Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
Pigeon Lake, AB Canada
- Phone Number:
- (780) 586-2644
New winter camping option
New this year at Pigeon Lake Campground - winter camping in Loop A!
At least 6 winterized sites are now open all year in Loop A. These sites have power. Water is not available in the off-season so please bring your own water. Camping is first come-first served. The extended season fee is $27/night which applies until May 12, 2017.
Activities & Events
SwimmingThe designated swimming area and beach can be found at the Pigeon Day Use. There are no lifeguards at the beach. However, you can borrow a lifejacket from the Lifejacket Loaner Station, located at the day use area boat launch. Zeiner Day Use also has a designated swimming area and beach.
FishingPigeon Lake offers great fishing opportunities for pike, perch, lake whitefish, burbot and walleye. Fishing licenses are required by law in Alberta. To buy a license, you must have a WiN (Wildlife Identification Number) card. You can obtain a WiN card and fishing license online through AlbertaRELM or at many sporting goods stores, convenience stores and gas stations. MyWildAlberta.com has a listing of private license issuers.
Youth under 16 years, persons over 65 years and First Nations people do not require a fishing license. Be aware of the fishing regulations for Pigeon Lake, including catch limits and seasonal restrictions. Check the details in the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations.
HikingThere are approximately 12 km of hiking trails in the park. These trails follow the lake shoreline and loop around the Pigeon Campground. There's an additional loop leading further into the forested areas. It is easy walking on well-groomed, grassy trails, with very little elevation gain.
The trails are also open in winter for cross-country skiing.
BirdingPigeon Lake is an important stopover for many migrating birds but is also home to a large variety of species. Waterfowl such as loons, mergansers, grebes, coots and teals can be seen on the lake at any time of day. Keep an eye on the shoreline for waders and shorebirds such as killdeer, sandpipers and greater yellowlegs. You’ll find great blue herons and sora rails deep in the reeds and American bitterns hiding in the shallows. Stroll through the forest to look for insect-eating warblers and birds of prey soaring through the canopy.
Wildlife WatchingWhitetail and mule deer can be seen in open meadows, along roadsides or in the forest grazing on grasses and shrubs. Moose are often spotted near wetlands and marshy areas feasting on rich aquatic plants. Coyotes are seen most frequently at dawn and dusk . They can be heard yipping and howling in the evenings as the sun ducks behind the horizon. Porcupines, skunks, weasels and ground squirrels can all be spotted with a little luck and a lot of patience.
Info taken from https://www.albertaparks.ca/pigeon-lake/
This is an approximate location. Please contact the owner for exact directions.