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Cross Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada, located 62 km (39 mi) west from Athabasca and 57 km (35 mi) north of Westlock.

Cross Lake Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Cross Lake Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Cross Lake Provincial Park
Location of Cross Lake Provincial Park in Alberta
LocationMunicipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, Alberta, Canada
Nearest cityAthabasca, Westlock
Coordinates54°39′11″N 113°47′40″W / 54.65306°N 113.79444°W / 54.65306; -113.79444Coordinates: 54°39′11″N 113°47′40″W / 54.65306°N 113.79444°W / 54.65306; -113.79444
Area27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi)
EstablishedNovember 22, 1955
Governing bodyAlberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

The park is situated at an elevation of 655 m (2,149 ft) and has a surface of 27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi). The park was established on November 22, 1955 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. It completely surrounds Steele Lake, which has a cruciform shape that led to the previous name of "Cross Lake", the source of the park's name.

ActivitiesEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Cross Lake Provincial Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
16.0
(60.8)
15.5
(59.9)
28.9
(84.0)
32.0
(89.6)
33.5
(92.3)
35.5
(95.9)
34.0
(93.2)
32.0
(89.6)
27.5
(81.5)
17.2
(63.0)
16.0
(60.8)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) −7.8
(18.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.0
(35.6)
10.8
(51.4)
17.1
(62.8)
20.6
(69.1)
22.9
(73.2)
22.0
(71.6)
16.3
(61.3)
9.2
(48.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
8.5
(47.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.9
(7.0)
−10.4
(13.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
3.7
(38.7)
9.6
(49.3)
13.4
(56.1)
16.0
(60.8)
14.8
(58.6)
9.3
(48.7)
3.0
(37.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
−12.2
(10.0)
1.9
(35.4)
Average low °C (°F) −19.9
(−3.8)
−17.2
(1.0)
−11.2
(11.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.0
(35.6)
6.3
(43.3)
9.0
(48.2)
7.5
(45.5)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.2
(26.2)
−11.5
(11.3)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−4.8
(23.4)
Record low °C (°F) −51
(−60)
−46.5
(−51.7)
−45.5
(−49.9)
−32.8
(−27.0)
−11
(12)
−4
(25)
−1.0
(30.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
−11
(12)
−27
(−17)
−38
(−36)
−46.7
(−52.1)
−51
(−60)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26.1
(1.03)
14.7
(0.58)
21.8
(0.86)
29.9
(1.18)
49.8
(1.96)
97.2
(3.83)
108.0
(4.25)
68.1
(2.68)
38.6
(1.52)
27.5
(1.08)
25.4
(1.00)
20.9
(0.82)
527.8
(20.78)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.2
(0.05)
0.5
(0.02)
2.5
(0.10)
17.8
(0.70)
48.1
(1.89)
97.2
(3.83)
108.0
(4.25)
68.0
(2.68)
38.0
(1.50)
16.8
(0.66)
2.7
(0.11)
0.7
(0.03)
401.3
(15.80)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 24.9
(9.8)
14.2
(5.6)
19.2
(7.6)
12.2
(4.8)
1.7
(0.7)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.0)
0.6
(0.2)
10.8
(4.3)
22.7
(8.9)
20.2
(8.0)
126.6
(49.8)
Source: Environment Canada[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Cross Lake Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-15.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Cross Lake Provincial Park campground guide - Open Government". open.alberta.ca. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  3. ^ "Cross Lake Provincial Park". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved March 13, 2014.

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