The Graburn Huts can be found to the far east side of the park just before entering the Saskatchewan side. Comfort Camping is available around the Elkwater town-site and consist of basic cabins for up to 8 persons. A convenient way to experience nature without your tent or RV. Look for the list of amenities for each Comfort Camping Unit to see what is included and what you need to bring.
Ridgetop – Highline
– Spruce Coulee 9.8 km one way
∙ Extreme winter weather conditions can develop quickly, so be pre- pared for anything. Carry appro- priate winter clothing, particularly a warm hat, even on pleasant days. ∙ Carry high energy foods such
Start off on top of the Plateau as you hike past incredible viewpoints that look north into the prairie. The second part of this trail takes you through mature lodgepole pine for- ests and ends at the rodeo grounds.
as chocolate and/or dried fruit and plenty of water. ∙ Be prepared. Consider duct tape or even spare parts in case of equipment failure.
Sunset – Spruce Coulee – Trans-Canada 17.1 km one way
This hike will take you 16 kilometres and almost the entire length of the park. Start at either end and travel through spruce and lodgepole pine forests to open prairie landscapes. Trail Conditions and Safety Trailforks has the latest hiking and biking trail information at your finger tips www.trailforks.com/region/ cypress-hills-provincial-park . Fishing Fishing in the Park is some of the best in Southern Alberta. A fishing license is required and more information on this and regulations can be found at: http:// www.albertaregulations.ca/fishingregs Fishing areas ∙ Elkwater Lake – Northern Pike / Yellow Perch ∙ Spruce Coulee – Brook Trout / Walleye / Arctic Grayling ∙ Reesor Lake – Rainbow Trout ∙ Michelle Reservoir – Rainbow Trout ∙ Bullshead Reservoir – Rainbow Trout ∙ Bullshead Creek – Rainbow Trout ∙ Battle Creek & Tributaries – Brown Trout ∙ Graburn Creek & Tributaries – Brown Trout
Contact Visitor Centre Open Year Round (403) 893–3833 Ext. 5
∙ Frostbite is the freezing of skin usually affecting the hands, feet, and face. The signs of frostbite are burning, tingling, itching, numb- ness or pain in the area. The skin may appear white and feel hard, and is cold to the touch. Warm the affected area using body heat. Rentals Looking to try out a winter activity but don’t have the equipment? Cross country ski, snowshoe, kicksled and ice skate rentals are available at the Visitor Centre. Five backcountry huts are available for overnight rental and can be accessed by ski or snowshoe in winter. Tom Trott and Medicine Lodge Huts are located at the top of the plateau, just 3.5 km from the Elkwater townsite. Spruce Coulee Hut is located by Spruce Coulee camp- ground, accessible from Reesor Lake Rd or Spruce Coulee trailhead. Reesor Lake huts are near the Reesor Lake Campground just south of Reesor Lake. Back Country Huts & Comfort Camping