The United States Congress designated the Kimberling Creek Wilderness (map
) in 1984 and it now has a total of 5,928 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Virginia
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Kimberling Creek Wilderness is a remote headwaters area containing no maintained trails. Kimberling Creek, fed by Kimberling Springs by way of Sulphur Spring Fork, touches the southernmost portion of the area. The wilderness lies at its lowest elevation on the creek at 2,282 feet and rises to 3,200 feet in the northern portion on Hogback Mountain. Most of the terrain is steep and dissected. There are no system trails within this wilderness. The area contains mixed hardwoods with white and yellow pine scattered throughout, and an understory of dogwood, sourwood, red maple, mountain laurel, and rhododendron. Kimberling Creek Wilderness is located in Bland County in southwest Virginia. It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Eastern Divide Ranger District of the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests.