Remote Spot Ranking

Below is a list of the remotest locations within the 35 states we have documented thus far – organized from most remote to least remote – as well as where the Spots are located.  For three states (FL, CT, and ME) we visited the mainland Remote Spot instead of the (more remote) island Spot.  We will update this list when we visit the island remote spot of these states.

  1. Wyoming – 21.6 miles – Yellowstone National Park
  2. Montana – 18 miles – Bob Marshal Wilderness, managed by the US Forest Service
  3. Idaho – 17.6  – Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, managed by the US Forest Service
  4. Wisconsin – 17.2 miles – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  5. Florida (mainland) – 17 miles – Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness, Everglades National Park
  6. Minnesota – 14.3 miles – Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  7. New Mexico – 11.5 miles – Gila Wilderness, Gila National Forest
  8. Colorado – 8.8 miles – Weminuche Wilderness, San Juan National Forest
  9. Virginia – 8.3 – The Nature Conservancy’s Cobb Island Nature Preserve
  10. Massachusetts – 8.2 miles – Monomoy Wilderness, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
  11. Alabama – 8.2 miles – privately owned
  12. Maryland – 7.6 miles – privately owned
  13. South Carolina – 6.7 miles – Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
  14. Maine (mainland) – 6.0 miles – Baxter State Park
  15. North Carolina – 5.5 miles – Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  16. New York – 5.3 miles – High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack Park
  17. New Hampshire – 4.4 miles, Pemigewasset Wilderness, White Mountain National Forest
  18. Tennessee – 4.2 miles – Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  19. New Jersey – 3.3. miles – Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  20. South Dakota – 3.3 miles – Sage Creek Wilderness, Badlands National Park
  21. Delaware – 3.2 miles – Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
  22. West Virginia – 3.2 miles – Cranberry Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest
  23. Oklahoma – 2.7 miles – Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
  24. Pennsylvania – 2.7 miles – Hammersley Wild Area, Susquehannock State Forest
  25. Vermont – 2.6 miles – Lye Brook Wilderness, Green Mountain National Forest
  26. North Dakota – 2.6 miles – Mandan Hidasta Arikara Indian Nation
  27. Arkansas – 2.5 miles – Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
  28. Nebraska – 2.2 miles – Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
  29. Missouri – 2.2 miles – Hercules-Glades Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest
  30. Kentucky – 1.9 miles – Big South Fork National Recreation Area
  31. Rhode Island – 1.8 miles – Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  32. Iowa – 1.5 miles – Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
  33. Illinois – 1.4 miles  – Army Corps of Engineers
  34. Ohio – 1.2 miles – Egypt Valley Wildlife Area
  35. Connecticut (mainland) – 1.1 miles – Canaan Mountain Natural Area Preserve