Dog Creek South WSA
Dog Creek South WSA photo courtesy of James Sippel

Dog Creek South WSA


The Dog Creek South WSA contains extremely deep drainages separated by narrow ridges.  The terrain formed during the Pleistocene Period when the ice sheet covering the region melted.  The Missouri River cut deeply into the soft shales and sandstone, forming numerous steep hills and deep coulees creating a striking vertical and heavily eroded topography.  Most slopes are composed of clay and soil layers, with shortgrass prairie communities present on the ridges.  Vegetation includes greasewood, big sage, juniper, and native legumes. Isolated areas of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir grow primarily on the north-and west-facing slopes of the steeper drainages.  


The WSA is located east of Judith Landing and can be accessed from the Missouri River by boat.