A restriction of motorized use for the Cardinal Headwaters Trail is in effect yearly from April 1 to July 30. For further information, please see:

Maps of this area

Maps for the Coal Branch Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) can be found at: Hinton/Coal Branch Area North and South Maps and Coal Branch Access Map.

Area and trail information

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

Activities

Camping

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

Motorized

Motor Bike icon Quad icon Side by Side icon snowmobile

Off-highway vehicles (OHV) permitted only on designated trails. Further information can be found at: Recreation on public land - Overview: Know B4 U Go.

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

Snowmobiles permitted only on designated trails. For further information see: Know Before You Go: Snowmobiles.

Non-motorized

hiking horse riding cross country skiing

Hiking permitted.

Equestrian permitted. Horse grazing or tethering must be 100 metres from a lakeshore.

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

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 relevant to area

Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives

There are currently no initiatives at this time.

Contact

To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Foothills Office – Hinton
Phone: 780-865-8267
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Address:
3rd Floor
131 Civic Centre Road
Hinton, Alberta  T7V 2E6