Half Moon Lake, Alberta

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Half Moon Lake
Half Moon Estates
Half Moon Lake is located in Alberta
Half Moon Lake
Half Moon Lake
Location of Half Moon Lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°27′35″N 113°5′38″W / 53.45972°N 113.09389°W / 53.45972; -113.09389Coordinates: 53°27′35″N 113°5′38″W / 53.45972°N 113.09389°W / 53.45972; -113.09389
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Region
Census division 11
Specialized municipality Strathcona County
Settled 1950
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Roxanne Carr
 • Governing body
Elevation 742 m (2,434 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 250
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T8E
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 629
Website Strathcona County

Half Moon Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County.[2] It is also recognized as a designated place by Statistics Canada under the name of Half Moon Estates. The community 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
Half Moon Lake Resort 10.jpg
South end of Half Moon Lake, as seen from Half Moon Lake Resort
Location Alberta
Basin countries Canada
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.[3]


The population of Half Moon Lake according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 195.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Half Moon Estates 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.[1]

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