This NA is a quarter-section (65 ha) in area and occupies a high point of land within the Medicine Lodge Hills, approximately 23 km west of the southern tip of Gull Lake. It contains old-growth forest.
Map of the Area
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Medicine Lodge Hills Natural Area is on a large hill with a steep slope to the east and gentler slopes to the north, south and west. The vegetation is primarily aspen and birch forest with young spruce and provides important ungulate habitat. This site lies in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Subregion (Alberta Parks website, 2012).
The hills were first noted on a 1859 map created by renowned cartographer, John Arrowsmith. They were described as a favourite site for First Nation spring festivals [1, 2].
|Site Name||Medicine Lodge Hills|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||584/92|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||375|
|Site # (Parks Website)||453|
|Total Area||65.00 ha. (160.62 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: Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Medicine Lodge Hills Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).
- John Arrowsmith (cartographer) – Wikipedia (accessed 2022-04-09).
- Peel Library. Geographic Board of Canada, Place-names of Alberta (1928), p. 86. Accessed January 23, 2022.
- Decompressing in December! Three Rural Properties to Explore in December, No. 2 Medicine Lodge Hills Natural Area; 1/23/2022. Nature Central: Celebrating Our Wild Alberta Parklands (accessed 2022-04-09).
What area of Alberta is this site?
Sorry if it is posted somewhere, can’t see on my phone.
Hi, it is in Central Alberta and located north of Sylvan and west of Gull Lakes. Thank you for the feedback and this rough location has been added to the description. Keep the comments coming!