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:

Maps of this area

For details about the Ghost Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ), including maps, access information, permitted recreational activities and types of services offered, see: Ghost Public Land Use Zone Map.

Digital Mapping Options

For a georeferenced map of the Ghost PLUZ, see: Ghost – Georeferenced Map.

Disclaimer: The above georeferenced map contains interactive information that can only be accessed through specific reader apps.

In order to access this information the following app can be used: PDF Maps – Avenza Systems Inc.

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.

Please note that this map can still be viewed with a standard PDF viewer, but the additional enhancements will not be functional.

Area and trail information

Under the backcountry trail rehabilitation program, trails in the area may be temporarily closed due to construction. Please be aware of construction projects on trails and avoid temporary closure areas.

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



  • Random camping is permitted.


Motor Bike icon Quad icon Side by Side icon OHV icon snowmobile

Off-highway vehicles (OHV) permitted only on designated trails:

  • specific trails are designated for specific vehicle type
  • some seasonal closures apply
  • highway licensed vehicles are permitted on designated trails

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


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, Alberta TrailNet and Alberta Equestrian Federation.


hunting archery

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).



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

About this area/PLUZ

Established in May, 2006 to address the growing demand for recreation and the potential conflicts with other resource values and stakeholders in the Ghost-Waiparous area.

This area is 1,500 square kilometres (579.2 square miles).

Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area


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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