The Jumbo Springs Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness"
as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964
. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques
when visiting the Jumbo Springs Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. Wheelchairs are allowed.
The following wilderness regulations are in effect for Jumbo Springs Wilderness:
• Please limit group sizes to 12 members. • Maximum length of stay: 14 days. • Campfires are allowed, except during regional fire restrictions. Visitors are encouraged to only use camp stoves. Disposing of debris and garbage is prohibited. • Other than incidental browsing, riding and pack stock animals may be fed only packed-in, certified, weed-free feed. • Non-commercial hunting and trapping is permitted subject to applicable state regulation. • The creation or construction of permanent blinds is not allowed, however, portable or “pop-up” temporary blinds may be permitted. • Shed antler collection is permitted for noncommercial purposes. • Cutting of live vegetation is prohibited.