Go west of Rocky Mountain House on Hwy 11 for 16km, then north on Hwy 756 for 2km.
Location: Crimson Lake
Continue north on Hwy 756 for 3km.
Small shallow lakes surrounded by rich fens, tamarack swamps, spruce and mixed woods.
The Rocky-Crimson trail, a single track is well maintained. Access points to trail are on Hwy 11, at Twin Lakes and at Crimson Lake. A 10km trail encircles Crimson Lake and there are other well-mapped trails through and around the campgrounds.
Spruce Grouse, Common Loon, American Bittern, Sandhill Crane, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Pygmy Owl, Boreal Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Western Tanager.
Bear and cougar country. Campground open year-round.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
~ Use discretion when venturing into natural habitat.
~ Do not trespass on private land.
~ Some sites allow livestock grazing.
~ Some sites allow hunting.
~ Some sites in western regions are in bear/cougar habitat. Take all necessary precautions.
More birds will be seen in the spring and summer seasons but all locations will have some winter birds. Typical and common species can be expected for each habitat described. Large deep lakes typically attract migrating waterfowl (ducks, swans, and geese).