For advisories and closures for this and other areas, visit:

Maps of this area

A map for the Blackstone/Wapiabi Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry: Blackstone/Wapiabi PLUZ.

Additional maps for the Bighorn Backcountry and the Blackstone/Wapiabi PLUZ, including a digital mapping option for the entire Bighorn Backcountry PLUZ can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry - Overview.

Area and trail information

View activity and trail information for the area:

Activities

Camping

  • Random, no-service, camping is permitted. Campsites must be 100 metres from a lakeshore.
  • Campsites and fires must be one kilometre (0.6 miles) from a Recreation Area, Provincial Park or a roadway. For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.

Motorized

Prohibited Motocross Prohibited ATV Prohibited Skidoo Prohibited Boat Prohibited Side By Side Prohibited OHV

Off-highway vehicles (OHV) are not permitted.

For relevant clubs, trails and other information see: Alberta TrailNet and Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association.

Snowmobiles are not permitted. For further information see: Know Before You Go: Snowmobiles.

Motorized boats are not permitted.

Non-motorized

Hiking Horsebackriding Cross Country Skiing

Hiking permitted.

Equestrian permitted; trails available. Horse grazing or tethering must be at least 100 metres (109.4 yards) of a lakeshore. Equestrian users may be required to provide their own feed.

Cross-country skiing permitted.

For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.

For relevant clubs, trails and other information see, Alberta Cross-Country Skiing and Alberta Equestrian Federation.

Hunting

Hunting

Alberta hunting regulations apply. For details on hunting regulations, visit the My Wild Alberta website at: Hunting: Regulations.

Hunting is not permitted in Provincial Recreation Areas (PRAs).

Fishing

Fishing

Alberta fishing regulations apply. For details on fishing regulations, visit the My Wild Alberta website at: Fishing: Regulations

About this area/PLUZ

Established in September, 1986 to designate separate areas for motorized and non-motorized recreational activity.

This area is 486 square kilometres (188 square miles).

Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area

Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives:

Contact

To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Rocky Mountain Office – Clearwater Area
Phone: 403-845-8272
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)