Fitzpatrick Wilderness

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Fitzpatrick Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Upper Fremont Glacier.jpg
Upper Fremont Glacier in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness
Map showing the location of Fitzpatrick Wilderness
Map showing the location of Fitzpatrick Wilderness
Location Fremont / Sublette counties, Wyoming, USA
Nearest city Lander, WY
Coordinates 43°12′N 109°38′W / 43.200°N 109.633°W / 43.200; -109.633Coordinates: 43°12′N 109°38′W / 43.200°N 109.633°W / 43.200; -109.633
Area 198,525 acres
(803 km2)
Established 1976
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Fitzpatrick Wilderness is located in Shoshone National Forest in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The wilderness was originally known as the Glacier Primitive Area, but was redesignated a wilderness in 1976.

U.S. Wilderness Areas do not allow motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles. Although camping and fishing are allowed with 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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