[HT *Checked/PC-MEDIUM] Majeau Lake Natural Area


This NA is composed of three distinct land parcels: made up of one large PNT portion (six quarter-sections) and two smaller, quarter section, 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 & aspen forest. (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Limited disturbance was observed in both the north and south portions of 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 site of the southern quarter. Primitive trails exist particularly along the western fence line including an abandoned cut line. Numerous animal tracks ((and very different micro-bio areas ??)) 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 a grazing lease provided to a local farmer but on Crown Land with a grazing lease provided to a local farmer [2].

Screen capture from the Lac Ste. Anne County landownership map. OC portions of Majeau Lake are highlighted in purple.
Screen capture from the Lac Ste. Anne County landownership map. OC portions of Majeau Lake NA are highlighted in purple.

The Majeau Family, was for whom the lake was named, were settlers from Montreal. They were well known for their hospitality and were often visited by travellers in the area. Prior to this name, it 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.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNNA
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.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Majeau Lake (PNT)
Majeau Lake Site Map (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: 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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