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Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Oregon
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Description: Wilderness area includes the headwaters of the Chetco River and the North Fork of the Smith River. The rocky slopes of the Kalmiopsis rise about 5000 feet, and are carved into deep canyons by numerous rushing streams. The rocks have also given way to an unusual soil composition, which supports an abundance of plant life, some of which is found only in this area. The Illinois, Chetco, and North Fork of the Smith Rivers are all designated "wild" in their reach through this wilderness.

The 2002 Biscuit Fire caused damage to about 160 miles of trails and facilities, and visitors should be aware of hazards caused by dead or downed trees.


Location: There are several trailheads that provide access from either the Illinois Valley (from OR 199 near Selma and Cave Junction) and the Oregon Coast (from US 101 and the towns of Brookings and Gold Beach). *Most roads to trailheads are accessible by 2-wheel-drive vehicles, except for: Forest Service Road 087 from McCaleb Ranch on the Illinois River up to Chetco Pass (this is a 4x4 road requiring good clearance) and the last 1 1/2 miles on Forest Service Road 4103 (Illinois River Road) before the trailhead along Briggs Creek.   Latitude: 42.283156   Longitude: -123.963344

Address: Wild Rivers Ranger District
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
26568 Redwood Hwy
Cave Junction, OR  97523
Phone: 541-592-4000

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Kalmiopsis Wilderness- FS info page
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