Buck Lake Creek Natural Area lies east of the Blue Rapids PRA near Drayton Valley and includes a creek with a steep, terraced embankment.
Map of the Area
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Buck Lake Creek NA surrounds a creek and steep terraced embankment. The area supports a variety of habitats, but the vegetation is mainly black spruce/Labrador tea peatland. The upland supports stands of mature aspen with balsam poplar and white spruce. There are also lodgepole pine-white spruce stands, areas of regenerating young aspen and wolf willow shrublands.
|Site Name||Buck Lake Creek|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Central Mixedwood; Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||454/71|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||290|
|Site # (Parks Website)||527|
|Total Area||129.50 ha. (319.97 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||cross-country skiing, hiking – front country|
|Operated By||Parks Division|
|Notes and Comments|
The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is: Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Buck Lake Creek Natural Area | Alberta Parks (accessed 2022-02-16).