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Gregoire Lake Provincial Park

If you are looking for a place to go to the beach or camping with the convenience of being close to the city to go boating, barbecuing and play beach volleyball look no further than Gregoire Lake!

Gregoire Lake also known as Willow Lake is a lake in Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Athabasca River Basin.  It is located in the wetlands of northern Alberta, adjacent to Highway 881, between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche. It was known as Willow Lake Until 1940 when the name was changed to Gregoire Lake. In May of 1995 the name was changed back to Willow Lake by the Alberta Government.

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