Beautiful Lake Isle is located in the counties of Parkland and Lac Ste. Anne. It is situated about 80 km west of the city of Edmonton, immediately north of Highway 16. The hamlet of Gainford is located on the southwestern shore. The lake is sprinkled with many summer villages that all offer recreational living, areas like Southview, Silver Sands, Frys Beach, Hofmann Beach, Horne Beach just to name a few. Real estate prices range from $35,000 for a lot to $900,000 for a lakefront mansion.
Scenic Lake Isle refers to the presence of several islands. Lake Isle is a proven recreational area. Lake Isle real estate is generally within the range of the most cost effective priced real estate in Lake country.
Access to the lake is available at numerous municipal reserves that provide boat launches, parks, access points or walkways. Park day-use area, operated by the County of Parkland, provides picnic tables and a gravel boat launch. As well, there are two public campgrounds Gainford Campground, operated by Alberta Transportation and Utilities, is located on Highway 16, about 1 km west of Gainford; it has eight campsites, a picnic shelter, picnic tables and a water pump. The Kokomoko Recreation Area, which is owned by the County of Parkland, is located on the southern shore. Its facilities include 10 campsites, picnic tables and a gravel boat launch. There are also a number of church operated and commercially operated recreational facilities that have campgrounds and trailer parks with boat launching, swimming and picnicking facilities.
Swimming, boating and fishing are favoured recreational activities at Lake Isle. In posted areas of the lake boats may be prohibited or subject to a maximum speed of 12 km/hour.
A small proportion of the land adjacent to Lake Isle, and all of the islands in the lake, are Crown land Most of it is maintained in its natural state except for the portion containing Camp He-Ho-Ha. Two quarter sections south of Camp He-Ho-Ha were established as a Natural Area for recreation in 1971 and some trails have been developed there.
Lake Isle commonly has blooms of blue-green algae during summer, and aquatic vegetation grows extensively throughout much of the lake. All tributary streams to, and the outlet from, the lake are closed to fishing for a period in spring. The actual closing and opening dates may vary from year to year. For much of the year and generally just a few feet from shore you will find some of the best Lake Skiing available anywhere.
Personal Note: Some of the vegatation and growth in many of the Lake Isle subdivisions are the most scenic areas you can find and all have wonderful boat and shore access. For more information call Wayne William Heine at 780-991-5107.
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