Owl Creek Wsa

Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming.

The Owl Creek WSA encompasses 710 acres in three units. All three units are located on the major ridge line that divides Rock Creek and the South Fork of Owl Creek and is adjacent to the 703,981 acre Washakie Wilderness Area. The WSA is characterized by rugged terrain broken by steep draws, excellent vegetative cover and remoteness. The WSA provides important critical habitat for deer, moose, elk, bear and bighorn sheep. The altitude in the WSA ranges from 9,000 to 10,900 feet. The Owl Creek WSA provides outstanding opportunities for primitive and unconfined recreation only insofar as it is contiguous with the adjacent Washakie Wilderness area. Visitor use is low (less than 100 visits per year). The area offers a scenic, high-quality experience for those seeking primitive recreation opportunities such as hiking, camping and horse riding. The perennial stream flows of Rock Creek and the South Fork of Owl Creek provide important trout fishing opportunities. Deer, elk, bighorn sheep and moose hunting or viewing is excellent on the irregularity timbered slopes and broad drainage bottoms.

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One can access the Owl Creek WSA from the north by using the Shoshone National Forest trail system.

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