The United States Congress designated the Little Wilson Creek Wilderness (map
) in 1984 and it now has a total of 5,461 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Virginia
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Adjoining Grayson Highlands State Park, Little Wilson Creek Wilderness is within the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Elevations range from 3,220 feet near the southern border to 4,857 near the northern boundary. The vegetation is primarily upland hardwoods with sugar maple, beech, yellow birch, and some stands of red spruce and Fraser fir. Deer and bear, grouse and quail, and numerous small mammals and birds are found here. Both Big Wilson and Little Wilson Creeks contain native trout. The wilderness includes 15 miles of maintained trails, including about 1.3 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T., FT #1). Trail information is available on National Geographic-Trails Illustrated Maps # 786 (Mount Rogers), and #318 (Mount Rogers High Country. Little Wilson Creek Wilderness is located in Grayson County in southwest Virginia. It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area of the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests.