Cross Lake Provincial Park

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Cross Lake Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Cross Lake Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Cross Lake Provincial Park
Location of Cross Lake Provincial Park in Alberta
Location Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Athabasca, Westlock
Coordinates 54°39′11″N 113°47′40″W / 54.65306°N 113.79444°W / 54.65306; -113.79444Coordinates: 54°39′11″N 113°47′40″W / 54.65306°N 113.79444°W / 54.65306; -113.79444
Area 27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi)
Established November 22, 1955
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Cross Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada, located 62 km (39 mi) west from Athabasca and 57 km (35 mi) north of Westlock.

The park is situated at an elevation of 655 m (2,149 ft) and has a surface of 27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi). It completely surrounds Steele Lake, which is cruciform, hence its other name "Cross Lake". It was established on November 22, 1955 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.

Activities[edit]

The following activities are available in the park:[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cross Lake Provincial Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
16.0
(60.8)
15.5
(59.9)
28.9
(84)
32.0
(89.6)
33.5
(92.3)
35.5
(95.9)
34.0
(93.2)
32.0
(89.6)
27.5
(81.5)
17.2
(63)
16.0
(60.8)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.0
(35.6)
10.8
(51.4)
17.1
(62.8)
20.6
(69.1)
22.9
(73.2)
22.0
(71.6)
16.3
(61.3)
9.2
(48.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
8.5
(47.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.9
(7)
−10.4
(13.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
3.7
(38.7)
9.6
(49.3)
13.4
(56.1)
16.0
(60.8)
14.8
(58.6)
9.3
(48.7)
3.0
(37.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
−12.2
(10)
1.9
(35.4)
Average low °C (°F) −19.9
(−3.8)
−17.2
(1)
−11.2
(11.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.0
(35.6)
6.3
(43.3)
9.0
(48.2)
7.5
(45.5)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.2
(26.2)
−11.5
(11.3)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−4.8
(23.4)
Record low °C (°F) −51
(−60)
−46.5
(−51.7)
−45.5
(−49.9)
−32.8
(−27)
−11
(12)
−4
(25)
−1.0
(30.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
−11
(12)
−27
(−17)
−38
(−36)
−46.7
(−52.1)
−51
(−60)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26.1
(1.028)
14.7
(0.579)
21.8
(0.858)
29.9
(1.177)
49.8
(1.961)
97.2
(3.827)
108.0
(4.252)
68.1
(2.681)
38.6
(1.52)
27.5
(1.083)
25.4
(1)
20.9
(0.823)
527.8
(20.78)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.2
(0.047)
0.5
(0.02)
2.5
(0.098)
17.8
(0.701)
48.1
(1.894)
97.2
(3.827)
108.0
(4.252)
68.0
(2.677)
38.0
(1.496)
16.8
(0.661)
2.7
(0.106)
0.7
(0.028)
401.3
(15.799)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 24.9
(9.8)
14.2
(5.59)
19.2
(7.56)
12.2
(4.8)
1.7
(0.67)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.04)
0.6
(0.24)
10.8
(4.25)
22.7
(8.94)
20.2
(7.95)
126.6
(49.84)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Cross Lake Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-15. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Cross Lake Provincial Park". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 

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