The Wilderness Areas

A Wilderness Area in the United States is an area of federal land set aside by an act of Congress. Human activities in wilderness areas are restricted to scientific study and non-mechanized recreation; horses are permitted but motorized vehicles and equipment are not.

 

Here’s a list of all Wilderness Areas in Oregon:

Wilderness Area Designated Size (acres)
Badger Creek Wilderness 1984 29,057
Black Canyon Wilderness 1984 12,983
Boulder Creek Wilderness 1984 19,886
Bridge Creek Wilderness 1984 5,357
Bull of the Woods Wilderness 1984 36,731
Clackamas Wilderness 2009 9,181
Copper Salmon Wilderness 2009 13,757
Cummins Creek Wilderness 1984 9,443
Diamond Peak Wilderness 1964 52,611
Drift Creek Wilderness 1984 5,897
Eagle Cap Wilderness 1964 359,991
Gearhart Mountain Wilderness 1964 22,684
Grassy Knob Wilderness 1984 17,159
Hells Canyon Wilderness 1975 134,208*
Kalmiopsis Wilderness 1964 180,095
Lower White River Wilderness 2009 2,806
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness 1984 65,822
Menagerie Wilderness 1984 5,084
Middle Santiam Wilderness 1984 8,900
Mill Creek Wilderness 1984 17,323
Monument Rock Wilderness 1984 20,079
Mount Hood Wilderness 1964 63,177
Mount Jefferson Wilderness 1968 104,523
Mount Thielsen Wilderness 1984 54,914
Mount Washington Wilderness 1964 54,278
Mountain Lakes Wilderness 1964 23,071
North Fork John Day Wilderness 1984 120,560
North Fork Umatilla Wilderness 1984 20,299
Opal Creek Wilderness 1996 20,454
Oregon Badlands Wilderness 2009 29,537
Oregon Islands Wilderness 1970 372
Red Buttes Wilderness 1984 3,430*
Roaring River Wilderness 2009 36,768
Rock Creek Wilderness 1984 7,648
Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness 1984 35,701
Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness 1984 62,455
Sky Lakes Wilderness 1984 113,849
Soda Mountain Wilderness 2009 24,112
Spring Basin Wilderness 2009 6,382
Steens Mountain Wilderness 2000 170,201
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness 1964 69,568
Table Rock Wilderness 1984 5,500
Three Arch Rocks Wilderness 1970 15
Three Sisters Wilderness 1964 281,190
Waldo Lake Wilderness 1984 36,572
Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness 1978 66,375*
Wild Rogue Wilderness 1978 37,371
*Size in Oregon, more acreage in neighboring state.