Visitors to Pipestone Creek Campground & Park are invited to explore approximately seven kilometres of new natural woodland trails added this summer.

The single-track trail system winds through the Wapiti River valley and is ideal for hiking and mountain biking during the summer months, and snowshoeing during the winter.

"We are excited to welcome overnight campers and park visitors to explore the natural beauty of Pipestone Creek,” says County Parks and Recreation Manager Christine Rawlins. “The variety of clearly-signed natural woodland trails are accessible to different skill levels and provide another low-cost opportunity for families to head outdoors and explore the County.”

The level of difficulty of each trail is displayed on signs located at each trailhead. Interpretive signs will be posted along the trails later this summer to identify local plants and animals. A printable map of the trail network is available on the County website as well as at the information kiosk at Pipestone Creek Campground.

Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails within the park.

This project was jointly supported by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and the County of Grande Prairie through an AEP Recreation Partnership Agreement to increase and enhance recreational opportunities on Public Land.

For more information about the new natural trail network and the nearly 30 kilometres of paved multi-purpose trails in the County, visit www.countygp.ab.ca/trails

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Media Contact:

Christine Rawlins
Parks & Recreation Manager
780-532-9727