The County of Wetaskiwin is home to some of Alberta’s most scenic lakes which offer a wide variety of activities. 

Battle Lake

is set in a narrow valley surrounded by heavily treed hills.  Hiking, nature viewing, angling and cross-country skiing are encouraged.  Battle Lake consists of a long, narrow single basin that has a maximum depth of 13.1 m.  Power boats are permitted on the lake, but they are subject to a maximum speed of 12 km/hour.

Five species of fish have been reported in Battle Lake:  yellow perch, northern pike, white sucker, lake whitefish and burbot.  The main catch is lake whitefish.

Buck Lake

is popular for swimming, boating and year-round fishing.  Over most of the lake there are no boating restrictions, but in posted areas either motor boats are restricted to speeds of 12 km/hour, or all boats are prohibited.  Sport fish species found in the lake include lake whitefish, walleye, northern pike and yellow perch.  

Buck Lake is a large, shallow lake with a single basin that slopes gradually to a maximum depth of 12.2 m in its centre.    The total surface area of the lake is 25.4 km2. 

Coal Lake

is an 18 km long sinuous lake popular for boating, year-round fishing and snowmobiling.  The lake lies in a portion of the glacial meltwater channel that drained glacial Lake Edmonton after the last ice age.  Most of the lake is in the County of Wetaskiwin, with the northern portion in Leduc County.  Coal Lake has a total surface area of 10.9 km2 and has a steeply sloping bottom with a maximum depth of 5.5 m.  The main catch is northern pike.

Mound Red Reservoir

is a small reservoir built off of Muskeg Creek, overlooking the Battle River.  Canoeing, bird watching, walking and cross-country skiing are favorite past-times at this lake.

Pigeon Lake

is one of the most intensively used recreational lakes in Alberta.  There are over 2,300 private cottage lots in 10 summer villages and 9 unincorporated subdivisions.  About 10% of the cottages are permanent homes.

Water sports such as swimming, power boating, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and sport fishing are popular.  In posted areas of the lake, all boats are prohibited or subject to a maximum speed of 12 km/hour.

Pigeon Lake has a surface area of 96.7 km2, and a maximum depth of 9.1m.  Species of fish in the lake include lake whitefish, white sucker, burbot, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, spottail shiner, emerald shiner, trout-perch and lowa darter.

Red Deer Lake

 is located just on the tip of the south eastern portion of the County, offers quiet camping to those wanting to be off by themselves.  It is a saline lake and there are no fish.

Twin Lake

has two lakes, often referred to as West and East Twin or Twin Lakes.  These two lakes are separated by a distance of less than 700m.  West Twin is relatively deep, whereas East Twin is extremely shallow.  West Twin has an oval lake basin, is 35 m deep and the sides are steep, particularly along the south shore.  It is a popular scuba diving and canoeing spot.  The surface area of the lake is 0.24 km2.  No motorized boats are allowed.  The main catch is rainbow trout.

Wizard Lake

is a long, serpentine lake lying in a heavily forested, deep glacial meltwater channel.  The valley provides excellent shelter from winds, making this lake very popular for water skiing. Fishing for yellow perch and northern pike is popular at Wizard Lake, as are canoeing, sailing, water skiing, and observing wildlife.  The total surface area of the lake is 2.48 km2 and the maximum depth is 11 m.

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