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Sheep Creek
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Sheep Creek
Country United States
State Idaho, Nevada
Counties Owyhee County, Idaho, Elko County, Nevada
Physical characteristics
Main source east of Owyhee, Nevada, Elko County, Nevada
6,126 ft (1,867 m)
River mouth Bruneau River
Bruneau – Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness, Owyhee County, Idaho
3,415 ft (1,041 m)
Length 63 mi (101 km)
Type: Wild
Designated: March 30, 2009

Sheep Creek is a 63-mile (101 km) long tributary of the Bruneau River. Beginning at an elevation of 6,126 feet (1,867 m) east of Owyhee in northern Elko County, Nevada, it flows generally north into Owyhee County, Idaho and the Owyhee Desert, where it is roughly paralleled by Idaho State Highway 51. It then flows to its mouth in the Bruneau – Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness, at an elevation of 3,415 feet (1,041 m). In 2009, 25.6 miles (41.2 km) of the creek were designated as wild by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act, which also created the Bruneau – Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness.

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