Buck Lake Natural Area

Buck Lake NA is composed of a north and south portion that are at opposite ends of the lake of the same name. This site is not to be confused with Buck Lake Creek Natural Area, which is about 10 km further to the north.

Buck Lake Natural Area Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Buck Lake Natural Area Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Buck Lake is located southwest of Edmonton and due West of Pigeon Lake. The Calhoun Bay and Buck Lake Provincial Recreational Areas are also on the lake.

Buck Lake Natural Area is composed of two parcels of land, both adjacent to Buck Lake but on opposite ends of the lake. Most of the northern portion is willow shrubland, black spruce-tamarack/Sphagnum and wet sedge meadows. There is also some upland mature aspen. (Alberta Parks website, 2012)

NAME ORIGINS. Buck Lake was initially recorded as Bull Lake in 1859 and was likely a translation of the Cree name, ‘Lake of the Bull Moose’ [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameBuck Lake
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)289
Site # (Parks Website)438
Total Area109.25 ha. (269.96 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Buck Lake


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. Primary source of information is: Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Buck Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-10-15).

  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, p.45.

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