Police Point NA is located on the east shore of Buffalo Bay, considered a west-end extension of Lesser Slave Lake. The site contains wetlands as well as a steep bank above the bay which is forested with a mix of tall white spruce and aspen with a rich shaded understory.
Map of the Area
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Police Point Natural Area is located on the east shore of Buffalo Bay on the west end of Lesser Slave Lake. More than half of the site contains wetlands consisting predominantly of low marshy meadows, with some black spruce fens and willow swamps.
A steep bank rises 30 metres above the level of the bay, and this upland area is forested with a mix of tall white spruce and aspen with a rich shaded understory. More than 100 species of nesting birds are found here, including Common Goldeneye, Mallard, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-necked Grebe, Black Tern, Sora and Marsh Wren (Alberta Parks website, 2012).
|Site Name||Police Point|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||531/87|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||492|
|Site # (Parks Website)|
|Total Area||294.19 ha. (726.97 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||Birding, Cross-country skiing, Hiking – front country, Horseback riding|
|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: Information & Facilities – Police Point Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-10-29).