Wood Buffalo National Park

AREA CLOSURE(S) – Salt River Day-Use Area, Salt Plains Day-Use Area, Pine Lake Campground, Kettle Point Group Campsite and ALL recreational trails in Wood Buffalo National Park

Issued: September 22, 2023


Pursuant to Section 36(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, all travel and access to the following area within Wood Buffalo National Park is restricted or prohibited by order of the Superintendent.


  • Salt River Day-Use Area
  • Pine Lake Campground
  • Salt Plains Day-Use Area
  • Kettle Point Group Campsite
  • ALL trail systems in Wood Buffalo National Park


To ensure public safety. Hazards include safety concerns and inaccessibility related to recent wildfires. There is also active wildfire and active fire operations in the areas.


It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to enter a closed area in the manner described above. Violators may be charged.

Signed, Rhona Kindopp,
A/Site Superintendent,
Wood Buffalo National Park


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