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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.

Map of this area

Download current maps of the Livingstone 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.


  • Camping

    • Random camping is permitted, but a Public Lands Camping Pass is required to random camp on public land along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
    • Willow Creek area:
      • Camping is only available in the designated nodes.
      • Camping is no service and first come, first serve.
      • Campfires only permitted in designated nodes.
    • Campsites and fires must be 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) from a Provincial Recreation Area
    • Review the regulations and best practices for camping on public land.
  • Motorized

    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 by width.
    • Some seasonal closures apply.
    • Highway licensed vehicles are permitted on designated trails.
    • Further information can be found at: Motorized Recreation on Public Land.
    • Snowmobiles permitted only on designated trails. For further information, see: Know Before You Go: Snowmobiles.
    • Willow Creek area: only off-highway vehicles (OHV) with a weight not exceeding 363 kilograms (800 pounds) are permitted.
  • Non-motorized

    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 relevant clubs, trails and other information see, Alberta TrailNet.
    • Review the regulations and best practices for non-motorized recreation on public land.
  • Hunting

    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).
  • Fishing


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

Area and trail information

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

About this area/PLUZ

Established: May 2018
Mandate: The Livingstone PLUZ will manage outdoor recreational activities through a designated motorized trail system and provide a range of recreation experiences.

With the establishment of the Livingstone PLUZ, the Willow Creek PLUZ will no longer exist. However, the previous PLUZ restrictions still apply in the Willow Creek area as per signs and notifications:
  • Only off-highway vehicles (OHV) with a weight not exceeding 363 kilograms (800 lbs.) are permitted.
  • Camping is only available in the designated nodes.
  • Camping is no service and first come, first serve.
  • Camp fires only permitted in designated nodes.
Legislation, management, and planning: The Government of Alberta is committed to working with recreation groups to develop sustainable trail systems on public lands. A summer trails map based on stakeholders input has been developed for 2018 that aligns with the Recreation Management Plan for Livingstone-Porcupine Hills.

To view a copy of the plan, please see: For more information on the Government of Alberta’s investment in outdoor recreation in southwest Alberta, please see: Familiarize yourself with current legislation and regulations:
Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives: For current information on stewardship projects and citizen science opportunities, see:

Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Recreation Advisory Group

Formed in January 2019, the Alberta government formed a recreation advisory group for the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills PLUZs. This advisory group brings together First Nations and a broad spectrum of sectoral interests and stakeholders including recreation-minded, conservation oriented, and locally affected persons or organizations with Government of Alberta representatives to provide advice to the Department in the implementation of the Recreation Management Plan (RMP) and management of the PLUZ.

This recreation advisory group provides a forum to collaborate, exchange information and ideas, provide advice and recommend solutions from the perspective of the members’ communities.

Member organizations include:

  • local municipalities
  • landowners and community organizations
  • recreation organizations - motorized recreation, cross-country ski, equestrian, hiking, mountain biking, trapping, guides and outfitters, hunting and fishing, environmental and stewardship focused organizations
  • industry - grazing, forestry, energy and mining
  • Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 First Nations

Decisions are reflected twice yearly through the Summer and Winter Public Land Use Zone Maps. For further information about the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Recreation Advisory Group, email: [email protected].

Legislation, management and planning relevant to area

Stewardship, monitoring and biodiversity initiatives



Alberta BearSmart Program – Overview


Report a Poacher

Alberta Wildfire


Connect with us:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Blairmore Ranger Station
Phone: 403-562-3210
Toll free: 310-LAND (5263) (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Call 310-LAND anytime to report illegal activity, public safety issues, and enforcement concerns on Crown land (public land, provincial parks and protected areas).

11901 19 Avenue, Box 540
Blairmore, Alberta  T0K 0E0

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