Golden Ranches

Site Details

This 1,350-acre site is located along the east shore of Cooking Lake. A private driveway leads to two quarter sections (SW/SE-36-051-21-W4M) in the middle of the site that are privately owned and not part of the Golden Ranches Conservation Site. The portion of NE-25-051-21-W4M lying north of the driveway is also privately owned and not part of the site. From Edmonton, travel east on Highway 14 to RR 210. Travel north on RR 210 for approximately 5 km to the site. Located in the heart of the Cooking Lake Moraine, the site features an impressive 8 km of shoreline and provides an opportunity to view rare avian species, waterfowl and other water birds staging on the lake during migration. The upland habitat is a mixture of mature aspen forest and open grassland, providing habitat for wildlife including white-tailed and mule deer, moose, grouse and a variety of small mammals and songbirds.


Day use only. No open fires. Foot access only.


Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Fish and Game Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Edmonton and Area Land Trust, Matrix Solutions Inc., Nature Conservancy of Canada, Suncor Energy Foundation, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Quarter Sections

NE-30-051-20-W4M, NW/SW/SE-31-051-20-W4M, NW-24-051-21-W4M, NW/NE/SW/SE-25-051-21-W4M, NE/SE-35-051-21-W4M, NW/NE-36-051-21-W4M

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