Wakely Mountain Primitive Area
- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- Location: Towns of Indian Lake, Lake Pleasant, Arietta, and Long Lake, Hamilton County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 5H
- Maps: Blue Ridge Wilderness (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions ll Google Earth ll DECinfo Locator
The 47,177-acre Blue Ridge Wilderness is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It is named for the ridge which stretches more than seven miles from east to west, bisecting the wilderness. Much of the ridge exceeds 3,000 feet in elevation and there are two peaks above 3,400 feet. A 10-mile section of the famed Northville-Placid Trail passes through the wilderness.
Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark, is located on the western boundary of the wilderness.
The 235-acre Wakely Mountain Primitive Area is surrounded by the wilderness and includes the Wakely Mountain Fire Tower, observer cabin, and helipad.
Backcountry information for the West Central Adirondacks provides general information regarding backcountry and seasonal conditions; specific notices regarding closures and conditions of trails, roads, bridges and other infrastructure; and links to weather, state land use regulations, low impact recreation and more.