Daniel Boone National Forest

Beaver Creek Wilderness

The 4,791-acre Beaver Creek Wilderness is situated below the cliff lines of the Beaver Creek drainage within the Daniel Boone National Forest in the Somerset Ranger District. Vertical sandstone cliff, rockhouses (cliff overhangs used as shelter by primitive peoples), rippling streams, waterfalls, mature eastern hardwood trees, a variety of game and nongame animals, and many varieties of flowering trees, shrubs, and plants contribute to make this wilderness a true nature lover's paradise.

Beaver Creek Wilderness offers opportunities for primitive camping, trail and compass hiking, horseback riding, and backpacking. This is an undeveloped, rugged area. Significant wood skills are needed to access and use the area.

Special hunting regulations apply since the wilderness is a part of the Beaver Creek Wildlife Management Area. This is a rugged, undeveloped wilderness where good backwoods skills are essential.

To get to the Wilderness, take U.S. 27 south from Alpine for 4 miles, 18 miles from Somerset. Use Forest Service Road 50 for access to the west side of the wilderness; use KY 90 and Forest Service Road 820 for access to the east side.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 25 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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