Parks with Wilderness

NPS Wilderness

Designated and other categories of wilderness managed by the National Park Service.
Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness
Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness

NPS Photo

50 national park units have designated wilderness, totaling more than 44 million acres. The Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness in Michigan, designated in 2014, is the newest NPS designated wilderness area.

Grand Canyon National Park Proposed Wilderness
Grand Canyon National Park Proposed Wilderness

NPS/Alicia Burton

Many national park units have "other categories of wilderness" - lands not designated, but managed as wilderness per NPS policy. Together with NPS designated wilderness, this means over 80 percent of all NPS lands are managed as wilderness.


Last updated: April 25, 2016


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