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Are outfitters and guides allowed in wilderness?
Wilderness-oriented commercial services enable some sectors of the public to enjoy wilderness values and recreational experiences and may be necessary to fulfill the recreation purpose of wilderness. Activities such as outfitter and guide services for horseback, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting or river trips may be authorized if they are appropriate under the standards and guidelines contained in the wilderness management plan. Outfitters and guides are issued special use or commercial permits and are generally allowed to use temporary structures such as tents, hitch racks and corrals, but these structures must be removed after the season of use.