Sespe Proposed Wilderness Additions

Sespe Proposed Wilderness Additions
Fall Colors in Sespe Gorge © Jim Rose

Area Description 

Conifer forests in a glade like-setting are present over much of these potential additions. Other areas feature steep narrow canyons with year-around streams with abundant streamside vegetation.

Potential additions to this world famous wilderness include the headwaters of Alamo and Piru Creek. The area of the Fish Bowls features bowl-shaped pools containing native trout.

Animal species found here include black bear, mule deer, bobcat and mountain lion. As with other potential additions, it provides important habitat for the California condor. The Sespe Wilderness contains the huge Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

The Sespe Wilderness was established 1992 by the Los Padres Condor Range and River Protection Act.

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Size & Boundaries

Eastern Sespe Addition - 3,199 acres. The western boundary is Hwy 33, northern boundary is formed by private inholdings along Lockwood Valley Road, eastern boundary is existing Sespe Wilderness, and the southern boundary is FSR 6N06. 

Northeastern Sespe Addition - 1,500 acres.  This area is bounded on the west, north, and south by existing Sespe Wilderness, while the eastern boundary formed by Grade Valley Road.

Southeastern Sespe Addition - 3,591 acres. The western boundary is existing Sespe Wilderness, northern boundary is FSR 7N03, eastern boundary is formed by private inholdings along FSR 7N03, southern boundary is formed by FSR 7N03 and existing Sespe Wilderness.

Southern Sespe Addition - 6,525. The western boundary is the Chorro Grande Trail (23W05), northern boundary is formed by FSR 6N06 and existing Sespe Wilderness, eastern boundary is existing Sespe Wilderness, and the southern boundary is formed by Hwy 33 and Middle Sespe Trail (22W04).  

Trails

Fishbowls Trail, Boulder Canyon Trail

Campgrounds

Oak, Thorn Meadows