[HT-Simple] Cow Lake Natural Area

Located southwest of Rocky Mountain House, Cow Lake is on its namesake at the north end. 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 & willow along lakeshore; black spruce-tamarack wetlands. Cow Lake stocked with trout; Brown Trout & Bull Trout in Cow Creek (Alberta Parks web site, 2012).

Cow Lake Recreational Area is not administered by Alberta Parks & Protected Areas; it is operated by a local association; for information about the campground in Cow Lake Recreational Area please call the association at 403-845-5851 or 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)967.79
Total Area391.66 ha. (967.79 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesfishing, hunting
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Cow 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: Information & Facilities – Cow Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-11-02).

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
    4. Delete these notes.

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