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Savage Run Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Savage Run Wilderness
Map showing the location of Savage Run Wilderness
Location Carbon / Albany counties, Wyoming, USA
Nearest city Laramie, WY
Coordinates 41°11′N 106°22′W / 41.183°N 106.367°W / 41.183; -106.367
SAVAGE RUN WILDERNESS Latitude and Longitude:

41°11′N 106°22′W / 41.183°N 106.367°W / 41.183; -106.367
Area14,927 acres (60.41 km2)
Established1978
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Savage Run Wilderness is located in south central Wyoming in the United States. Entirely within Medicine Bow National Forest, the wilderness was designated in 1978 in an effort to protect vital rangeland for a large elk population.

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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External links

  • "Savage Run Wilderness". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2006-08-16.
  • "USGS Keystone (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.