Caribou Wilderness

The Caribou Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness area created by the Wilderness Act of 1964 and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It is located 60 miles (97 km) east of Redding in the state of California, USA. The Caribou Wilderness comprises 20,546 acres (83.15 km2) and is adjacent to the east side of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Although the park (which includes its own Lassen Volcanic Wilderness area) is surrounded by Lassen National Forest, it is managed separately by the National Park Service, whereas the U.S. Forest Service manages the wilderness. Elevations range from 6,400 feet (2,000 m) to 8,374 feet (2,552 m). The terrain is a volcanic plateau with 75% covered by water and conifer forests and the remainder being barren rock such as cliff faces,…
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