USA National Wilderness Preservation System Directory


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We visit public land for the opportunity to recreate in nature, and when we visit Wilderness areas we're treated to a bonus of escaping from nearly any trace of human existence. These 765 Wilderness areas exist on federal land and have an extra level of protection from things like resource extraction, road construction, and mechanized travel (not even bicycles are permitted).

State/Territory # of Listings
Alabama 3
Alaska 48
Arizona 91
Arkansas 12
California 164
Colorado 49
Connecticut 0
Delaware 0
Florida 16
Georgia 14
Hawaii 2
Idaho 18
Illinois 8
Indiana 1
Iowa 0
Kansas 0
Kentucky 2
Louisiana 3
Maine 3
Maryland 0
Massachusetts 1
Michigan 16
Minnesota 3
Mississippi 3
Missouri 8
Montana 16
Nebraska 2
Nevada 78
New Hampshire 5
New Jersey 2
New Mexico 26
New York 1
North Carolina 12
North Dakota 3
Ohio 1
Oklahoma 3
Oregon 50
Pennsylvania 2
Puerto Rico 1
Rhode Island 0
South Carolina 7
South Dakota 2
Tennessee 11
Texas 6
Utah 33
Vermont 8
Virginia 24
Washington 31
West Virginia 9
Wisconsin 7
Wyoming 15