[HT/PC-MEDIUM] Pine Lake (PNT) Natural Area

This irregularly shaped PNT is located about 5 km west of Pine Lake.


Pine Lake (red square). Image courtesy of Red Deer County, Land Ownership Map.
Pine Lake (red square). Image courtesy of Red Deer County, Land Ownership Map.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Located on and south of Highway 42, it appears this PNT has been given over to a grazing lease. Parcels of land to the east and south are similarly leased. Various conservancy groups (e.g. Ducks Unlimited) own land near to this PNT [1].

No Pines, Maybe Ghosts. Nearby Pine Lake is drained by Ghostpine Creek and is replenished from run off and aquifers [2]. The name is a shortened form from Ghostpine. This name was given to the area after a battle between the Cree and Blackfoot. Since then, the area is thought to be haunted. Technically the name should have been ‘Ghost-spruce’ as pine was a mis-translation of the Cree word for spruce [3].

Site Statistics

Site NamePine Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Central Parkland
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)47
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area60.61 ha. (149.78 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Pine Lake (PNT) Natural Area


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  1. Red Deer County – Document Center (civicweb.net)
  2. Pine Lake – The Lake (pinelakealberta.com)
  3. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 254.

Further Reading

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