Beaver Creek Wilderness

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Beaver Creek Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Beaver Creek Wilderness
Map showing the location of Beaver Creek Wilderness
Location McCreary County, Kentucky, United States
Nearest city Burnside, Kentucky
Coordinates 36°56′44″N 084°26′35″W / 36.94556°N 84.44306°W / 36.94556; -84.44306Coordinates: 36°56′44″N 084°26′35″W / 36.94556°N 84.44306°W / 36.94556; -84.44306
Area 4,791 acres (19 km2)
Established 1975
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Beaver Creek Wilderness is a 4,791-acre (19 km2) wilderness area located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was designated wilderness in 1975 and is managed by the Stearns Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.[1] Located beneath the clifflines of the Beaver Creek Drainage, Beaver Creek Wilderness is almost entirely enclosed by sandstone cliffs. Below these high walls are natural arches and rock shelters used by Native Americans and early settlers.[2]

Wildlife[edit]

Many species of wildlife can be found in Beaver Creek Wilderness, including wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, red and gray foxes, rabbits, muskrats, mink, raccoons, and its namesake beavers. Eastern black bear populations also flourish within the wilderness and surrounding forest.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaver Creek Wilderness - USFS, Daniel Boone National Forest
  2. ^ a b Beaver Creek Wilderness - Wilderness.net

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