Virginia Wilderness - Keeping it like it is
Lynn Camp Creek
Lynn Camp Creek area - proposed as a Wilderness Study Area - provides
a microcosm of the Ridge and Valley Province of Virginia. Three parallel
ridges enclose the major stream valleys of Lick Creek and Lynn Camp Creek,
with Lick Creek receiving its major tributaries through typical water
gaps. From the top of Lynn Camp Mountain, there are good views northwest
towards Chestnut Ridge and the Beartown Wilderness. From Brushy Mountain,
one overlooks the valley of Lynn Camp Creek on one side and Big Walker
Mountain on the other. Both Lick Creek and Lynn Camp Creek are excellent
brook trout waters. In addition, Lick Creek harbors one of only three
Virginia populations of the Tennessee Dace, a state endangered species,
also listed as "sensitive" by the U.S. Forest Service.
Embracing two major drainages from ridge top to ridge top, Lynn Camp offers excellent opportunities for the watershed protection, primitive recreation, solitude, hunting, and fishing that wilderness would provide.