Coal Branch PLUZ

Maps, activities and regulations for this Public Land Use Zone.

Plan your next adventure: Download Alberta’s Public Land Trail Guide.

Public Lands Camping Pass required

A Public Lands Camping Pass is required to random camp on public land along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Maps of this area

Download current maps for the Coal Branch Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ):

Area and trail information

A seasonal off-highway vehicle (OHV) restriction is in effect for the Cardinal Headwaters Trail from October 15 to July 30. OHV access is only permitted from August 1 to October 14 on designated trails.

View information for Provincial Park Recreation Areas and other information on the region:


Know and understand the regulations and permitted activities for the area before your visit.  For details, visit Recreation on Public Land – Overview.

About this area/PLUZ

This area was created in May 1999 to mitigate environmental impacts in sensitive areas and to protect, and properly manage reclaimed mine sites.

This area is 571 square kilometres (220.5 square miles).

Legislation, management, and planning

Stewardship and biodiversity initiatives

Check out the Outdoor Recreation Channel for current information on stewardship projects and citizen science opportunities.


Connect with us:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Foothills Office – Hinton
Phone: 780-865-8267
Toll free: 310-LAND (5263) (in Alberta)

Call 310-LAND anytime to report illegal activity, public safety issues, and enforcement concerns on Crown land (public land, provincial parks and protected areas).

3rd Floor, 131 Civic Centre Road
Hinton, Alberta  T7V 2E6


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