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 and closures for this and other areas, visit:

Map of this area

Digital Mapping Options

For a georeferenced map of the Porcupine Hills Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ), see: Porcupine Hills - 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

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

About this area/PLUZ

As of May 15, 2018, the Porcupine Hills area is regulated under the Public Lands Administration Regulation as a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ). The new PLUZ will manage outdoor recreational activities through a designated motorized trail system and provide a range of recreation experiences.

For more information on the new Porcupine Hills PLUZ, see:

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:

Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Recreation Advisory Group

Formed in January 2019, Alberta Environment and Parks 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



  • Random camping is permitted.


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.
  • Some seasonal closures apply.
  • Highway licensed vehicles are permitted on designated trails.

Snowmobiles permitted only on designated trails. For further information see: Know Before You Go: Snowmobiles.


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 further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.

For relevant clubs, trails and other information see, Alberta TrailNet.


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).



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


Connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Blairmore Ranger Station
Phone: 403-562-3210
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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

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