Recreational access on PGRs
You must know and follow conditions when accessing provincial grazing reserves (PGRs) for recreational purposes.
Before you head out, follow the steps outlined below to learn more about a grazing reserve and to reduce the risk of conflicts with livestock and other land users, and causing damage to the land during your visit.
How to access PGRs
To enter any PGR, follow these 4 simple steps:
Step 1. Locate the PGR
- Locate the PGR you want to visit on the Recreational Access Internet Mapping Tool.
- The “Go To GRR” section of the Mapping Tool Instruction Guide (PDF, 1.8 MB) outlines how to do this.
Step 2. Use the Mapping Tool
- Use the Mapping Tool to find the specific access conditions for the PGR you are entering.
Step 3. Review the general recreational access conditions
- Review the general recreational access conditions that apply to all PGRs.
Step 4. Plan ahead and use respect
- Plan ahead and use respect during your visit. Failure to comply with the Recreational Access Regulation and specific access conditions may result in charges under the Recreational Access Regulation.
For an interactive map of the province to locate a PGR with contact information please see:
Provincial Grazing Reserves can be searched by name under the ‘Go to Location’ tab of the mapping tool by selecting the ‘Go to GRR’ button. A step-by-step guide on how to use the mapping tool is found at:
- Recreational Access Instruction Guide (PDF, 1.9 MB)
General recreational conditions
Under section 9(3) and 9(4) of the Recreational Access Regulation, recreational users on agricultural land must:
- not litter
- have direct control of any animal brought onto the agricultural disposition land
- not park vehicles so that they block an approach to land
- not enter or use any building or improvement on the disposition
- not cause any damage to the agricultural disposition land or the property of the disposition holder
- leave gates and other property as they were found, open or closed
- comply with an applicable recreational management plan, if any
- comply with any terms and conditions imposed by the Local Settlement Officer
- comply with an order of a director, if any
PGR Listing (alphabetical)
|Bear Canyon||Bear Canyon|
|Black Bear||Black Bear|
|Blueberry Mountain||Blueberry Mountain|
|Bow Island||Bow Island|
|Buck Mountain||Buck Mountain|
|Connor Creek||Connor Creek|
|Fort Vermillion||Fort Vermilion|
|High Prairie||High Prairie|
|Jack Pine||Jack Pine|
|Kleskun Lake||Kleskun Lake|
|Lonesome Lake||Lonesome Lake|
|Medicine Lake||Medicine Lake|
|Onefour Research Ranch|
|Purple Springs||Purple Springs|
|Rocky Mountain House||Rocky Mountain House|
|Sage Creek||Sage Creek|
|Sang Lake||Sang Lake|
|Seven Persons||Seven Persons|
|Smoky Lake||Smoky Lake|
|St. Paul||St. Paul|
|Three Creeks||Three Creeks|
|Twin River||Twin River|
|Wolf Lake||Wolf Lake|
Personal information collection and use notification
Personal information you provide to Alberta Forestry and Parks is collected under the authorization of Section 11 of the Recreational Access Regulation, and is being managed in accordance with Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The information being collected will be used by Alberta Forestry and Parks in this regard and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas.
For inquiries about PGR access, please email [email protected].
Connect with one of our rangeland agrologists for inquiries about grazing reserve operations. See the contact list at: Land Management – Contacts.
For other questions about access to agricultural public land, call 310-LAND (5263).
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