Sespe Wilderness

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Sespe Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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A map of the United States showing the location of the Sespe Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Sespe Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Sespe Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Sespe Wilderness
Location California, United States
Nearest city Ventura, California
Coordinates 34°35′06″N 119°01′12″W / 34.585°N 119.02°W / 34.585; -119.02Coordinates: 34°35′06″N 119°01′12″W / 34.585°N 119.02°W / 34.585; -119.02[1]
Area 219,700 acres (88,900 ha)
Established 1992
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Sespe Wilderness is a 219,700-acre (88,900 ha) wilderness area in the eastern Topatopa Mountains and southern Sierra Pelona Mountains, within the Los Padres National Forest (LPNF), in Ventura County, Southern California. The wilderness area is primarily located within the Ojai and Mt. Pinos ranger districts of the LPNF.

The wilderness area was established in 1992 by the Los Padres Condor Range and River Protection Act. The Sespe Condor Sanctuary is within the Sespe Wilderness. It was established to promote the propagation and growth of the California condor, and is closed to the public.[2][3]

Features

The Sespe Wilderness is primarily chaparral-covered terrain, with areas of California oak woodland and riparian habitats. A section of Sespe Creek flows through it.

There are hiking trails, perennial and seasonal creeks, waterfalls, hot springs, rock formations, and designated campsites in the wilderness area.

Nearby wilderness areas of the southern Los Padres National Forest include the Matilija Wilderness (west) and Chumash Wilderness (northwest). The Dick Smith Wilderness is further to the northwest.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sespe Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sespe Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sespe Wilderness". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 


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