Canaan Mountain Wilderness
The Canaan Mountain 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 Canaan Mountain Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.
• Unless otherwise specified, no motorized equipment or mechanical transport, with the exception of wheelchairs, is allowed.
• Domestic pets are allowed so long as they are under control and do not harass wildlife.
• Camping is limited to 14 days, after which visitors must relocate at least 25 miles from their previous site.
• Campfires are allowed with a campfire permit. Gathering wood for campfires is limited to dead and down materials. Live vegetation cannot be cut.