Barbours Creek Wilderness Area

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Address
SR 617
New Castle, VA 24127
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Craig
Phone: (540) 552-4641
Website www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/recreation/wilderness/barbours_creek.shtml

The Barbours Creek Wilderness area covers the southeastern slope of Potts Mountain in northern Craig County. You'll have a chance to find solitude here in a hardwood forest interspersed with yellow pine. Some hemlock and white pine grow in the drainages, including the major cross-Wilderness waterway, Lipes Branch, in which you may catch native brook trout. Barbours Creek itself is a popular trout-fishing spot. Much of the year the area is colored with flowering vegetation. Primitive camping is available at the Pines Campground where 17 large primitive sites under a forested canopy are available. From New Castle drive north on SR 615 for 2.5 miles. Turn left on SR 609 and continue for 2 miles. Turn left on SR 611 and go 3.4 miles. Go right on SR 617 and go 5.5 miles to the Lipes Trailhead or continue to the Pines Campground.




Last Updated: 7/22/2013 9:30 AM
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