Chuck River Wilderness

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Chuck River Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Chuck River Wilderness
Map showing the location of Chuck River Wilderness
LocationHoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, USA
Nearest cityHobart Bay, Alaska
Coordinates57°28′00″N 133°11′00″W / 57.46667°N 133.18333°W / 57.46667; -133.18333Coordinates: 57°28′00″N 133°11′00″W / 57.46667°N 133.18333°W / 57.46667; -133.18333
Area74,298 acres (30,067 ha)
Established1990
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

Chuck River Wilderness is a 74,298-acre (30,067 ha) wilderness area located within the Tongass National Forest in the U.S. state of Alaska. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1990.[1]

Located at the head of Windham Bay, Chuck River Wilderness is adjacent to the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness. The Chuck River flows northward from its headwaters near Port Houghton through dense forest with thick vegetation before emptying into Windham Bay where the historic Chuck Mining Camp operated until the 1920s. There is private land in the lower river and in portions of the bay where there was once a small settlement.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chuck River Wilderness - USDA Forest Service" (PDF). www.fs.usda.gov.
  2. ^ Chuck River Wilderness "Wilderness.net" Check |url= value (help). Wilderness.net.

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