The Lye Brook Wilderness now contains a total of 17,841 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Vermont. In 1975 the Lye Brook Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.
Leave No Trace principles:
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Click here for additional regulations or contact the agency.
MANCHESTER RANGER DISTRICT
2538 DEPOT STREET
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT 05255
Office: Open 8:00 - 4:30, Mon - Sat between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Open Mon - Fri the rest of the year except federal holidays.
GREEN MOUNTAIN AND FINGER LAKES NATIONAL FORESTS
231 NORTH MAIN STREET
RUTLAND, VT 05701
Central Office: Open 9:30 - 3:00, Mon - Fri, all year except federal holidays.
FS - USDA Forest Service