NOTIKEWIN PROVINCIAL PARK - Alberta Location, History, Fishing, Campsites.
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Welcome to Notikewin Provincial Park, Alberta that encompasses an area of 99,696 hectares. Located in the County of Northern Lights.

Park information: 780-538-5350. $23 no services. Water pump. Rates subject to change.
Updates: Firewood no longer available. Check-out time is 2pm, only one vehicle is permitted per campsite, no reservations. Open May 1 to October 31st weather permitting.

2010 update: There have been improvements made to the road winding down to the park. Trees have been cut back so RVs have more room when meeting each other. 3 campsites are now pull-thru. The Day-use area now has 7 firepits with tables, water pump and view of the Peace River.

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Notikewin Provincial Park was officially created in 1979. (Local area residents wanted to preserve that area - Hawk Hills Agricultural Society and the Manning Fish and Game Association). Before you go down the steep narrow winding road to the park, there is a parking area, with hiking trails.

Asawapowin Trail (meaning lookout point in Woodland Cree) takes you to a viewpoint where the Notikewin River joins the Peace River. The hiking trail is approximately 1.75 km and takes about 40 minutes.

Travel Tip: The road 30km east on Secondary Highway 692 has only 12 km pavement. The remainder is loose gravel. After 27km from main Highway, turn south (not marked) for 2 km then turn east on Range Road 204 where you will find the welcome sign to the Park.

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An access road to the river is used to launch boats. Power boating, canoing, kayaking.



Notikewin Provincial Park is located approximately 37 km north of Manning, Alberta on Highway 35, and then 30 km east on Highway 692. Situated in the valley where the Notikewin River joins the Peace River.

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Bear Country/Self Registration, Animal Tracks, Water Pump, Trappers Cabin, Fish Cleaning, Wild Ferns, Campsite.
Notikewin Provincial Park was created in 1979 and named for the nearby town and river. The name Notikewin was derived from the Cree word for battle. The river was the scene for many battles between the Beaver tribe and the invading Cree during the 1700's. In 1866 the Hudson's Bay Company established a trading post upstream from the mouth of the Notikewin River. The Battle River House was located east of the mouth of the Notikewin River and was in operation for almost 30 years. Over the years, flooding in the area washed away most of the evidence of that post. An old trapper's cabin built in the 1920's still stands, located south of the day use area.
VIDEO Notikewin Provincial Park
In this video, we view the campground area including the day use area where the remnants of the Old Trapper's Cabin still remains. Also we take a closer view of the River. Video: written and narrated by Ken Connors of

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The Peace River and Notikewin River cut a valley approximately 150 meters deep in the area. The Peace River is one of the largest rivers in Alberta and was at one time, the only highway through Northern Alberta. It was used by the first explorers, fur traders, gold prospectors and settlers.

Home to 26 species of mammals including bear, moose, wolves, deer and fox and an estimated 200 species of birds which includes woodpeckers, chickadees, warblers and owls.

Well marked signs make it easy to find the boat launch area and the campsites at Notikewin Provincial Park.

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\At Notikewin Provincial Park there are 19 campsites, with a small day use area situated on the shore of the Notikewin River where it joins the Peace River. Mature spruce trees, jackpine, aspen and balsam, poplar and birch trees grow within the park.

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Each campsite has a firepit, and firewood is no longer available at this campground.

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Fishermen are a common site along the Notikewin River. Fishing is good at this location, with Northern Pike, Perch, and Walleye. It has been reported that up to 15 lb Northern Pike and 12-14 lb Walleye have been caught.

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