Otter Creek Wilderness

Otter Creek Wilderness Parsons, WV

Making the trek into rugged mountains has always been about true solitude and the adventure of getting there.  Otter Creek Wilderness is Tucker County’s second US Forest Service Wilderness Area, exactly the place adventurers are looking for. 

Over forty-five miles of trail explore the headwaters of Otter Creek, for which the area is named after.  With a couple of mandatory river crossing, be aware the meandering creek can become a substantial river after heavy rains with waterfalls and whitewater that kayakers find desirable. 

Located a short drive from the town of Parsons, West Virginia, Otter Creek Wilderness has several entrances.  The most popular entrance is from a swinging bridge over the Dry Fork River at the mouth of Otter Creek.  Otherwise head up the Fernow Experimental Forest road to find several other trailheads taking you into the most pristine backcountry Tucker County has to offer.