South Cooking Lake

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South Cooking Lake
Cooking Lake
Cooking Lake
South Cooking Lake is located in Alberta
South Cooking Lake
Location of South Cooking Lake
Coordinates: 53°24′40.13″N 113°07′05.47″W / 53.4111472°N 113.1181861°W / 53.4111472; -113.1181861
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Region
Census division 11
Specialized municipality Strathcona County
Settled 1931
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Rod Frank
 • Governing body
Elevation 737 m (2,418 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 288
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T8G
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 14
Website Strathcona County

South Cooking Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County.[2] It is located on Highway 14, approximately 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park.

Community Hall

The Cree, Blackfoot and the Sarcee were the first to inhabit the area, and that is where the name originally came from. Cooking Lake was fished commercially until 1926. Large numbers of buffalo, lynx, fox, mink, muskrat, elk, deer, moose, wolves, coyotes, and black bears roamed the area.

Today it is still possible to see a variety of wildlife and birds throughout the area. There is a day-use park, which is a great place for family picnics, boating, and windsurfing. There is a boat launch, walking trails, picnic sites, and waterfowl viewing areas. The community hall has been completely renovated and is available for rent.[3]


Business district of South Cooking Lake

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, South Cooking Lake recorded a population of 241 living in 105 of its 117 total private dwellings, a change of −16.3% from its 2011 population of 288. With a land area of 2.3 km2 (0.89 sq mi), it had a population density of 104.8/km2 (271.4/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

The population of South Cooking Lake according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 302.[5]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, South Cooking Lake had a population of 288 living in 122 of its 140 total dwellings, a -1.4% change from its 2006 population of 292. With a land area of 2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi), it had a population density of 126.9/km2 (328.6/sq mi) in 2011.[1]


Edmonton/Cooking Lake Airport is located nearby and serves the community.

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Coordinates: 53°24′40.13″N 113°07′05.47″W / 53.4111472°N 113.1181861°W / 53.4111472; -113.1181861 (South Cooking Lake)