Mount Butte Natural Area

This Natural Area, located at the northwest corner of Battle Lake, consists of two adjacent portions: an OC (Order-in-Council) furthest to the northwest and a PNT (Protective Notation) portion in part hugging the shores of Battle Lake.

Order-in-Council Map of Mount Butte Natural Areas (Government of Alberta)
Order-in-Council Map of Mount Butte Natural Areas (Government of Alberta)

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

Mount Butte Natural Area protects more than 4 km of Battle Lake shoreline with high topographic diversity and good wildlife habitat. Vegetation includes black spruce-tamarack fen, dwarf birch-willow shrubland, sedge wetland and small areas of upland mixedwood composed of aspen and balsam poplar, birch and white spruce. (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

The two parts of the Natural Area cover some 406 ha at the western end of Battle Lake, about 15 km west of the southern tip of Pigeon Lake. Of the total area, 63 ha are protected under Order-in-Council and the rest are reserved (PNT) lands. The peak of Mt. Butte itself is in the northwest quarter of Section 21 (see map). Even though much of the area near the lake is developed, there is a great variety of plant and bird life in the Natural Area itself [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameMount Butte
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)378
Site # (Parks Website)454
Total Area280.74 ha. (693.70 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Mount Butte


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 – Mount Butte Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).

  1. SAPAA Newsletter No. 32, September 2015, pp. 1-2.

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