Gros Ventre Wilderness Article

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Gros Ventre Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Gros Ventre Wilderness
Map showing the location of Gros Ventre Wilderness
Location Teton / Sublette counties, Wyoming, USA
Nearest city Jackson, WY
Coordinates 43°28′15″N 110°24′32″W / 43.47083°N 110.40889°W / 43.47083; -110.40889
GROS VENTRE WILDERNESS Latitude and Longitude:

43°28′15″N 110°24′32″W / 43.47083°N 110.40889°W / 43.47083; -110.40889
Area317,874 acres (1,286.39 km2)
Established1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Gros Ventre Wilderness ( /ˌɡr ˈvɑːnt/ groh-VAHNT) is located in Bridger-Teton National Forest in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Most of the Gros Ventre Range is located within the wilderness.

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.

Satellite image of the Red Rock fire in the Gros Ventre Wilderness.

Etymology : In French, Gros Ventre means big belly / big stomach.

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External links

  • "Gros Ventre Wilderness". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2006-08-16.
  • "USGS Darwin Peak (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.