For advisories and closures for this and other areas, visit:
Maps of this area
A map for the Job/Cline Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry: Job/Cline PLUZ.
Additional maps for the Bighorn Backcountry and the Job/Cline PLUZ, including digital mapping options for the entire Bighorn Backcountry PLUZ, as well as the Allstones and Cline River Corridor areas can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry - Overview.
Area and trail information
View activity and trail information for the area:
- Random, no-service, camping is permitted. Campsites must be 100 metres from a lakeshore and no permanent camp structures are allowed.
- Campsites and fires must be at 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: Alberta Parks
- Helicopters are not permitted to land on a lake or within 200 metres (219 yards) of the lakeshore.
Off-highway vehicles are permitted only on designated trails with the following weight and width restrictions:
- maximum weight of 590 kg (1,300 lb)
- maximum wheel base of 185 cm (72.8 in)
- maximum width of 178 cm (70 in)
- maximum tire pressure of 110 kPa (16psi)
Snowmobiles are permitted only on designated trails and designated sledding areas.
For relevant clubs, trails and other information see: Alberta Snowmobile Association.
Motorized boats are not permitted.
Hiking is permitted.
Cross-country skiing is permitted.
For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.
For relevant clubs, trails and other information see: Alberta Cross-Country Skiing.
Horse grazing or tethering at least 100 metres (109.4 yards) from a lakeshore.
Equestrian users may be required to provide their own feed.
Check the Bighorn Backcountry brochure for timing restrictions.
For relevant clubs, trails and other information see: Alberta Equestrian Federation.
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
This area was created in June, 1985 to provide year-round non-motorized and equestrian use. Seasonal access for off-highway vehicles is permitted only on designated trails.
This area is 1378 square kilometres (532 square miles).
Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area
- Bighorn Backcountry access management plan
- North Saskatchewan regional planning process
- Public Lands Act
- Public Lands Administration Regulation
Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives
To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks: