Please keep fishing friendly, and keep sites clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.

As of April 1, 2020 until further notice there will be no vehicle access to Beaver Lake and Fiesta Lake (depending upon physical distancing actions displayed by users, further restrictions may be put in place). This action has been taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to align with the direction of Ministry of Environment and Parks and the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Please consider being dropped off and picked up: you may still walk in as angling is still open. Please practice safe physical distancing guidelines of 2m (6ft) when fishing.

In addition, to reduce health risks to everyone, all ACA conservation site outhouses are now closed. The situation will be reassessed for May 2020 and depending upon site use or unsafe conditions, closures or additional access restrictions on other lakes may be required.

Please keep fishing friendly, and keep sites clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.

East Hays (F4-12)

Site Details

This 144-acre site is located approximately 10 km east of Hays and is adjacent to a large area of Crown lease land along the Bow River. This site has been undergoing a transformation over the past few years with the addition of 11,000 shrubs and 13 acres of wetland complexes to enhance the habitat, particularly winter cover, to benefit upland birds such as pheasants and partridge. The remaining tame grasslands are also actively managed to maintain quality nesting and brood habitat. Other wildlife found in the area includes white-tailed and mule deer, waterfowl 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, Bow River Irrigation District, Brooks and District Fish & Game Association/Brooks Pheasant Festival, CALFRAC Well Services, MD Taber, Partners in Habitat Development, PF-Chinook and Calgary Chapters, private donors

Quarter Sections

SW-25-013-13-W4M, SE-26-013-13-W4M

Wildlife Management Units


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