Open Creek Natural Area

A quarter-section (64 ha) in size, the site is predominantly tamarack-black spruce patterned muskeg, with some upland poplar and pine forest. Open Creek runs across its northern portion.

Open Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Open Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)

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

The vegetation of this site consists mainly of tamarack-black spruce patterned muskeg with some upland poplar and pine forest. It lies in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Subregion. (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

The site is a few km north of Welch Creek Natural Area making this a potential ‘two-sites-in-one’ day trip from Red Deer. The Rimbey Fish & Game Association runs a nearby campground, Open Creek Campground.

Site Statistics

Site NameOpen Creek
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)279
Site # (Parks Website)458
Total Area64.75 ha. (160.00 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Open Creek


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 – Open Creek Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).

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