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.
Map of the Area
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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 Name||Open Creek|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||454/71|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||279|
|Site # (Parks Website)||458|
|Total Area||64.75 ha. (160.00 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||none noted|
|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 – Open Creek Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).