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

Maps of this area

Download current maps of the Bighorn Backcountry including the Panther Corners PLUZ and digital mapping options at: Bighorn Backcountry - Overview.

Area and trail information

View activity and trail information for the area:

Activities

  • Camping

    Public Lands Camping Pass required

    Public Lands Camping Pass is required to random camp on public land along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

    • 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 Public Land Recreation Area (PLRA) or Provincial Recreation Area (PRA).
    • Review the regulations and best practices for camping on public land.
    • Nearby, partly 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

    Prohibited Motocross Prohibited ATV Prohibited Side By Side Prohibited OHV Prohibited Skidoo

  • Non-motorized

    Hiking Horsebackriding Cross Country Skiing

  • 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 established in January 1985 to provide year-round opportunities for  non-motorized and equestrian recreation.

This area is 194 square kilometres (41.7 square miles).

Legislation, management, and planning

Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives

Contact

Connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Rocky Mountain House Office – Phone: 403-845-8250
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).

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