Size: 16,226 acres
Year Designated: 1984
In the early 1920s, logging destroyed much of Citico Creek's forested areas. Then, wildfire ripped through the area in 1925, sounding the death knell for the logging industry. Since then, the area has been able to thrive as secondary wilderness, though there are still isolated tracts of forest that contain virgin trees. Elevation in the area ranges from 1,400 feet to 4,600 feet.