The North McCullough Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness"
as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964
. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques
when visiting the North McCullough Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. Wheelchairs are allowed.
The following wilderness regulations are in effect for this area:
• No camping is allowed within 300 feet of water sources or fenced enclosures. • Petroglyph Management Area is open for day use only. • Disposing of debris and garbage is prohibited. • Maximum group size: 12 members. • Maximum length of stay: 14 days. • Campfires are allowed in most of the North McCullough Wilderness except during regional fire restrictions, with use of a fire pan and/or fire blanket. Fires are not allowed in the Petroglyph Management Area. Visitors are encouraged to only use camp stoves. • Wood for campfires must be packed in, and unused wood must be packed out. • Collection of natural resources is not allowed. This includes plants, rocks, fossils and wildlife (except those hunted with a valid license or tag). • Geo-caching is not allowed. • Dogs are prohibited. • Riding/pack stock may not graze, and must be fed certified weed free feed. • The watering of riding/pack stock is prohibited at wildlife water developments.