Description - The Black Creek Wilderness is located east of State Highway 29, north of Wiggins. The main feature of the wilderness is Black Creek, which runs through the center of the district.
- The Black Creek Wilderness was established in 1984, and contains slightly more than 5,000 acres. The Black Creek Wilderness is named after its dominant feature-Black Creek, which flows through its center, creating a large hardwood flood plain containing oxbow lakes and stands of sweet gum, loblolly pine, spruce pine, willow oak, bald cypress, sweetbay and red maple. The terrain is fairly gently, with elevations ranging from 100 to 270 feet above sea level. The only development in this area is the Black Creek Trail.
The wilderness contains a segment of the Black Creek Wild and Scenic River and about 10 miles of the Black Creek National Recreation Trail. No facilities are provided. Only foot travel is permitted. No user fees are charged.
Recreation - The primary recreation activities in the Black Creek Wilderness include hiking the Black Creek Trail and canoeing or kayaking Black Creek. No motorized or mechanized (including bicycles) are permitted in the wilderness. Horses are not permitted on the Black Creek Trail.
Climate - Year-round hiking is available on the Black Creek Trail; however, the most comfortable seasons are in the fall, winter, and spring, when the temperature is cooler, and the insects are not so prevalent. During rainy seasons, caution should be exercised for possible flooding. Mosquito netting is needed if camping during the warmer seasons.
The Black Creek Wilderness is located east and adjacent to State Highway 29 about 18 miles south of New Augusta, and 10 miles north of Wiggins.