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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 154 19%
Arizona 90 11%
Nevada 70 8%
Utah 51 6%
Oregon 48 6%
Alaska 48 6%
Colorado 44 5%
New Mexico 39 5%
Washington 31 4%
Virginia 24 3%
Florida 17 2%
Michigan 16 2%
Idaho 15 2%
Montana 15 2%
Wyoming 15 2%
Georgia 14 2%
Arkansas 13 2%
North Carolina 12 1%
Tennessee 12 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 824

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 2/20/19 (acreages updated to be consistent with the Forest Service 2018 Land Area Report).



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