Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Beach, AB
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Beach Short Term Forecast
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park is one of the the most popular spots around Alberta for day use and camping. Pigeon Lake used to be called Woodpecker Lake until Passenger Pigeons became popular in the area. The beach at the provincial park is wide sandy and gently sloped with a swimming area that deepens faster than Ma-Me-O Beach. There is a marked swimming area playground concession picnic area shady areas and modern washrooms at the beach. There is also close access from the parking lot to the beach. It is a lovely spot and although the lake has had some issues with blue green algae blooms later in the season and declining water levels in recent years 2011/12 saw a return to better water levels. The Pigeon Lake Watershed Association has become very active in recent years with research into the issues and possible solutions for the recreational water quality of the lake and lake levels including a nutrient budget being performed in 2012/13.NOTE: July 9-Nov 12/2014: An AHS Blue-Green Algae advisory has been issued for the waters of Pigeon Lake.http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10178.aspNOTE: Pigeon Lake has been the scene of blue green algae blooms in recent years including 2013 from August -Oct 3 2012 from July 27 until the end of the bathing season. In 2011 there was a blue-green algae advisory on all Pigeon lake beaches from July 28-October 7. The BGA blooms tend to occur in late July and August while the rest of the bathing season has good recreational water quality.
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