Kakwa Wildland

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Experience Category: Natural Attraction

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    Kakwa Wildland is a remote Provincial Wildland that has beautiful sights of the towering mountain range, and crystal clear creaks fed by glaciers from nearby mountains. The valley is carpeted by forests dotted with meadows of grasslands and wildflowers.  The park is home to a diverse ecosystem of plants, birds and mammals, including grizzly bears and woodland caribou. It is a spectacular area if you enjoy hiking, trail rides, and backcountry camping. Two Lakes Provincial Park is the last location accessible by vehicle, accessible by a gravel road beginning roughly 16 kilometers south west of Grovedale. You will then follow the gravel road for about 110km, this provincial park is accessible by trailer however, the road is labelled travel at own risk and is not consistently maintained. From Two lakes until dead horse meadow, the road is accessible if you have a 4wd vehicle or OHV, however from Lick Creek  to the Kakwa Falls viewpoint is only accessible by OHV. OHV’s must remain on the trail/road at all times and are not permitted off road in the park. Dead Horse Meadows is the staging area for equestrians looking to ride into the falls on horseback.  Kakwa wildlands offers spectacular views for trail rides and allows for equestrians to use Deadhorse meadows as a backcountry campground. Please visit the Alberta Parks website for more information on backcountry camping in in the Kakwa wildland provincial Park.There are multiple water falls in the park including Kakwa Falls (Alberta’s Tallest Waterfall), the Lower Kakwa Falls, and Francis Peak Creek Falls which has a beautiful natural bridge over the falls There are also multiple mountain peaks visible within the park including Kakwa Mountain, La Creche Mountain, Sulpher Ridge, Coal Ridge and Mount May.

    Kilometre 138: Two Lakes Provincial Park – has three campgrounds these include Gunderson Meadow, Pine Hollow & Moberly Flats which provides rustic camping facilities including fire pits, picnic tables, privies and potable water.

    Kilometre 149 is Lick Creek – OHV’s are suitable on the unmaintained trail from here to Kakwa Falls; there are creek crossings and wet areas along this route.

    Kilometre 160: Kakwa Wildland Park boundary.

    Kilometre 164: Deadhorse Meadows equestrian staging area.

    Kilometre 168: Kakwa day use area and Kakwa Falls viewpoint

    Kakwa Falls
    • The day use area near Kakwa Falls is equipped with picnic tables, as well as fire pits and an outhouse.
    • NO CAMPING is permitted.
    • There is a 1.2 km trail to the Kakwa Falls viewpoint.
    • ATVs are not permitted on Viewpoint Trail.

     

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