The South 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 South 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. • Disposing of debris and garbage is prohibited. • Recommended group size: 12 members. • Maximum length of stay: 14 days. • Campfires are allowed in South McCullough Wilderness, except during regional fire restrictions, with use of a fire pan and/or fire blanket. Visitors are encouraged to only use camp stoves. • Collection of natural resources, including wildlife (with the exception of hunting with a valid hunting license or tag), plants, rocks, or fossils in wilderness is allowed only where consistent with current regulations. • Cross country use of recreational riding or pack stock is not permitted except for members of a hunting party in possession of a valid state hunting license and tag, in pursuit of big game and during hunting season. • Grazing of pack stock animals is not permitted. Feeding is limited to packed in, certified, weed-free feed; pellets are strongly recommended.