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Prince Albert National Park

Trail and Facilities Condition Report

May 22, 2015

  • Trail conditions fluctuate daily depending on the weather.
  • Trails are cleared of fallen trees periodically.

Note: Extreme dry conditions in Prince Albert National Park:

  • Fire ban in effect: No open fires permitted within the park
  • Very low water levels in the Kingsmere River.

Trail Name 

Conditions and Comments 

Townsite

Fisher
7.2 km loop

Trail cleared May 12. Some wet/muddy areas.  

Red Deer Blue
5.2 km loop

Good condition. Trail cleared May 12.
Red Deer Red
8.1 km loop
Good condition. Trail cleared May 12.
Red Deer Yellow
5.8 k loop
Some wet/muddy areas. Trail cleared May 12.

 Highway #264

Boundary Bog
2.0 km loop
Good condition. Trail cleared May 20.

 Kingsmere Road  

Waskesiu River
2.5 km loop
Good condition. Trail cleared May 20.
Narrows Peninsula
3.0 km loop
Good condition. Trail cleared May 20.
Kingsmere River
1.5 km one-way
Trail cleared May 5. Boaters – river flow is low due to beaver activity – watercraft must be carried 400 meters to rail portage.
Grey Owl
20.0 km one-way
Spring conditions. First 13km of trail cleared May 4.

 Narrows Road

Mud Creek Trail
3 km loop
 Some muddy areas. Trail cleared May 20.
Treebeard
1.4 km loop
Some muddy areas. Trail cleared May 20.

 Scenic Route #263

Shady Lake
1.7 km loop
Trail cleared May 20.
Height-of-Land Tower
15 m tower
Good condition.
Freight Tait Springs
2 km one way
Trail cleared May 6.
Spruce River Highlands
8.5 km loop
Trail cleared May 13. Some wet sections.

Elk Trail
To Fish Lake
13km one way

Trail cleared April 21.
Elk Trail
Fish Lake to Camp Lake
3 km one way
Trail cleared April 21.
Elk Trail
Camp Lake to West Side Boundary
23 km one way
Not maintained.

 Cookson Road

Cookson Road West end closed for maintenance.
Hunters Lake
12.0 km one-way
Spring conditions. Trail cleared May 19.
West Side Boundary
37.5 km one-way
Spring conditions.

 West Side

Amyot Lake
15.5 km loop
Spring conditions.

Park entry permits are required year round. Fees are invested back into facilities and services for visitors to enjoy. Obtain your pass at the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre.

Trail Map
Trail Descriptions

Safety:

  • Emergency 911
  • Parks Canada Dispatch (24 Hours) 1-877-852-3100  
  • Trails are not patrolled, please ensure you are self-reliant.
  • Keep your distance from wildlife and make noise while on the trails.
  • Watch for deadfall and slippery or broken boardwalks
  • Protect your pet and park wildlife by keeping your dog on a leash.
  • Please respect area and trail closures.
  • Use caution on boardwalk and stairs.
  • Do not rely on your cell/satellite phone to get you out of trouble. Coverage is variable throughout the Park.

Information:

  • Contact us by telephone: (306) 663-4522 or by email
  • Park entry permits can be purchased at the Visitor Centre  
  • Please register at the Visitor Centre for all overnight backcountry trips.
  • Check road conditions at 1-888-335-7623 or online.
  • Check weather conditions.