Majeau Lake Natural Area

This Natural Area is composed of three distinct land parcels: one large PNT portion (six quarter-sections) and two smaller OC portions, each one quarter-section in size. All parcels are north of, but not on, Majeau Lake.

View to the lake, the intermediate land is private. Majeau Lake (OC), 2020-12-29 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

Majeau Lake Natural Area has slightly undulating topography with upland aspen-balsam poplar forest, black spruce/Labrador tea peatland, willow shrubland (along the stream), and an old open field that is reverting to shrubland and aspen forest.

Limited disturbance was observed during a visit at Christmas 2020 in both the north and south portions of the site. Range Road 34, at the western boundary, has limited maintenance in the winter, so an appropriate vehicle is advised. This road stops roughly at the northwest corner of the southern quarter. Primitive trails exist particularly along the western fence line including an abandoned cut line. Numerous animal tracks were observed with negligible human activity [1].

Cut line in southern portion of Majeau Lake (OC), 2020-12-29 F.Potter

No Access to the Lake from the southern OC portion. The intermediate land appears to be Crown Land with a grazing lease provided to a local farmer [2].

The Majeau Family, for whom the lake was named, were settlers from Montreal. They were well known for their hospitality and were often visited by travelers in the area. Prior to this name, the lake was called Island Lake [3].

Site Statistics

Site NameMajeau 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 #)272
Site # (Parks Website)546
Total Area129.71 ha. (320.51 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Majeau Lake
Site NameMajeau Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)272
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area383.64 ha. (948.00 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Majeau Lake (PNT)
Majeau Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)


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 – Majeau Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-03).

  1. Unpublished site report, December 29, 2020; F.Potter.
  2. Lac Ste. Anne County Map
  3. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, p. 200.

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