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Garden of the Gods Wilderness

General Maps Contacts Area Management Wilderness Laws

Applicable Wilderness Law(s)

Law Date Acreage Change (in acres)
Public Law 101-633 November 28, 1990 4,015
Illinois Wilderness Act of 1990 - Public law 101-633 (11/28/1990) To designate certain lands in the State of Illinois as wilderness, and for other purposes
NOTE: This public law also designated the Eagle Creek Special Management Area (722 acres), which was absorbed into the Garden of the Gods Wilderness in November 1998. The eight year delay between passage of this public law and addition of this area to the National Wilderness Preservation System was to allow for the possibility of prospecting for and mining for fluorspar and associated minerals.
This public law also includes the following wilderness area(s): Bald Knob Wilderness, Bay Creek Wilderness, Burden Falls Wilderness, Clear Springs Wilderness, Lusk Creek Wilderness, Panther Den Wilderness.

download 101-633 or view special provisions or legislative history for this law.


Acreages reported above are legislated acres. Learn more about acreages.
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