Cow Lake Natural Area

Located southwest of Rocky Mountain House, this NA consists of two parcels of land, separated by a distance of about 5 km. One is on Cow Creek and the other is at the north end of Cow Lake. An adjacent campsite on the west side is run by a local association.

Cow Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Cow Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)

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

Cow Lake Natural Area contains mature mixedwood forests in upland areas, sedge meadows and willows along the lakeshore and black spruce-tamarack wetlands. Cow Lake is stocked with trout, Cow Creek with Brown Trout and Bull Trout (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Cow Lake Recreational Area on the lake south of the NA is operated by a local association and is not administered by the Alberta Government. For information about the campground contact the association at 403-845-5851 or at Cow Lake Campground.

Site Statistics

Site NameCow Lake
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Lower Foothills
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)117
Site # (Parks Website)
Total Area389.00 ha. (961.23 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesfishing, hunting
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Cow Lake Natural Area


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: Information & Facilities – Cow Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-11-02).

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