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

Maps of this Area

A map for the Kiska/Willson Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry: Kiska/Willson PLUZ.

Additional maps for the Bighorn Backcountry and the Kiska/Willson PLUZ, including digital mapping options for the entire Bighorn Backcountry PLUZ, as well as the Allstones, Bighorn Dam, Cline River Corridor, Cutoff Creek, Nordegg, Shunda/Goldeye and Tershishner 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 one kilometre (0.6 miles) from a Recreation Area, Provincial Park or roadway. For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.
  • Nearby, partly, serviced camping is available through: 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 (OHV) permitted only on designated trails with the following weight and width restrictions:

  • maximum weight of 590 kilograms (1,300 pounds)
  • maximum wheel base of 185 centimetres (72.8 inches)
  • maximum width of 178 centimetres (70 inches)
  • maximum tire pressure of 110 kPa (16psi)

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

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

Motorized boats are not permitted.

Non-motorized

Hiking Cross Country Skiing Horsebackriding

Hiking permitted.

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.

Horse grazing or tethering at least 100 metres (109.4 yards) of a lakeshore.

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 October, 2002 to provide a large network of trails for non-motorized and equestrian use. Seasonal access for off-highway vehicles is permitted only on designated trails.

This area is 1,023 square kilometres (395 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)