Raven Cliffs Wilderness

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Raven Cliffs Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Raven Cliffs Wilderness in the fall
Map showing the location of Raven Cliffs Wilderness
Map showing the location of Raven Cliffs Wilderness
Location Lumpkin, Union, and White counties, Georgia, USA
Nearest city Cleveland, GA
Coordinates 34°42′50″N 83°50′10″W / 34.713889°N 83.836111°W / 34.713889; -83.836111Coordinates: 34°42′50″N 83°50′10″W / 34.713889°N 83.836111°W / 34.713889; -83.836111
Area 9,115 acres (3,689 ha)
Established 1986 (1986)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Raven Cliffs Wilderness was designated in 1986 and currently consists of 9,115 acres (36.89 km2). The Wilderness is located within the borders of the Chattahoochee National Forest in White, Lumpkin, and Union Counties, Georgia. The Wilderness is managed by the United States Forest Service and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.[1]

Elevations in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness range from about 1,800 feet (550 m) on Boggs Creek to 3,846 feet (1,172 m) on Levelland Mountain. Logged in the early to mid-1900s, the forest has recovered with dense hardwoods and scattered pines, most of which have now celebrated their 60th birthday. Approximately 41 miles (66 km) of trout streams, including Boggs Creek, attract many anglers and there is also abundant wildlife. The Raven Cliff Falls and Raven Cliffs Scenic Area are also big attractions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raven Cliffs Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 17 June 2012.