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. For more information, visit:

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

Maps of this area

Maps for the Bighorn Backcountry including the Panther Corners PLUZ and digital mapping options 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 Public Land Recreation Area (PLRA) or Public Recreation Area (PRA). 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.


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

Off-highway vehicles (OHV) are not permitted.

Snow vehicles not permitted. Snow vehicle and OHV opportunities are provided in:


Hiking Horsebackriding Cross Country Skiing

Hiking permitted.

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.

For relevant clubs, trails and other information see, Alberta Cross-Country Skiing, Alberta TrailNet and Alberta Equestrian Federation.



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

Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives


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
Alberta Environment and Parks Info Centre - Phone: 310-3773 (toll free)

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