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wilderness area

a region whose natural growth is protected by legislation and whose recreational and industrial use is restricted.
Origin of wilderness area
1925-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We decided to launch in our backyard which borders a wilderness area.
  • Temperatures can drop to freezing inside the wilderness area, although snow is rare.
  • We urgently need to make the decision now to protect our last-remaining wilderness area through the turbulent times ahead.
  • The park offers a scenic setting for hikers, backpackers and campers in a designated wilderness area.
  • Whitewater lies in the midst of a protected wilderness area popular for white water rafting.
  • Guests also enjoy the local shops and sites found in the town square or a tour around the town's scenic wilderness area.
  • The park's wilderness area offers outstanding opportunities for solitude and recreation.
  • Most of the park is a designated wilderness area enjoyed by hikers and backpackers.
  • The habitats protected by this wilderness area are extremely flammable.

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