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Bluerock Creek
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The deep gorge of Bluerock Creek
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Physical characteristics
Main source Rocky Mountains
River mouth Sheep River
Length 11.4 km (7.1 mi)

Bluerock Creek is a creek located in southern Alberta, Canada. It is a tributary of the Sheep River, which itself is a tributary of the Highwood River. The creek runs for 11.4 km from its source in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to its confluence with the Sheep River.

History

Bluerock Creek's steep canyon walls were created by glacial forces during the last ice age. Logging in and around the Sheep River began in the early 1900s, around the same time nearby Turner Valley was settled. After several decades of sporadic and rather unprofitable logging, the last of these sawmills closed in 1955.

Recreation

Bluerock Campground is located nearby. With 66 sites, the campground is also the trailhead of the Bluerock Creek Trail, which straddles the creek's left side.

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