Oregon’s third largest Roadless Area
The North Kalmiopsis Roadless Area is watershed to the National Wild and Scenic Illinois and Chetco River and home to two U.S. Forest Service Eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers—Silver and Indigo creeks. It’s steep, rugged country best known for it’s large creeks that provide prime habitat for native steelhead and cutthroat trout.
At 88,582 acres, the North Kalmiopsis is the third largest Inventoried Roadless Area in Oregon, following closely after the 105,000 acre South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area. Both lie adjacent to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness creating one large wildland of exceptional value providing clear, clean water to downstream communities and native salmon and steelhead to local economies.