Twin Lakes Day Use Area and Crimson Lake
400043 Hwy 756. Go west of Rocky Mountain House on Hwy 11 for 16 km, then north on Hwy 756 for 2 km.
402067 Rge Rd 8-0A. Continue north on Hwy 756 for 3 km.
Small shallow lakes surrounded by rich fens, tamarack swamps, spruce and mixed woods.
The Rocky-Crimson trail, a single track biking/hiking trail between Crimson Lake and Hwy 11, is well maintained. Access points to trail are on Hwy 11, at Twin Lakes and at Crimson Lake. A 10-km 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 WoodpeckerOlive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanager.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
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). Notable Species are species of special interest that have been recently recorded in or near the area.
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