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Wilderness Rules and Regulations

Please take time to review specific regulations for the area you are visiting. Violators will be prosecuted.

Nation-wide Wilderness regulations:

Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is prohibited. This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters. Wheelchairs suitable for indoor use are exempt. 

Wilderness specific regulations:

What to know...

  • Always follow Leave No Trace practices.
  • Also check our safety page for important safety information.
  • General rules and regulations also apply, for specific information please view any closure orders that may apply.





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/passes-permits/?cid=fsm91_058248