22. Burden Falls

Designated in 1991, Burden Falls Wilderness is one of seven wilderness areas in the Shawnee National Forest. Most famous for its 30 ft. vertical waterfall located just beyond the parking lot, the remainder of this 3,687 acre wilderness is open to non-motorized recreation, such as hiking, primitive camping, hunting and horseback riding. All designated wildernesses are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. They are managed as areas where natural communities are left unchanged by people, where the primary forces of nature are in control, and where people are visitors, who do not remain. Wilderness provides people places to explore and relax while they seek a measure of solitude hard to find in today’s busy, fast-paced world. To learn more about the Wilderness Act and the National Wilderness Preservation System, visit http://www.wilderness.net; the official wilderness information website providing both general information about wilderness and specific information about each of the 757 wilderness areas.