Cold Lake Provincial Park
|Cold Lake Provincial Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Location||Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87, Alberta, Canada|
|Nearest city||Cold Lake|
|Area||62 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|Established||August 18, 1976|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
The park protects the boreal forest in a number of designated areas on the southern and northern shores of Cold Lake, one of the largest lakes in Alberta. These shores are important nesting grounds for waterfowl.
The protected area is continued into Saskatchewan with the Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
Recreational facilities are located in the park including campground and day use areas. Camping, canoeing, fishing (and ice fishing), sailing, power boating and other water sports are popular activities. 11.5 km of trails are maintained in the park, and are user for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and show walking.
Sport fishing is allowed in Cold Lake (brook stickleback, burbot, emerald shiner, fathead minnow, finescale dace, Iowa darter, lake trout, lake whitefish, logperch, longnose sucker, ninespine stickleback, northern pike, northern redbelly dace, slimy sculpin, spoonhead sculpin, spottail shiner, tullibee (cisco), walleye, white sucker, yellow perch) and Medley River (brook stickleback, burbot, emerald shiner, fathead minnow, finescale dace, lake chub, logperch, longnose sucker, northern redbelly dace, pearl dace, rainbow trout, spoonhead sculpin, spottail shiner, white sucker).
- Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Cold Lake Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-15.