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Salt Creek Wilderness

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Area Management

The Salt Creek 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 Salt Creek Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

Strictly prohibited in the Wilderness are any kind of mechanical transport including bicycles, ATV's etc. No fees or permits are required of wilderness users. Dogs must be kept on a leash except hunting dogs during open hunting seasons, and these must be under close control of their handlers and not allowed to run loose. Periodically the Wilderness is included in a prescribed burn. Prior to burning operations, notices will be posted at access points to inform potential visitors about the burn plans and appropriate precautions. Exploring is limited to daylight hours as camping is not allowed. Campfires are also not permitted.




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