FIGURE EIGHT LAKE Alberta- Location, History, Campsites, Fishing, Boating.
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Figure Eight Lake Provincial Recreation Area, Alberta is located in the MD of Northern Lights located in northern Alberta.

Park Information: (780) 624-6486. No services $27, firewood included in fee. Water pump. Rates subject to change. Open May 12 to October 13.

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Many people fish off the pier. Figure Eight Lake is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout which have been reported to reach up to 22 inches in length. There is heavy weed growth in the summer, so fishing is best in early spring or late fall. Also Fathead Minnows are common to this lake.

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A Beautiful afternoon relaxing in hope of catching a trout.

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Pump water is available at this park and water should be boiled before consuming.

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South side of the lake.


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Located approximately 20 km north of Brownvale Alberta is the scenic Figure Eight Lake. 8 km north of Highway 737. Brownvale is located on Highway 2, 161 km north of Grande Prairie.

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Firewood bldg, Inflatable boats, Day-use area, Along the shore, Mallard Duck, Wildlife sign, Day-use area with RV
Figure Eight Lake is a very quiet lake. Originally there was no lake here but only a slough that was the shape of a figure eight, which became its name.

It was first stocked with Northern Pike in 1956, but they did not survive. In the early years, the level of water was very low and had two basins that resembled a figure eight, and that name stuck. In 1969 many volunteers from the Brownvale Community took it on themselves to drain it, clear the brush, bring in sand, raise the level of the water, and finally stock it with trout. (The Brownvale Community Club, Figure Eight Lake Recreation Club and a number of Provincial Groups were involved.)

NEW FIGURE 8 LAKE Provincial Area
This video takes a close look at the Lake, the beach and the campsites. There are a number of fishermen trying their luck on catching the rainbow trout. (Video July, 2013) Located 20 km north of Brownvale Alberta

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In 1986 an aerator was installed to maintain the oxygen levels for the survival of fish over the winter.

The park is an area of 38.6 hectares or 95.4 acres. The deepest part of the lake is the south side, while the middle of the lake becomes shallower and the north side of the lake being the shallowest. The maximum depth of the lake is 6 metres or about 20 feet. This lake drains south and into Lac Cardinal which is situated at Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park.

WINTER: Cross Country Skiing is popular at Figure 8 Lake Provincial Recreation Area during the winter months. It has around 5 km of ungroomed trails available. Also Ice Fishing is popular during the winter.

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Figure Eight Lake Recreation Area has now has a total of 23 campsites located on the west side of the lake. No services. Day use and overnight camping.

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A playground near the campsites offers fun for the kids of all ages. A beach and swimming area are nearby.

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The park has one shelter that can be use on very hot days or rainy days.

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Since Figure Eight Lake is such a small lake, no gas motors are allowed on the lake. Electric motors are allowed. Makes it a very quiet campground.

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