Jedediah Smith Wilderness
|Jedediah Smith Wilderness|
Hurricane Pass in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness
|Location||Teton County, Wyoming, USA|
|Nearest city||Jackson, WY|
|Area||123,451 acres (499.59 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Jedediah Smith Wilderness is located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Designated wilderness by Congress in 1984, Jedediah Smith Wilderness is within Caribou-Targhee National Forest and borders Grand Teton National Park. Spanning along the western slopes of the Teton Range, the wilderness ensures a high level of protection to this delicate ecosystem. Jedediah Smith Wilderness is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
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.
- "Jedediah Smith Wilderness". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2006-08-16.
- "USGS Grand Teton (WY) Topo Map Quad" (map). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
- "Wilderness Legislation: The Wilderness Act of 1964". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2006-08-16.
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