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King Range Wilderness

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Area Management

The King Range Wilderness 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 King Range Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.


Permits are required for overnight users, as well as bear canisters. Other rules exist regarding group size for both overnight and day users, waste disposal, and wildlife. Read the regulations and the "Trip Planning" Tab for this area regarding permits and other rules before visiting.

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