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.

Effective October 26, 2018, the Silvester Creek Trail in the McLean Creek Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) is permanently closed. See the link below for full details.

Maps of this area

A map for the McLean Creek Off Highway Vehicle PLUZ can be found at: Public Land Use Zones of Kananaskis Country.

Digital Mapping Options

For a georeferenced map of the McLean Creek Off Highway Vehicle PLUZ, see: McLean Creek – 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:

Firearm use restrictions

Within the 1 km No Camping/No Open Fires zone, there is to be no firearm discharge, except for lawfully authorized hunting purposes.

Printed maps can be picked up at information kiosks in the McLean Creek Off Highway Vehicle PLUZ and at Alberta government offices. An online map outlining the restricted zone is also available.

For further information, see:



  • Random, no-service camping is permitted.
  • Serviced camping is available through: Alberta Parks.


Motor Bike Quad Quad, Side by Side Quad Snowmobile

Off-highway vehicles (OHV) permitted on existing trails unless otherwise indicated.

  • Only vehicles under 453.6 kilograms (1000 pounds) with three or more low pressure tires are allowed between December 1 and April 30.

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

Snow vehicles permitted.


Parks Icon Hiking Horseback Riding Cross country Skiing

Hiking permitted.

Equestrian permitted.

Cross-country skiing permitted.

For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.



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



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

About this area/PLUZ

Established in October, 1979 to provide an area for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use.

This PLUZ is 202 square kilometres (78 square miles).

Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area


Connect with us:

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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