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Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club – Alberta Lake Database
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Updated 2/25/2021
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NameLocationAccess to Lakekmkmkm2Depth mLaunchGroundCampingBoatsFishingParkingNotes
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Lakes Near to EdmontonBig LakeRay Gibbon Drive, St AlbertRiel Recreation Centre7.3varies21.40.3YesNoNoNoAllowedLarge shallow lake, tends to dry out during summer. 235 bird species. Can have strong winds and waves.
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Coal LakeE of Wetaskiwin, N of Highway 13 then 1.0 km on Highway 822Coal Lake Day Camp180.7 max10.93.5YesNoLong narrow lake, can get weedy later in the season. Prone to strong winds.
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Cooking LakeSE Anthony Henday Ring Road (Highway 216) take Highway 14 E, NE on South Cooking Road, Main St, S 1st Ave to ParkSouth Cooking Lake Park9.93.14361.7YesNoNoNoNo
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Hastings LakeE on Sherwood Park Freeway to Wye Road this continues as AB 630, turn on RR 204, then S to the lakeAccess from the south end of RR 2044.032.058.712.4NoLimitedWater levels have been very low in recent years.
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Islet Lake52 km E of Edmonton, N of Highway 630 at Range Road 200Islet Lake Staging Area2.30.4YesNoNoNoGoodSmall irregular lake with good facilities, including picnic shelter and firepits.
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Muir LakeWest of Edmonton (Highway 16, 18 km), N on RR 274 (6.4 km), then W on Township Rd 540 (1.5 km)Muir Lake Recreation Area1.080.33 maxYesNoNoVery small lake.
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Lakes Close to Edmonton (Day Trips)Astotin LakeElk island National Park. 50 km E of Edmonton N of Highway 16Astotin Lake Area at Sandy Beach3.642.786.59YesYesNoGoodSmall irregular lake with good facilities. Very popular. Has boat rentals.
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Battle Lake35 km W of Highway 2, N off Highway 13, then W on gravel road follow signsBattle Lake Park7.30.44.566.9YesYesNoAllowedAllowedLimitedLong narrow lake, popular with anglers.
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Buck LakeN of Highway 13, E of A-B 761 and E of Highway 22Calhoun Bay Provincial Recreation Area9.644.6825.46.2YesYesAllowedAllowedLarge lake popular with boaters.
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Chip Lake124 km W on Highway 16 from Edmonton to Wildwood, 8.6 km N on RR 92, W on TWP Rd 544, S on RR 101AChip Lake Park17.158.1473YesYesYesAllowed
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Devil's LakeW on Highway 16, 16.8 km N on 779, W on 37, E on TWP Rd 5502.11.32.11
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Hasse LakeW of Edmonton on Highway 16A, S 6.0 km on RR 20, W on TWP Rd 524 this becomes RR 21 to lakeHasse Lake Regional Park1.240.66YesNoNoAllowed
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Isle LakeW on Highway to Gainford, N on 1 Street West to the lakeHamlet of Gainford or Kokomoko Rec Area12.32.8234.1YesYesYesYes
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Lac la NonneW on Highway 16, 23.5 km N on Highway 43, 21.57 km N on 33, E TWP Rd 572A, S RR 31, NE RR 30A then TWP Rd 572Town of Lac la Nonne7.182.411.87.8YesYesYes
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Lac Ste. AnneW of Edmonton on Highway 16, 7.7 km N on Highway 43, W on 633 N on RR 32 or 33Boat Launch Park, Alberta Beach9.886.5854.54.8
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Nakamun LakeW on Highway 16, N on 779, W on 37, 12.95 km N on 777, 3.26 km W on TWP Rd 562, 5.38 km N RR 23, E Nakamun RoadNakamun Park Reserve4.341.653.544.5YesNoNoYes
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Pigeon LakeS on Highway 2 from Edmonton, 22.58 km W on highway 13 to Ma-me-o beach on 13A
Ma-me-o Beach, Pigeon Lake Prov. Park and others
16.58.3596.76.2YesSeveralAllowedYes
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Twin LakeS on Highway 2 from Edmonton, 49.2 km W on highway 13, S on RR 33A to the lakeTwin Lake campground0.770.30.2415.7NoYesNoAllowed
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Wabamun lake67 km W of Edmonton on Highway 16Wabamun, Fallis, Seba Beach and others19.3481.86.3SeveralYesYesAllowedAllowedLarge lake popular with boaters. Prone to strong winds.
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Wizard LakeS on Highway 2 from Edmonton, 13.78 km W on TWP Rd 490, 8.08 km S on 795, W on TWP Rd 481, S on RR 271Wizard Lake Jubilee Park Day Use Area10.70.482.486.2YesYesAllowedAllowed
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Lakes Requiring an Overnight TripBrazeau ReservoirS on Highway 2, W on TWP Rd 490, then Highway 39 and Highway 22 to Drayton Valley, S on 620 to Brazeau DamBrazeau Reservoir Recreation Area136.4534.8YesYesYesAllowedAllowed
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Maligne Lake45.3 km from Yellowhead Highway 16 on Malign Lake Road, Jasper National ParkEnd of Maligne Lake Road22.51.5 max19.7135YesYesNoNoAllowedGoodWater is very cold. Dress for immersion
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Medicine Lake13 km S from Highway 13 on Highway 22, 1.84 km E on TWP. RD 443A then 10km SE on RR 64AMedicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area3.40.55AllowedSmall lake off the beaten path, good place to camp.
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Gregg LakeWest on the Yellowhead past Hinton to Highway 40, N for 27 km to Gregg Lake turn offWilliam Switzer Provincial Park4.30.56YesYesYesNoAllowedGoodSmall lake, good place to camp.
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Jarvis LakeWest on the Yellowhead past Hinton to Highway 40, N for 15 km to Jarvis Lake turn offWilliam Switzer Provincial ParkYesYesYesSmall irregularly shaped lake
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MacLeod Lake28 KM north from Whitecourt on Highway 43 than Highway 32Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park2.22.13.735.1YesYesYesAllowedGood
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Lesser Slave LakeNorth on Highway 2Slave Lake, Kinuso, Grouard, plus many others9020116011.4YesYesAllowedVery Large Lake. Prone to strong winds and large waves.
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For additional details see the University of Alberta Atlas of Alberta Lakes - http://albertalakes.ualberta.ca/
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