Medicine Lodge Hills Natural Area

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.

Medicine Lodge Hills Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Medicine Lodge Hills Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

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 Statistics

Site NameMedicine Lodge Hills
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)584/92
PASite ID (Map Ref #)375
Site # (Parks Website)453
Total Area65.00 ha. (160.62 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Medicine Lodge Hills


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).

  1. John Arrowsmith (cartographer) – Wikipedia (accessed 2022-04-09).
  2. Peel Library. Geographic Board of Canada, Place-names of Alberta (1928), p. 86. Accessed January 23, 2022.

Further Reading

2 thoughts on “Medicine Lodge Hills Natural Area

  1. Myrna Peters

    Hi there,
    What area of Alberta is this site?
    Sorry if it is posted somewhere, can’t see on my phone.
    Sounds interesting!



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