For advisories and closures for this and other areas, visit:
Maps of this area
A map for the Panther Corners Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry: Panther Corners PLUZ.
Additional maps for the Bighorn Backcountry and the Panther Corners PLUZ, including a digital mapping option for the entire Bighorn Backcountry PLUZ can be found at: Bighorn Backcountry - Overview.
Area and trail information
View activity and trail information for the area:
- 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 a roadway. For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.
- 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.
Off-highway vehicles (OHV) are not permitted.
Snow vehicles not permitted. Snow vehicles opportunities are provided in:
For further information see: Know Before You Go: Snowmobiles.
Equestrian permitted; trails available. Horse grazing or tethering must be at least 100 metres (109.4 yards) of a lakeshore. Equestrian users may be required to provide their own feed.
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.
Hunting is not permitted in Provincial Recreation Areas (PRAs).
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 January, 1985 to provide a year-round network of trails for non-motorized and equestrian use.
This area is 194 square kilometres (41.7 square miles).
Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area
- Bighorn Backcountry Access Management Plan
- North Saskatchewan Regional Planning Process
- Public Lands Act
- Public Lands Administration Regulation
Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives
To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 310-3773 (toll free)