Lots of great bubbles if you're willing to walk further
We're starting to see more ice on the lake but it's still early season conditions. Use extra caution when exploring areas that have only recently frozen.
Based on ice conditions checks between December 18 and 23, 2020
Not a lot has changed since our last update. The area north of Preacher's Point still has great bubbles and good ice over 22 cm thick, but the access is a little more challenging.
The river channel should still be avoided with variable ice conditions throughout the channel and near the point (as mentioned in the post below from the Government of Alberta).
The ice near the main access at Preacher's Point is sitting on the ground now and starting to be cloudier.
We've seen some ice start to form on the lake between the dam and Allstones as well as in the Cline Landing area. The recent winds have broken up the ice in those areas but with more seasonal temperatures in the forecast we expect the lake to freeze soon.
We share this information to help visitors to the area plan their trip. This represents the conditions we have observed at a specific point in time. Ice safety depends on many more factors than just ice conditions and anybody going on the ice should have the knowledge and experience required to assess the risks, or should consider going with a guide.
Head Out With A Guide
Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Nordegg Adventures offers guided tours on Abraham Lake from November to April. Snowshoes, ice cleats and kicksleds are also available to rent in Nordegg.