Situated southwest of, but not on, Kakina Lake and about 80km northwest of Edmonton. The local landowners appear to have added to its size by keeping their properties in a natural state. As a result, the wood area is larger than just the Crown Land.
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This natural area has strongly rolling hummocky moraine dissected from northwest to southeast by a poorly-drained lowland area. There is upland balsam poplar forest with some aspen and a dense shrub layer.
A Little Disturbed Name. A site visit in December 2020 indicated little human disturbance . As for the name, the natural area is presumably related to the nearby lake which was recorded in the 1904 field notes of the Dominion Land Survey as “Lake Kakinasakahigan” [Note: sakahigan means “lake”]; the name was later shortened by the surveyor. The name began appearing on Department of the Interior maps by 1917 and was formerly adopted in 1950 by the federal government .
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|Site Name||Kakina Lake|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||454/71|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||268|
|Site # (Parks Website)||543|
|Total Area||64.75 ha. (160.00 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||none noted|
|Operated By||Parks Division|
|Notes and Comments|
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 – Kakina Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-10).
- Unreported site visit, December 20, 2020; F. Potter.
- Kelland, R. “Potter Asks – Origin of Alberta Place Names West of Edmonton and North of Hwy 16,” December 21, 2020.
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