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Grosbeak Lake - Wood Buffalo National Park

Grosbeak Lake - Wood Buffalo National Park

Grosbeak Lake is part of Wood Buffalo National Park’s extensive band of salt plains which cover an area of 370 square kilometres. Unique in Canada, they are formed by water that percolates through underground salt deposits left by an ancient sea around 390 million years ago. At the location of the Salt Plains, impermeable bedrock has forced the saline water to the surface. As the water evaporates, salt deposits are left behind. Access from Salt River Trail, South Loop.