Welcome to Crawling Valley Reservoir

Construction of Crawling Valley Reservoir began in 1983, although the location had been identified in 1926 as a potential reservoir site. The lake is 18 kilometers (11 miles) long, 1.6 kilometers ( 1 mile) wide, a maximum depth of 16 meters (52 feet) and has a live storage capacity of 92,000 acre feet. The location is already well known to Southern Alberta fishermen with catches of large Pike and Rainbow Trout to 9 kilograms (20 pounds). There is a campground at the Reservoir for your camping, boating and fishing enjoyment.

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The reservoir is located 8 km (5 mi) north and 6 km (4 mi) east of the Town of Bassano and can easily be reached from the Trans Canada Highway.

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Along with its agricultural importance, the reservoir offers a multitude of recreational benefits. Camping, boating, fishing and hunting are some of the activities that take place on or around the lake. Crawling Valley is well known for its excellent fishing.

The reservoir was originally stocked with 700,000 trout to provide a sports fishery, until species such as northern pike became naturally established. As the pike population increased, the trout population decreased. A total of 600,000 walleye fry were stocked in the lake between 1990 and 1993, to supplement the pike population.

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