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Waterton Lakes National Parks areas reopened

Parks Canada last week reopened areas in Waterton Lakes National Park.
“We continue to work as quickly as possible to re-open areas and facilities given the exceptional circumstances resulting from the Kenow wildfire,” said John Stoesser, communications officer for the Waterton Lakes field unit of Parks Canada.
Facilities reopened last week include:
• Red Rock Parkway to Bellevue Trailhead (open to non-motorized use only.
• Chief Mountain Highway will be plowed to just past Chief Mountain Overlook.
• Bellevue Trail.
• Pass Creek day use area (winter maintained with winter camping available.
• Maskinonge day use area (winter maintained).
• Linnet Lake Loop Trail.

Visitor safety and fire management experts continue to assess infrastructure, front country and backcountry areas impacted by wildfire activity.
Ongoing closures include:
• Red Rock Parkway from the Bellevue Trailhead to Red Rock Canyon day use area, until further notice.
• Akamina Parkway, until further notice.
• Crandell Mountain Campground, through the 2018 operating season.
• All on- and off-trail travel in the western portion of Waterton Lakes National Park is restricted due to hazards caused by wildfire activity.
The Waterton Lakes National Park Web site contains the most up-to-date information on what is open and closed. Visit

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