Section: Interior Plateau
Subsection: Northern Shawnee Hills
Counties: Pope, Saline
Manager: Shawnee National Forest (link)
Agency: U.S. National Forest Service
The Wilderness is located adjacent to Bay Creek Wilderness and is in a stone’s throw of Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area. Burden Falls Wilderness is comprised of a central hardwood ecosytem with some pine plantations. Trails for hiking and equestrian use will take you by some indications of past use by people including homestead, fruit trees, cemeteries and abandoned roads. Of course, there is a small, but very scenic waterfall located on the southern edge of the wilderness.