[HT-Medium] Ross Lake Natural Area


Ross Lake is located south of, but not on its namesake. It is composed of a large OC portion, a smaller PNT site in the southwest corner.

Ross Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Ross Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information [OPTIONAL]

Ross Lake Natural Area (19.43 km2), south of Magrath and approximately 10 km north of the Montana border, includes the largest Crown-owned area of foothills fescue grassland in Alberta. Parts of the area were not glaciated during the last ice age, and as a result the site contains a number of rare plants and insects. This natural area was established as part of the Special Places program (Alberta Parks web site, 2012).

The inner portion of the Natural Area is private land [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameRoss Lake (OC)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Foothills Fescue
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)390/96
PASite ID (Map Ref #)488
Site # (Parks Website)515
Total Area1956.42 ha. (4834.36 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNVI
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Ross Lake (OC)

Site NameRoss Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Foothills Fescue
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)488
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area128.16 ha. (316.70 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCNII*6
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Ross Lake (PNT)

References

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 – Ross Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks. All websites accessed 2022-11-12.

  1. Cardston County – View County Maps

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