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Congress has designated wilderness areas in 44 of the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The details on every wilderness area, with descriptions, photos, and a map, are available at: www.wilderness.net.

  • Alabama- Three wilderness areas totalling 41,367 acres
  • Alaska – Forty-seven wilderness areas totalling 57,425,992 acres
  • Arizona – Ninety wilderness areas totalling 4,517,898 acres
  • Arkansas - Twelve wilderness areas totalling 153,655 acres
  • California – One hundred and forty nine wilderness areas totalling 14,989,637 acres
  • Colorado – Forty three wilderness areas totalling 3,699,309 acres
  • Connecticut – No wilderness areas, as there is virtually no federal land
  • Delaware – No wilderness areas, as there is virtually no federal land
  • Florida - Seventeen wilderness areas totalling 1,422,247 acres
  • Georgia - Fourteen wilderness areas totalling 486,530 acres
  • Hawaii - Two wilderness areas totalling 155,509 acres
  • Idaho - Twelve wilderness areas totalling 4,523,215 acres
  • Illinois - Eight wilderness areas totalling 32,311 acres
  • Indiana - One wilderness area of 12,463 acres
  • Iowa – No wilderness area, as there is virtually no federal land
  • Kansas– No wilderness area, as there is virtually no federal land
  • Kentucky - Two wilderness areas totalling 18,132 acres
  • Louisiana - Three wilderness areas totalling 17,025 acres
  • Maine - Three wilderness areas totalling 18,675 acres
  • Maryland– No wilderness area, as it has virtually no federal land.  However, the governor plans to establish 50 wild areas in 2014 in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act
  • Massachusetts - Three wilderness areas totalling 41,367 acres
  • Michigan - Fifteen wilderness areas totalling 258,596 acres
  • Minnesota - Three wilderness areas totalling 819,121 acres
  • Mississippi - Three wilderness areas totalling 10,126 acres
  • Missouri - Eight wilderness areas totalling 71,282 acres
  • Montana – Fifteen wilderness areas totalling 3,443,407 acres
  • Nebraska - Two wilderness areas totalling 12,279 acres
  • Nevada – Sixty eight wilderness areas totalling 3,372,418 acres
  • New Hampshire - Five wilderness areas totalling 138,618 acres
  • New Jersey - Two wilderness areas totalling 10,341 acres
  • New Mexico – Twenty five wilderness areas totalling 1,650,596 acres
  • New York - One wilderness area totalling 1,380 acres
  • North Carolina - Twelve wilderness areas totalling 111,419 acres
  • North Dakota - Three wilderness areas totalling 39,652 acres
  • Ohio - One wilderness areas totalling 77 acres
  • Oklahoma - Three wilderness areas totalling 23,113 acres
  • Oregon – Forty seven wilderness areas totalling 2,474,435 acres
  • Puerto Rico - One wilderness area totalling 10,000 acres
  • Pennsylvania - Two wilderness areas totalling 9,002 acres
  • Rhode Island – No wilderness areas, as there is virtually no federal land
  • South Carolina - Seven wilderness areas totalling 70,681 acres
  • South Dakota - Two wilderness areas totalling 77,570 acres
  • Tennessee - Eleven wilderness areas totalling 66,349 acres
  • Texas - Six wilderness areas totalling 85,33 acres – there is very little federal land
  • Utah – Thirty three wilderness areas totalling 1,160,331 acres
  • Vermont - Eight wilderness areas totalling 101,019 acres
  • Virginia – Twenty four wilderness areas totalling 214,904 acres
  • Washington – Thirty one wilderness areas totalling 4,462,822 acres
  • West Virginia - Nine wilderness areas totalling 118,810 acres
  • Wisconsin - Seven wilderness areas totalling 79,943 acres
  • Wyoming - Fifteen wilderness areas totalling 3,111,232 acres