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|Classification||Wildland Provincial Park|
|Legislation||Provincial Parks Act|
|Park Size||9,495.04 Acres / 3,842.55 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Whitemud Falls WPP Wildland Provincial Park|
|Administration / Information||780-743-7437|
|Regional Office||Northeast Regional Office|
|District Office||Fort McMurray|
|Natural Region||Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood|
|Natural Region Description|
This park surrounds Whitemud Falls Ecological Reserve. The two sites occupy a stretch of the steep-sided and deeply-incised Clearwater River valley, where the river has eroded into the underlying Devonian limestone and dolomites. Erosion has created a variety of karst features such as stacks (or "flowerpots"), gullies, fissures and caves. Cold mineral springs with high salt content supply water to wetlands east of falls. More than 20 rare and uncommon plant species have been recorded within the karst habitats of the area. The Clearwater River from the Alberta-Saskatchewan border to Fort McMurray was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 2004.
|Land Use Framework Region||Lower Athabasca|