Bureau of Land Management National Park Service US Fish and Wildlife Service US Forest Service

Rio Mameyes, Puerto Rico

Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Caribbean National Forest


Designated Reach:

December 19, 2002. From its headwaters in the Ban.AE6o de Oro Research Natural Area to the boundary of the Caribbean National Forest.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 2.1 miles; Scenic — 1.4 miles; Recreational — 1.0 miles; Total — 4.5 miles.

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Rio Mameyes

The Rio Mameyes flows in a northerly direction and has outstanding scenic, biological, recreation and historic values. The Rio Mameyes watershed covers 6.88 square miles within the forest, or 10.4% of the forest. Water quality is optimum within the study area of the upper segment, since the entire corridor is located in the Baño de Oro Natural Area and no development exist. Due to steep slopes, no significant flood plains occur. There are approximately 73 acres of riparian wetlands along the Rio Mameyes designated segments.