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.

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

Ghost PLUZ gallery

Maps of this area

Download current maps of the Ghost Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) at:

The georeferenced map of this area is intended for use with the Avenza app on a mobile device. This app is only compatible with Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Windows phones. It cannot be used on desktops and laptops. For more details, visit:

This map can still be viewed with a standard PDF viewer, but the georeferenced enhancements will not be functional.


See below for details on permitted and restricted recreational activities for this area.

Area and trail information

View information for provincial parks, protected areas and Provincial Recreation Areas in the region:

About this area/PLUZ

Established: May 2006
Mandate: To address the growing demand for outdoor recreation and potential conflicts with resource values and stakeholders in the Ghost-Waiparous area.
Size: 1,500 square kilometres (579.2 square miles).
Legislation, management, and planning: Familiarize yourself with current legislation and regulations:
Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives: For current information on stewardship projects and citizen science opportunities, see:

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Connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
South Saskatchewan Region Office – Calgary
Phone: 403-297-8800
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).

8660 Bearspaw Dam Road North West
Calgary, Alberta  T3L 1S4

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