Rock Creek (Clear Creek)

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Rock Creek
Stream, River
Country United States
State Wyoming
Cities Saddlestring, Buffalo
Source Rock Creek Roadless Area
 - location Bighorn Mountains, Johnson County, Wyoming
Mouth Clear Creek
 - elevation 4,490 ft (1,369 m)
Length 65 mi (105 km)
 - average 80 cu ft/s (2.3 m3/s)
 - max 469 cu ft/s (13.3 m3/s)
 - min 9.8 cu ft/s (0.3 m3/s)

Rock Creek is a freestone stream in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is a tributary of Clear Creek, within the Powder River watershed. Its source is located in the Rock Creek Roadless Area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Rock Creek drains approx. 60 miles (97 km) before discharging into Clear Creek, just east of the city of Buffalo and Interstate 90.

The United States Forest Service recommended the Rock Creek area for wilderness designation in its 2005 Revised Land and Resource Management Plan. When Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis was asked about her position regarding the recommendation for designating the Rock Creek Roadless Area as wilderness, she stated she would support the decisions of the local Johnson County Commissioners. On March 16, 2010, Albert L. "Smokey" Wildeman moved to adopt Resolution #399 opposing the proposal for “Wilderness Designation” in the Rock Creek area. Delbert Eitel seconded, and the motion was carried.[1]

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Coordinates: 44°21′45″N 106°39′38″W / 44.36250°N 106.66056°W / 44.36250; -106.66056