The designation was contained in legislation approved by
"Today's designation will go a long way to preserving and promoting one of our state's top tourist attractions," said Sen.
The bipartisan legislation was sponsored by Democratic Sen.
Its passage ended years of negotiations between the local community, the
Areas classified as wilderness are undeveloped and have significant and valuable natural characteristics.
Developed county roads and state highways, boat launches and many historical structures are excluded from the designation. Hunting, fishing, trail use and camping will continue. Motorboats will be allowed offshore of the dunes and can beach in areas adjacent to the wilderness area.
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