Dussault Lake Natural Area

This site is located near the west end of Wabamun Lake, about 5 km north of Hwy 16. It occupies a small site located on the northwest quarter of the equally small Dussault Lake.

Leaving the dark spruce forest for the winter brilliance of Dussault Lake, 2021-01-12 (F.Potter)
Leaving the dark spruce forest for the winter brilliance of Dussault Lake, 2021-01-12 (F.Potter)

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

The Natural Area is on the west side of Dussault Lake which is made up of two main bodies of water separated by a narrows. The north and east sides of the lake are Crown land with a small portion of private land in the southwest corner [1].

A site visit on January 12, 2021 indicated some off-highway vehicle impact with a track leading to the lake. Otherwise, there was limited human activity. Evidence of ungulate and Beaver activity was noted. OHV activity on the lake itself originates primarily from a cutline reaching the lake from the south, likely straddling the private and Crown land properties [2].

Dussault Lake Natural Area contains mainly black spruce-paper birch peatlands and sedge wetlands. The site lies in the Boreal Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Subregion. (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Site Statistics

Site NameDussault Lake
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)131
Site # (Parks Website)139.3
Total Area56.37 ha. (139.30 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Dussault Lake
Order-in-Council Map of Dussault Lake Natural Area (Government of Alberta)
Order-in-Council Map of Dussault Lake Natural Area (Government of Alberta)

References

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 – Dussault Lake NA – Dussault Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-17)

  1. 2018 – 2019 ownership mapbook – Parkland County.
  2. Site visit, unpublished and unreported, January 12, 2021; F.Potter.

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