city of Edmonton. The park features several lakes, the largest of them being Miquelon Lake.

History[edit]

In 1920, the area that was to be Miquelon Lake Provincial Park was designated as a bird sanctuary.[1] The park was established on May 20, 1958.[citation needed]

Activities[edit]

  • Beach: On the shallow western side, a beach is located, along with phones, playgrounds, paved paths, and several other amenities. The beach has a designated swimming area.[2]
  • Birding: Many species of birds stop at this location in their migration patterns.
  • Boating: There is a hand-launch at the park. The largest lake, Miquelon Lake, is available for boating.
  • Camping: Numerous campsites are available, in multiple different blocks.[1] There are options for electricity campsites and electricity-less campsites.
  • Sports: Ice skating, cross-country skiing paths, hiking trails, snowshoeing paths, and a golf course are all located at or near the park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.albertawow.com/layout_maps/Miquelon_Campground_Brochure.pdf
  2. ^ http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alberta-Lakes/view/?region=North%20Saskatchewan%20Region&basin=Battle%20River%20Basin&lake=Miquelon%20Lake&number=92
  3. ^ http://www.albertaparks.ca/miquelon-lake.aspx

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°15′03″N 112°52′52″W / 53.25083°N 112.88111°W / 53.25083; -112.88111 (Miquelon Lake Provincial Park)