Encampment River Wilderness

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Encampment River Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Encampment River Wilderness
Map showing the location of Encampment River Wilderness
Location Carbon County, Wyoming, USA
Nearest city Laramie, WY
Coordinates 41°05′00″N 106°44′00″W / 41.08333°N 106.73333°W / 41.08333; -106.73333Coordinates: 41°05′00″N 106°44′00″W / 41.08333°N 106.73333°W / 41.08333; -106.73333
Area 10,124 acres
(41 km2)
Established 1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Encampment River Wilderness is a designated wilderness area located in south central Wyoming in the United States. Entirely within Medicine Bow National Forest, the wilderness was designated to increase protection of the Encampment River and the canyon through which it flows.

U.S. Wilderness Areas do not allow motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles. Although camping and fishing are allowed with a proper permit, no roads or buildings are constructed and there is also no logging or mining, in compliance with the 1964 Wilderness Act. Wilderness areas within National Forests and Bureau of Land Management areas also allow hunting in season.

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