Middle Prong Wilderness

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Middle Prong Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Middle Prong Wilderness in North Carolina
Map showing the location of Middle Prong Wilderness
Map showing the location of Middle Prong Wilderness
LocationHaywood County, North Carolina, USA
Nearest cityBrevard
Coordinates35°20′20″N 82°56′14″W / 35.33889°N 82.93722°W / 35.33889; -82.93722Coordinates: 35°20′20″N 82°56′14″W / 35.33889°N 82.93722°W / 35.33889; -82.93722
Area7,900 acres (32 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service
WebsiteMiddle Prong Wilderness

Middle Prong Wilderness was designated in 1984 and it covers 7,900 acres (32 km2) within the Pisgah National Forest in Haywood County, Western North Carolina. The Wilderness Area spans steep, rugged high-elevation ridges ranging from 3,200 to over 6,400 feet, and borders Shining Rock Wilderness to the northeast. The area gets its name from the Middle Prong of the Pigeon River finding whose headwaters are located in the area.[1]

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  1. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of Agriculture document "Middle Prong Wilderness". Retrieved on 2011-09-06.

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