THE TWO PARKS
The Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Provincial Park Recreation Area system conserves an important wildlife corridor between the Foothills Natural Region, the Boreal Natural Region and the Aspen Parkland. There is abundant wildlife in the system including species of moose, elk, fisher, white-tailed deer, black bear, wolves and cougars. The system encompasses land in both the Central Mixedwood and Dry Mixedwood Boreal Sub-regions of Alberta.
EAGLE POINT PROVINCIAL PARK
A Provincial Park is an area set aside by the Province of Alberta to protect both natural and cultural landscapes as well as features. Provincial Parks are designed to protect the natural habitats within them and accommodate recreational interests of its visitors. This generally means low-impact activities such as cross country skiing, hiking, camping, interpretive programs, wildlife viewing, and similar activities. Eagle Point Provincial Park is over 19.6 km2 (1,962 ha) of protected lands and is located downstream of the Highway 22 Bridge, just east of Drayton Valley.
BLUE RAPIDS PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA
A Provincial Recreation Area (PRA) is an area designated primarily for a variety of outdoor recreation activities, including carefully managed motorized off-highway vehicle. Provincial Recreation Areas are a valuable conservation tool and able to consolidate certain kinds of recreational activities within appropriate areas, thereby diverting those activities from other more sensitive sites nearby. Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area is over 36.4km2 (3640 ha) of protected lands and is located upstream of the Highway 22 bridge.