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Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area Operations Advisory Group

The application deadline has passed, a big thank you to all those who expressed an interest in sitting on this advisory group.  We will be reviewing the applications over the next few weeks and anticipate being in contact with everyone in early December.

For questions or more information, contact Lenny Richer at 780-968-8327 or email lricher@parklandcounty.com.

About the Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area is a beautiful scenic park located North of Stony Plain.  Bring the family to enjoy a fishing trip, spend a few hours canoeing, mountain biking, or hiking through the park.  Bring along a camera or binoculars to enjoy the diverse wildlife that live at Chickakoo. This 480-acre park has over 14 kilometres of scenic trails, which are perfect in the summer for walking or biking and in the winter trails are track set for cross country skiing. 

Chickakoo Lake Park can be accessed by going north of Highway 16 on Highway 779, head west on Township Road 534, and follow the signs into the park. You can pick up a park brochure at the Parkland County Centre, or you can drop into the park and check out the well marked trails and trail maps located at the entrance to the park.

March 12, 2015 PLEASE NOTE: Cross country ski trail grooming has concluded for the 2014/2015 season. Seasonal ban on equestrian riding remains in effect. 

Click here to see the trail map (PDF format)


  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Walking Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Cycling Trails
  • Equestrian Trails (Seasonal) 
  • Picnic Areas
  • Washrooms (Outdoor Type)
  • Hand Boat Launch Area
  • Fishing
  • Parking

Seasonal Equestrian Restriction

In winter months, trails are groomed, and tracks are set for the purpose of cross country skiing. Equestrian riding is prohibited to protect the integrity of the trails and for the safety of skiers and other users. 

For updates on when the seasonal ban will lifted and ski trail conditions visit this page often, or call Community & Protective Services: (780)968-8400. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Interpretive Tour and Wild Life Observation  

Indian Ridge is the setting for a self-guided tour that details the natural features you pass through with clearly marked signs. From plants to animals, the Chickakoo Area is home to a diverse collection of wildlife. This is a bird-watchers paradise as the forest and lakes are home to numerous species of birds.


Chickakoo Recreation Area Map

For more information on Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area call Community & Protective Services at (780)968-8400 or email recreation&parks@parklandcounty.com