Snakes Head Natural Area


This site is a combination of mostly linear OC and PNT portions along the Red Deer River. The southernmost portion is about 2 km north of Sundre.

Snakes head Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Snakes head Site Map (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

Snakes Head Natural Area occupies the floodplain and braided channels of the Red Deer River near Sundre plus a section of upland and east-facing embankment. The vegetation includes riverine balsam poplar woodlands, aspen stands and mixed poplar-white spruce woods, with successional stages ranging from unvegetated gravel and sand bars to mature tree stands.

The Stewards of this area, Fran and Connie Lavoie, were honored for their enduring commitment with the Outstanding Individual Steward Award in 2014 [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameSnakes Head
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)278
Site # (Parks Website)517
Total Area57.85 ha. (142.98 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Snakes Head
Site NameSnakes Head (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)278
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area27.06 ha. (66.86 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCNIV*6
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Snakes Head (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 – Snakes Head Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-05).

  1. Alberta Park’s Volunteer’s Conference 19-21 September 2014, SAPAA Newsletter No. 31 March 2015 , p. 1.

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