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:

Activities

Camping

  • 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.

Motorized

Motocross ATV Side By Side Prohibited OHV Snowmobile Prohibited Boat

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)

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

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.

Non-motorized

Hiking Cross Country Skiing Horsebackriding

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.

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 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

Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives

Contact

To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Rocky Mountain Office – Clearwater Area
Phone: 403-845-8272
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)