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Phillip Burton Wilderness

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The Phillip Burton 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 Phillip Burton Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

The Phillip Burton Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This is the only wilderness between Canada and Mexico that includes marine waters. These wilderness lands and waters provide clean air, water, and habitat critical for 27 rare and endangered plants and animals and close to 100 species of concern. 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 Phillip Burton Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area Point Reyes National Seashore does not collect an entrance fee for use of the park or wilderness. Day use is unrestricted. Camping within the wilderness is regulated by a reservation system and is presently restricted to four designated primitive campgrounds. Camping permits are $15.00 for 1-6 people, $30.00 for 7-15 people and $40.00 for 15-25 people.




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