Clearwater River Provincial Park

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Clearwater River Provincial Park
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Clearwater River Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Clearwater River Provincial Park
Location of Clearwater River Bridge in the park
Location  Saskatchewan
Nearest city La Loche, Saskatchewan, Fort Mcmurray , Alberta
Coordinates 56°53′54″N 108°58′50″W / 56.89833°N 108.98056°W / 56.89833; -108.98056Coordinates: 56°53′54″N 108°58′50″W / 56.89833°N 108.98056°W / 56.89833; -108.98056
Area 2,240.35 km2 (865.00 sq mi)
Governing body Saskatchewan Parks

Clearwater River Provincial Park is a wilderness park in northern Saskatchewan. The park begins at the south end of Lloyd Lake on the Clearwater River and includes territory on both sides of the river until it reaches the Alberta border. It includes the historic Methye Portage (Portage La Loche).[1]

The Methye Portage was designated a National Historic Site in 1933[2]and the Clearwater River was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1986.[3]

The Clearwater River offers experienced canoeists Class 2 to Class 4 rapids.[4][5]

Park access[edit]

By water: The park can be reached from La Loche by crossing to the northernmost end of Lac La Loche by boat. A stone cairn is located near the south end of the Portage.

By road: 65 kilometres north of La Loche on Highway 955 a bridge crosses the Clearwater River near Warner Rapids. The road is paved from La Loche to the Clearwater River Dene Nation turn-off (about 5 kilometres) then continues as a gravel road. On the north east side of the bridge are 17 wilderness camp sites.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Clearwater River)". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Parks Canada (Methye Portage National Historic Event)". Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Heritage Rivers". Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Clearwater River Provincial Park". Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Canoe Saskatchewan (Canoe Trip 40)". Retrieved 2012-10-14. 

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