The Wild Is Calling...

Wilderness is in the arid deserts, cypress swamps, alpine meadows, sandy beaches, and rocky crags. From Alaska to Florida, wilderness protects some of the most diverse and sensitive habitats in our country. It offers refuge for wildlife and a place to seek relaxation, adventure, or something in between for us. What does wilderness mean to you? 

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What does wilderness mean to you?

Explore different NPS wilderness areas and learn about some of the ways people connect to these special places.

Visitor enjoys solittude and time for reflection in the Petrifed Forest Wilderness.

What is Wilderness Character?

Wilderness character is a combination of tangible and intangible qualities specific to a wilderness area. Learn more here!


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