Anton Lake Natural Area (PNT)

This NA occupies two parcels of land in Westlock County, about 15 km east of Clyde. Ownership reporting varies between the provincial and municipal sources.

Borders of Anton Lake Natural Area and Municipal Land ownership
Approximate Borders of Anton Lake Natural Area and Municipal Land ownership

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

WHERE IS ANTON LAKE? According to Google Maps, Anton Lake is at the intersection of Highway 18 and Range Road 234 and the Natural Area is named for it. The site is part of the current government Protected Area data set (on which the above map is based). However, a search of the Westlock Landownership Map (November 2020) [1], indicates ownership in some form is held by “Paly I&C”, “Pax Natura Society” (northern portion of the Natural Area) and “Paschen G E & S” (southern portion).

PAX NATURA SOCIETY, formally organized as a society in July 1973, was an experimental project for rehabilitating the deaf. It was headed by Pastor Bauer of the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Edmonton (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) and funded initially by the Fort Edmonton Kinsman Club and the Edmonton Quota Club. They developed a “back-to-the-soil” approach to dealing with troubled deaf youth who were trained in farm work, mechanics and wood working. The Church and Society also sponsored a Pax Natura House in the Belgravia area of Edmonton from 1975 [2]. The society was struck off the provincial corporate records in 2019 [3].

OWNERSHIP UNCERTAINTY. This site is a typical PNT story, full of uncertainty; the area is best described as public land (shown green on County Map) with various existing/expired dispositions, one of them being consideration for a NA (i.e. PNT disposition, others may have grazing rights or such).

Site Statistics

Site NameAnton Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)42
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area226.30 ha. (599.20 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Anton Lake (PNT)


The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. All websites accessed 2022-10-15 unless otherwise indicated.

  1. Westlock County Map 2020
  2. Pax Natura Society – Alberta On Record
  3. Alberta Corporations Business Search

Further Reading

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