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Wilderness Statistics Reports

Number Of Wilderness Units By State (States with most units listed first)
State Wilderness Units Percent of Total Wilderness Units
California 149 19%
Arizona 90 11%
Nevada 70 9%
Alaska 48 6%
Oregon 47 6%
Colorado 44 6%
Utah 33 4%
Washington 31 4%
New Mexico 26 3%
Virginia 24 3%
Florida 17 2%
Michigan 16 2%
Idaho 15 2%
Montana 15 2%
Wyoming 15 2%
Georgia 14 2%
Arkansas 12 2%
North Carolina 12 2%
Tennessee 11 1%
West Virginia 9 1%
Vermont 8 1%
Illinois 8 1%
Missouri 8 1%
South Carolina 7 1%
Wisconsin 7 1%
Texas 6 1%
New Hampshire 5 1%
North Dakota 3 Less than 1%
Minnesota 3 Less than 1%
Mississippi 3 Less than 1%
Louisiana 3 Less than 1%
Maine 3 Less than 1%
Alabama 3 Less than 1%
Oklahoma 3 Less than 1%
Hawaii 2 Less than 1%
Kentucky 2 Less than 1%
New Jersey 2 Less than 1%
Nebraska 2 Less than 1%
South Dakota 2 Less than 1%
Pennsylvania 2 Less than 1%
Puerto Rico 1 Less than 1%
Ohio 1 Less than 1%
New York 1 Less than 1%
Massachusetts 1 Less than 1%
Indiana 1 Less than 1%

Total 785

Figure above shows comparison of the number of wilderness areas in each state. Wilderness areas that span more than one state are counted in each state. Read our data disclaimer. Data last updated on 12/8/16 (Forest Service acreages updated to be consistent with the 2016 Lands Area Report).



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