Lower White River Wilderness

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Lower White River Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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A rocky slope in the wilderness
Map showing the location of Lower White River Wilderness
Map showing the location of Lower White River Wilderness
Location Wasco County, Oregon
Nearest city Hood River
Coordinates 45°08′36″N 121°27′04″W / 45.1432838052°N 121.450980875°W / 45.1432838052; -121.450980875Coordinates: 45°08′36″N 121°27′04″W / 45.1432838052°N 121.450980875°W / 45.1432838052; -121.450980875[1]
Area 2,806 acres (1,136 ha)
Established 2009
Governing body U.S. Forest Service and
Bureau of Land Management

Lower White River Wilderness is a protected wilderness in the US State of Oregon on the southern part of Mount Hood. In 2009, Congress designated the area a National Wilderness preserve.[2]

The White River rises from White River Glacier in White River Canyon. While some additions to the Mount Hood Wilderness protect the upper parts of the river, the Lower River Stretch is protected by the Lower White River Wilderness. Managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, Keeps Mill Campground maintains primitive trails, camping areas, and staging areas.

Available activities[edit]

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Backpacking
  • Wildlife Viewing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lower White River Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Lower White River Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 

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