Living Lakeside on Spring Lake

Ah, summer! What an amazing time of year. The days are longer, the sun is brighter and everyone has a little extra pep in their step. Living at Spring Lake Ranch means you can have access to a very active and healthy lifestyle, right out your front door.

Living Lakeside

Lakeside living at SLR in the summertime means that you can fish and bird watch in the morning, swim in the afternoon and paddle board in the evening. Having this gorgeous lake at your doorstep makes living at Spring Lake Ranch feel like a vacation every day.

Aerial Photo of Spring Lake and Spring Lake Ranch looking Southwest
Aerial Photo of Spring Lake and Spring Lake Ranch looking Southwest

Spring Lake Ranch Features

Spring Lake is just 25 minutes West of Edmonton and is a natural, spring-fed lake. With no farms directly on the lake, there are minimum pollutants running into the fresh, clean water which also decreases the likelihood of a tragic algae bloom from happening. There is no direct public access to Spring Lake, making it feel very private.

Aerial View from a Drone of Spring Lake looking north to Spring Lake Ranch
Aerial View from a Drone of Spring Lake looking north to Spring Lake Ranch

Nature found at Spring Lake

Spring Lake is a very quiet and serene lake, due to limited boat traffic and a speed limit of 12mph, making it a haven for wildlife. The most prolific are the birds! There are four pairs of Loons that return each year to nest and have their young. You will see Pelicans, Eagles and Ospreys soaring overhead, hear the Red Wing Blackbirds making their calls and spot Mallards and other ducks in the reeds.

Coyote Island as photographed from the north on Spring Lake
Osprey Island as photographed from the north on Spring Lake
Two Pelicans flying in Pelican Bay on Spring Lake, Alberta
Two Pelicans flying in Pelican Bay on Spring Lake, Alberta

Recreation on Spring Lake

Being out on the water has a very soothing effect on the mind, body and soul. If you are an avid fishing enthusiast, Spring Lake is a catch and release lake that is stocked each year with Rainbow Trout. In the winter, the lake is aerated to decrease the winter kill, making your catch extra satisfying in size. For those of you that like to launch, paddle and steer, you can enjoy the calm and quiet water by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Motorboats are allowed but are restricted to a 12 mile per hour speed limit.

Three people canoeing towards Osprey Island on Spring Lake in Alberta
Three people canoeing towards Osprey Island on Spring Lake in Alberta

Last, but definitely not least, nothing says summer like a big splash in the lake- cannonball style! On a hot summer day, after a nice little paddle, enjoy a dip in Spring Lake or if you want to take it up a notch, swim some lengths!

Girl jumping off a paddleboard into Spring Lake, Alberta
Girl jumping off a paddleboard into Spring Lake, Alberta

Storm Watching Season at Spring Lake

Another favourite pastime of residents at Spring Lake Ranch is watching the summer thunderstorms pass through the lakeside community. With long view vistas, you can see the storm coming from miles away. Once it arrives, you can watch the electrifying lightning from the safety of your covered deck and listen to the loud, booming thunder. If you are lucky, the storm will either begin or end with a spectacular rainbow (a double one if you’re extra lucky!)

Double Rainbow over Municipal Reserve Land at Spring Lake Ranch
Double Rainbow over Municipal Reserve Land at Spring Lake Ranch

Sun Worshipers

Some of us love to watch the sunrise early in the morning while others prefer to catch the evening glow of a sunset, or perhaps you love both. With Spring Lake as the backdrop, the colours and unobstructed views offer spectacular skies all year round.

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