Vertical air photograph: MB92010-36
Flight height: ; lens focal length: 152.031 mm
Scale: 1:40,000 (approx.)
Date: May 6, 1992
Location: Township 8; Range 19WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon
1:50,000 62G/11 Glenboro
Shown here are the Bald Head Hills 1, an area of shifting sand dunes 2 (the Spirit Sands) which are migrating slowly to the east-southeast under the influence of the prevailing northwest winds. Bare dunes with steep south-southeast facing slip slopes are very light-toned 3. Behind each dune face is a dark-toned area covered by grasses and trees 4. Southwest of the Bald Head Hills is another dune area, more of which is vegetated.
The Assiniboine River 5 meanders from southwest to northeast leaving behind two prominent abandoned meanders,
Land ownership boundaries are complicated in this area. Most of the land in the northeast is within the provincial park, apart from an area of privately owned land (cropped 9) in the extreme northeast. Most of the western half lies within Canadian Forces Base Shilo with some private land in the area of Thornborough Flats 10; a farm can be seen in the meander neck 11.
Much of the summer activity is concentrated in the area of
The park also caters to winter activities with many miles of cross-country ski trails mainly off the photo to the north and snowmobile trails mainly to the east.