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Location: 178kms north of Edmonton Alberta. Cross Lake Provincial Park. Note, 11kms of gravel road access.
Description: Cross Lake campground contains 137 well kept campsites nicely suited for both RV’s and tents. Campsites are located throughout the surrounding spruce forest offering good privacy with a few choice sites that back onto Steele Lake.
Amenities include group camping, excellent canoeing & kayaking, hiking, play grounds, sandy beach, picnic shelters, public phone, showers, water, power, fire wood available for sale, picnic tables, handicap sites, sani dump, boat launch, fish cleaning stations, ice fishing, backcountry camping and wildlife watching. Cross Lake has been renamed Steele Lake after John Steele a world war one veteran.
Steele Lake offers good northern Pike and Yellow Perch fishing. You’ll need a fishing license to try your luck. Steele Lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking and smaller motorized water craft with lots to explore. There are 12kmph boat restrictions for the the lake, larger power boats and water skiing is allowed in designated areas. Boaters will find an easy to use boat launch however it can be shallow for larger boats.
Steele Lake has an approximate total surface area of 6.6kms with an average depth of 3.2ms, maximum depth of 6.1ms. During the summer months the lake turns green with algae that looks exactly like green paint. There are several good hiking and mountain biking trails located in the area that are well worth the effort. Cross Lake Provincial Park also attracts a large variety of birdlife and there is a bird viewing platform for birders.