Bear Creek National Scenic Area

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Bear Creek National Scenic Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Bear Creek National Scenic Area
Map showing the location of Bear Creek National Scenic Area
Location Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Nearest city Marion, Virginia
Coordinates 36°54′N 81°24′W / 36.9°N 81.4°W / 36.9; -81.4Coordinates: 36°54′N 81°24′W / 36.9°N 81.4°W / 36.9; -81.4
Area 5,503 acres (22.27 km2)
Established 2009
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Bear Creek National Scenic Area is a federally designated National Scenic Area in Smyth County, Virginia, USA. The 5,503-acre (2,227 ha) scenic area is administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of Jefferson National Forest. Mountains and ridges within the scenic area include Walker Mountain to the north and Brushy Mountain to the south, with the headwaters of Bear Creek in the valley between the ridges. Four miles of the Appalachian Trail run through the scenic area.[1]

The National Scenic Area was established by Public Law 111-11, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bear Creek National Scenic Area". Virginia Wilderness Committee. 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Public Law 111-11 - Mar. 30, 2009". Government Printing Office. 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2012.