Dickson Dam Site 7 - June 3 2021
Dickson Dam Site 7 - #137 in Alberta Discovery Guide and 46.5 km from Red Deer. Head south of QEII and turn heading west at Highway 587 (Bowden). Turn on Range Road 32 and follow to the end and park along the ditch. There is a view of the Gleniffor Reservoir if you continue west and then north on Range Road 32A and go east on Township 352 and turn onto a little side road to north maybe 1 km down. The Reservoir is quite low but neat to see!
This area is stunning. Full of mature aspen, balsam popular and white spruce. There are trails that wander throughout the property either than lead to old oil leases or game trails. The forb layer is becoming very prominent with Canadian bunchberry flowering (stay tuned for their very red berries!). There are a few patches of grassland interspersed through the area with a few scattered bird boxes on posts.
Wildlife in the area include white-tailed deer, coyotes, porcupine, red squirrels, moose, the occasional black bear and a variety of forest birds.
Be aware of wildlife in the area bring bear spray, travel in groups/pairs, and bring mosquito spray!
Have fun and be safe!