Black Creek Wilderness Area

Area Status: Open

The Black Creek Wilderness was established in 1984 and contains slightly more than 5,000 acres.  The Black Wilderness is named after its dominant feature - Black Creek, which flows through its center.  The wilderness contains a segment of the Black Creek Wild and Scenic River and about 10 miles of the Black Creek National Recreation Trail.

Black Creek bisects the wilderness, creating a large hardwood floodplain containing oxbow lakes and stands of sweetgum, loblolly pine, spruce pine, willow oak, bald cypress, sweetbay, and red maple. The terrain is fairly gentle, with elevations ranging from 100 to 270 feet above sea level.  The only development in this area is the Black Creek Trail.

No facilities are provided. Only foot travel is permitted on the trail.  Black Creek Wilderness is open year-round unless weather conditions require the trail to be closed.  No user fees required.


At a Glance

Fees:  No fees.
Open Season: Open year-round
Restrictions: No vehicles allowed.  Only foot travel is permitted within the wilderness.

Remember Leave No Trace while visiting any wilderness or protected scenic area.  Pack it in, Pack it out.

General Information


The Black Creek Wilderness is located east and adjacent to State HWY 29 about 18 miles south of New Augusta, MS and 10 miles north of Wiggins, MS.


This wilderness area is not accessible.


Dispersed Camping

 Primitive camping is permitted in the wilderness area.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities