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Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area

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Area Management

The Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area is part of the 110 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 Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area to ensure protection of this unique area.

Please adhere to the following requirements during your visit:

-Camping or Backcountry Travel: Permits are NOT required for backcountry travel or camping. Campers are limited to 14 days within a 28-day period. You must pack out everything you bring in. Use existing trails and campsites whenever possible. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

-Campfires: Be aware of wildland fire danger and restrictions. Campfires may be prohibited during certain times of year due to hazardous fire conditions. Fire restrictions will be posted. Do not leave your campfire unattended and make sure it is dead-out before you leave. Scatter your fire ring and bury the ashes. Woodcutting is not allowed. Collect dead and down wood only. Cutting or defacing live plants or trees is prohibited.

-Water: Water is scarce in the Cedar Mountains. Do not rely on natural sources. Livestock troughs can be used but should be treated for human consumption. Come prepared with your own supply. During hot weather months, plan on at least 1 gallon per person per day.

-Pets: Pets are welcome, but must be kept under control. Do not allow your pet to harass wildlife or wild horses. You must bury all solid waste from your pet.

-Motorized Vehicles: Motorized vehicles and bicycles are only permitted on open, existing routes along the wilderness boundary. Do not take motorized vehicles, motorized tools, and bicycles inside the wilderness area. Obey all route closures. Boundary roads are periodically maintained.

-Firearms: Hunting and shooting are permitted in the wilderness area. Use paper targets only. Do not shoot appliances, computers, or television sets. Carry out all targets and spent ammunition casings.

-Fireworks: Discharge of fireworks is prohibited.

Report violations or unsafe conditions in the wilderness area to: BLM Salt Lake Field Office (801) 977-4300 2370 S. 2300 W. SLC, UT 84119

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