Wilderness – Minnesota and Wisconsin

Minnesota

Name: Agassiz Wilderness
Area: 4,000 acres
Year designated: 1976
Year visited: 2020
Context: Roadtrip through the adjacent NWA.

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Name: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Area: 814,500 acres
Year designated: 1964
Year visited: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Context: Kekekabic Trail hike, Border Route Trail hike with Bovee, Sioux-Hustler Trail, Angleworm Trail, dayhikes

Name: Tamarac Wilderness
Area: 2,180 acres
Year designated: 1976
Year visited: 2020
Context: Roadtrip through Tamarac NWR and into wilderness boundary.

Wisconsin

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Name: Blackjack Springs Wilderness
Area: 9,000
Year designated: 1978
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked to lake and saw ladyslippers.

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Name: Gaylord Nelson Wilderness
Area: 34,000 acres
Year designated: 2004
Year visited: 2017
Context: Trip with Mom

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Name: Headwaters Wilderness
Area: 22,000 acres
Year designated: 1984
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked only trail in wilderness area, drove roads separating the three units of the wilderness. Almost died from bugs.

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Name: Whisker Lake Wilderness
Area: 7,500 acres
Year designated: 1978
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked to Whisker Lake.

Name: Wisconsin Islands Wilderness
This is a wilderness that can’t be visited. Newport State Park is the closest I could get.