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Hoover Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Location Mono County, California, USA
Nearest city Bridgeport, CA
Coordinates 38°6′47″N 119°22′37″W / 38.11306°N 119.37694°W / 38.11306; -119.37694Coordinates: 38°6′47″N 119°22′37″W / 38.11306°N 119.37694°W / 38.11306; -119.37694
Area 48,601 acres (196 km²)
Established January 1, 1964
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Hoover Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests. It lies to the east of the crest of the central Sierra Nevada in California, to the north and east of Yosemite National Park. The headwaters of the East Walker River begin in the Hoover Wilderness. It comprises 48,601 acres (197 km²).

The Hoover wilderness was originally designated as a Primitive Area by the Forest Service in 1931. It was named in honor of President Herbert Hoover. In 1956, it was designated as a Wild Area and became a Wilderness Area when the 1964 Wilderness Act was passed.[1] Notable locations in the Hoover Wilderness include:

Dunderberg Peak as seen from the Virginia Lakes Basin


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