Kimberling Creek Wilderness

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Exit 52 of I-77 and travel South
or Exit 47 of I-77 and travel Rt 717 to US-52 and go North
Wytheville, VA 24382
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Wythe
Phone: (276) 228-5551
Big Walker Lookout: (276) 228-4401

Kimberling Creek Wilderness contains 5,542 acres. Elevations range from 2,282 feet at its lowest point on Kimberling Creek to 3,200 feet on Hogback Mountain. Vegetation is comprised of mixed hardwoods with white pine and yellow pine scattered throughout. The understory consists mostly of dogwood, sourwood, red maple, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Wildlife is found throughout the area and consists mostly of deer, turkey and grouse along with nongame species. There are no native trout streams in the area. Little evidence exists of man's past use except for a few old, abandoned roads. This lack of evidence of man's activity is a major attribute of the area. Use of the area is light.

Last Updated: 5/9/2006 10:38 AM
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