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Wilderness Statistics Reports

Wilderness Acreage By State (States with most acreage listed first)
State Acres Percent of Total Wilderness Acres
Alaska 57,438,771 52%
California 15,344,208 14%
Idaho 4,796,521 4%
Arizona 4,512,066 4%
Washington 4,484,466 4%
Colorado 3,734,992 3%
Montana 3,501,359 3%
Nevada 3,439,729 3%
Wyoming 3,067,728 3%
Oregon 2,507,239 2%
New Mexico 1,972,507 2%
Utah 1,819,062 2%
Florida 1,421,395 1%
Minnesota 820,621 1%
Georgia 488,678 Less than 1%
Michigan 291,307 Less than 1%
Virginia 217,157 Less than 1%
Hawaii 155,509 Less than 1%
Arkansas 153,342 Less than 1%
New Hampshire 138,407 Less than 1%
West Virginia 118,811 Less than 1%
North Carolina 111,504 Less than 1%
Vermont 100,874 Less than 1%
Tennessee 86,099 Less than 1%
Texas 85,167 Less than 1%
Wisconsin 79,967 Less than 1%
South Dakota 77,678 Less than 1%
Missouri 71,914 Less than 1%
South Carolina 67,237 Less than 1%
Alabama 42,218 Less than 1%
North Dakota 39,652 Less than 1%
Illinois 32,172 Less than 1%
Oklahoma 24,040 Less than 1%
Maine 18,628 Less than 1%
Kentucky 17,187 Less than 1%
Louisiana 17,047 Less than 1%
Indiana 12,472 Less than 1%
Nebraska 12,437 Less than 1%
Mississippi 10,656 Less than 1%
New Jersey 10,341 Less than 1%
Puerto Rico 10,244 Less than 1%
Pennsylvania 9,005 Less than 1%
Massachusetts 3,244 Less than 1%
New York 1,380 Less than 1%
Ohio 77 Less than 1%

Total 111,365,114

Figure above shows a comparison of wilderness acreage by state and the total number of acres of wilderness in the United States (total at bottom). Read our data disclaimer. Data last updated on 4/1/19 (acreages added for wilderness areas designated under the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act).



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