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Grassy Knob Wilderness

Grassy Knob Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Location Curry County, Oregon, USA
Nearest city Port Orford, Oregon
Coordinates
Area 17,200 acres (6,961 ha)
Established 1984
Governing body United States Forest Service

Grassy Knob Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon, within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. It was designated wilderness by the United States Congress in 1984 and now comprises a total of 17,200 acres (6,961 ha).[1] Like most wilderness areas in Oregon, Grassy Knob is managed by the Forest Service.

Contents

  • Topography 1
  • Vegetation 2
  • Fish 3
  • Recreation 4
  • References 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7

Topography

Elevations in Grassy Knob Wilderness range from near sea level to 2,342 feet (714 m) at the summit of Grassy Knob. Many small streams tumble for short distances over waterfalls and through ravines in the Wilderness. The primary drainage is Dry Creek, a tributary of the Sixes River, and marks the northern boundary of the Wilderness, while the Elk River marks the southern border.[1][2] The Elk has Wild and Scenic designation.[3]

Vegetation

Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

Grassy Knob Wilderness is home to the Port Orford cedar, including some stands of old growth with some trunks exceeding six feet in diameter. Old growth Douglas fir exists in the Wilderness as well.[1][4]

Fish

Both the Elk and Sixes Rivers are major steelhead and salmon streams. Some claim that the Elk River is the most productive salmon stream of its size outside of Alaska. Wild native cutthroat trout can also be found here.[1][2]

Recreation

Popular recreational activities in the Grassy Knob Wilderness include fishing, wildlife watching and hiking, though there are very few established trails. The Wilderness also offers extraordinary opportunities for solitude.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Grassy Knob Wilderness - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  2. ^ a b Grassy Knob Wilderness Area Trails - Trails.com
  3. ^ Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest - Wild and Scenic Elk River
  4. ^ Grassy Knob Wilderness, Oregon - GORP

See also

External links

  • Grassy Knob Wilderness - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  • Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest - Wild and Scenic Elk River
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