CUMMINS CREEK WILDERNESS
Siuslaw National Forest
Corvallis, OR 97339
Web site http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/
The Cummins Creek Wilderness was created by the 1984 Oregon Wilderness Act and contains 9,173 acres and is located south east of Yachats, Oregon and Cape Perpetua. This wilderness is "dedicated to preserve in a wilderness state, the last remaining virgin stands of Sitka spruce, western hemlock and Douglas-fir, in Oregon's coast lands." The Cummins Creek Wilderness has two primary drainages, Cummins Creek and Bob Creek. Both streams flow directly into the Pacific Ocean. Both support salmon and trout runs. The terrain is steep, with elevations ranging from 100 to 2400 feet.
Annual precipitation along this part of the Oregon Coast ranges from 80 to 100 inches, three quarters of this falls between October and June. Sitka spruce is the dominant tree species near the ocean where specimens can be found as large as nine feet in diameter. Further inland, Douglas-fir is the dominant tree species. Understory vegetation of rhododendron, salal, sword fern, salmon berry and elderberry provides a variety of color from May to July. Wildflowers are also abundant.