Wilderness Areas


In the early 1800's, settlers arrived in this wilder­ness area to make it their home. Today when you are hiking through, you may find the remains of isolated farmsteads where the old homes, stone fences, multifloral rose, antiquated farm equipment and cemeteries record past inhabitants. On January 3, 1975, 10,950 acres of this rugged Buffalo River area became a part of the National Wilderness preservation system and named, by an Act of Congress, the Upper Buffalo Wilderness.

Two other wilderness areas in the county, Hurricane Creek Wilderness and Richland Creek Wilderness, also offer varied wildlife, rugged terrain, rock bluffs, mountain streams, waterfalls and spectacular beauty. Wilderness, as described in the Wilderness Act is "an area where the earth and its community of life are untrampeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."


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