Castaic Proposed Wilderness

Fact Sheet: Castaic Proposed Wilderness

The Castaic Proposed Wilderness is a jewel. Its Fish Canyon area features dramatic red rock cliffs, lush riparian areas, old-growth chaparral, vernal pools, a trout-filled creek, a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail and dramatic Red Mountain. From the higher elevations in Fish Canyon, you can see stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains, Castaic Lake and the Los Padres National Forest.

Many endangered plants and animals can be found in this wild place, including: bald eagles, the California condor, the two-striped garter snake, the southwestern pond turtle, least Bell’s vireo, the southwestern willow flycatcher, yellow-legged frog, red-legged frog, spade-footed toads, unarmored three spine stickleback, chalk dudleya, and yellow Mariposa lily. bobcat, The wild lands also provide
habitat for mule deer, coyote, cougars and black bear.

Quick Facts

  • Management Agency: U.S. Forest Service, Angeles National Forest
  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Watershed: Castaic Creek
  • Size: 69,812 acres
  • Recreational Uses: Swimming, fishing, wildflower viewing, hiking (including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail)
  • Ecological Values: Rare wildlife species, critical fish habitat, petroglyphs