[HT/PC-MEDIUM] George Lake and Area Natural Areas


George Lake Natural Areas is composed of three distinct and non-adjacent sites with only one close to, but not on, George Lake. The area is about 90 km northwest of Edmonton.

ATV Track ploughing its way to the small lake on the South George Lake Natural Area; December 28, 2020 (F.Potter)
ATV Track ploughing its way to the small lake on the South George Lake Natural Area; December 28, 2020 (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 south portion of this site is rolling terrain with mainly aspen forest & dense shrubs; the north portion contains George Lake & consists of post-fire successional dense young aspen.

The intervening land between the north and south portions of George Lake (OC) Natural Area belongs to the University of Alberta and private land owners [1]. A site visit in 2020 indicated limited some human disturbance, in particular foot and ATV traffic [2]. There is little information available about the PNT portion.

Site Statistics

Site NameGeorge 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 #)266
Site # (Parks Website)540
Total Area123.41 ha. (304.95 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for George Lake Natural Area
George Lake (OC) Site Map (Government of Alberta)
George Lake (OC) Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Site NameGeorge Lake Area (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)387
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area64.49 ha. (159.37 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for George Lake Area (PNT) Natural Area

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: Information & Facilities – George Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-10).

  1. County of Barrhead – Landownership Map.
  2. Unreported site visit, December 28, 2020; F. Potter.

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
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    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
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