The Gros Ventre Wilderness (/ˌɡroʊ 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.
|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|
|Area||317,874 acres (1,286.39 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
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.
Etymology : In French, Gros Ventre means big belly / big stomach.
- ^ Protected Planet Website- Retrieved April 19, 2023
- "Gros Ventre Wilderness". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2022-10-04.
- "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 2022-10-04.