Little Jacks Creek Wilderness


Looking down into Little Jacks Creek Wilderness from the canyon rim
Little Jacks Creek Wilderness
Little Jacks Creek Wilderness in the spring

Little Jacks Creek Wilderness contains some 50,929 acres of land in the Little Jacks Creek drainage. About 12.4 miles of Little Jacks Creek is classified as "wild river." The Little Jacks Creek Wilderness is separated from the Big Jacks Creek Wilderness to the southeast by a pipeline and the maintenance road that runs along it.

The centerpiece of Little Jacks Creek Wilderness is a large, sagebrush-and-grass covered basalt dome cut deeply by ancient water flows. Some of the canyon walls approach 1,000' in height as they rise directly up from small, dense riparian areas along the perennial streams.

The best season to enjoy the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness is fall, when things cool off a bit and the summer rainy season is over. By mid-November, though, it's getting too cold and snow will have often started flying.

Little Jacks Creek Wilderness is in the Owyhee Desert, part of the Basin and Range physiographic province.

A winter view into the canyon of Little Jacks Creek Wilderness
Little Jacks Creek Wilderness in winter
Little Jacks Creek Wilderness map
Little Jacks Creek Wilderness map
Photos and big map courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management
 

Big and Little Jacks Creek Wilderness Wild and Scenic Rivers

Map showing the locations of designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Big and Little Jacks Creek Wilderness areas

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Map courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management