Horseshoe Creek Natural Area

Just west of Highway 22 and 60 km southwest of Pigeon Lake, this Natural Area protects a portion of Horseshoe Creek. It is located about 5 km from the confluence with Wolf Creek in Central Alberta. Wolf Creek flows into the North Saskatchewan River near Drayton Valley.

Topographical map of Horseshoe Creek Natural Area. Confluence with Wolf Creek is in the upper left of the map. Red arrows indicate direction of water flow. Image courtesy of

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

Horseshoe Creek Natural Area is a gently rolling upland with diverse wetlands, including numerous beaver ponds, jack pine-white spruce stands, aspen-jack pine mixedwoods, large mature aspen and mature white spruce. Along Horseshoe Creek are sedge meadows, willow shrublands, tamarack-black spruce/dwarf birch wetlands and beaver ponds (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Site Statistics

Site NameHorseshoe Creek
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Lower Foothills
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)300
Site # (Parks Website)446
Total Area326.22 ha. (806.10 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Horseshoe Creek Natural Area
Horseshoe Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Horseshoe Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)


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 Information & Facilities – Horseshoe Creek Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2023-01-08).

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