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: 8/15/2008 9:01 PM