For advisories and closures for this and other areas, visit:
Map of this area
Digital Mapping Options
For a georeferenced map of the Livingstone 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, please 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
In January 2019, Alberta Environment and Parks formed a new recreation advisory group for the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs). This advisory group, consisting of diverse, recreation-minded representatives and stakeholders, has been set up to provide advice to the department on the implementation of the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Recreation Management Plan. 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.
The first meeting of the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Recreation Advisory Group was held January 2019 and focused on member introductions and understanding roles and responsibilities. During this meeting members:
- reviewed and discussed the draft terms of reference
- received an update on the 2018 recreation management plan implementation activities
The next meeting is scheduled for summer 2019.
Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area
- Random camping is permitted.
- Campsites and fires must be one kilometre (0.6 miles) from a Provincial Recreation Area. For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.
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.
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.
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.
To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Blairmore Ranger Station
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
11901 19 Avenue, Box 540
Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0