Half Moon Lake, Alberta
|Half Moon Lake|
|Specialized municipality||Strathcona County|
|• Mayor||Roxanne Carr|
|• Governing body|
|Elevation||742 m (2,434 ft)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Postal code span||T8E|
Half Moon Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County. It is located on the shores of Half Moon Lake, just north of Highway 629, approximately 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park.
The hamlet was founded in the late 1950s when the land north of the lake was subdivided into residential lots, with the subdivision of the south side following soon after.
Half Moon Lake is a crescent-shaped body of water that is approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) in length, 250 meters (820 ft) in width and a maximum of 8.5 meters (28 ft) in depth.
|Half Moon Lake|
South end of Half Moon Lake, as seen from Half Moon Lake Resort
|Max. length||2 km|
|Max. depth||8.5 m|
Although the lake is surrounded by private land, visitors to Strathcona County will find the commercially run Half Moon Lake Resort at the south end of the lake, which provides access to the lake. The resort, open during the summer months, has campsites, a developed beach, and boat launch.
As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Half Moon Lake had a population of 250 living in 90 of its 96 total dwellings, a 3.3% change from its 2006 population of 242. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 481/km2 (1,250/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of Half Moon Lake according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 212.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-04.
- Half Moon Lake
- "2009 Municipal Census Report" (PDF). Strathcona County. Retrieved 2011-01-20.