For advisories and closures for this and other areas, visit:
Map of this Area
A map for the Whitecourt Sandhills Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) can be found at: Whitecourt Sandhills PLUZ Map.
Area and trail information
View information for Provincial Park Recreation Areas and other information on the region:
- Random, no-service, camping is permitted.
- Campsites and fires must be a least one kilometre (0.6 miles) from a Recreation Area, Provincial Park or a roadway. For further information see: Recreation on public land - Overview.
Off-highway vehicles (OHV) are not permitted.
Snowmobiles permitted only on designated trails from December 1 to March 1. 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.
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 May 1999 to provide an area for non-motorized activity, including equestrian and eliminate conflicts with summer motorized users.
This area is 27 square kilometres (10.4 square miles).
Legislation, management, and planning relevant to area
Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives
There are currently no initiatives at this time.
To connect with Alberta Environment and Parks:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays) Regional Area Office – Whitecourt
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
5020 52 Avenue
Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N2