Federal Land by State

In the United States in 2018, 615,311,596 acres of land were federally managed of the 2,271,343,360 total acreages of all the states combined in the U.S., or 27.1% of the United States’ total acreage. This vast landscape is managed by four federal agencies: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Forest Service (FS). Each state in the U.S. has at least 4,000 acres of federally managed land within its boundaries. 

In spite of the massive quantity of federal land in Alaska, it is not the state with the highest percentage of federal acreage within a state. The state with the highest percentage of federal land is Nevada, of which 80.1%, or 56,262,610 acres of its total landmass is federally managed. By percentage of total acres, the next states with the most federally managed lands are Utah and Idaho, with 63.1% and 61.9% of their lands managed, respectively, by a federal agency. 

Learn more about federal land by state by looking at the data in the charts.

Federal Land by State

Alabama - Federal Land

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2.7%

#36 in the US

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52,420

#30 in the US

Alaska - Federal Land

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60.9%

#4 in the US

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665,384

#1 in the US

Arizona - Federal Land

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38.6%

#8 in the US

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113,990

#6 in the US

Arkansas - Federal Land

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9.4%

#19 in the US

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53,179

#29 in the US

California - Federal Land

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45.4%

#7 in the US

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163,695

#3 in the US

Colorado - Federal Land

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36.2%

#9 in the US

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104,094

#8 in the US

Connecticut - Federal Land

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0.3%

#47 in the US

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5,543

#48 in the US

Delaware - Federal Land

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2.4%

#37 in the US

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2,489

#49 in the US

District of Columbia - Federal Land

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24.7%

#13 in the US

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68

#51 in the US

Florida - Federal Land

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12.9%

#16 in the US

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65,758

#22 in the US

Georgia - Federal Land

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12.9%

#17 in the US

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59,425

#24 in the US

Hawaii - Federal Land

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20.2%

#14 in the US

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10,932

#43 in the US

Idaho - Federal Land

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61.9%

#3 in the US

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83,569

#14 in the US

Illinois - Federal Land

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1.2%

#39 in the US

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57,914

#25 in the US

Indiana - Federal Land

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1.7%

#40 in the US

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36,420

#38 in the US

Iowa - Federal Land

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0.3%

#48 in the US

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56,273

#26 in the US

Kansas - Federal Land

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0.5%

#49 in the US

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82,278

#15 in the US

Kentucky - Federal Land

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4.3%

#28 in the US

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40,408

#37 in the US

Louisiana - Federal Land

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4.7%

#29 in the US

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52,378

#31 in the US

Maine - Federal Land

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1.5%

#41 in the US

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35,380

#39 in the US

Maryland - Federal Land

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3.2%

#32 in the US

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12,406

#42 in the US

Massachusetts - Federal Land

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1.2%

#42 in the US

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10,554

#44 in the US

Michigan - Federal Land

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10%

#18 in the US

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96,714

#11 in the US

Minnesota - Federal Land

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6.8%

#24 in the US

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86,936

#12 in the US

Mississippi - Federal Land

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5.1%

#25 in the US

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48,432

#32 in the US

Missouri - Federal Land

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3.8%

#33 in the US

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69,707

#21 in the US

Montana - Federal Land

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29%

#11 in the US

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147,040

#4 in the US

Nebraska - Federal Land

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1.1%

#43 in the US

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77,348

#16 in the US

Nevada - Federal Land

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80.1%

#1 in the US

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110,572

#7 in the US

New Hampshire - Federal Land

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14%

#15 in the US

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9,349

#46 in the US

New Jersey - Federal Land

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3.6%

#34 in the US

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8,723

#47 in the US

New Mexico - Federal Land

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31.7%

#10 in the US

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121,590

#5 in the US

New York - Federal Land

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0.8%

#50 in the US

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54,555

#27 in the US

North Carolina - Federal Land

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7.8%

#21 in the US

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53,819

#28 in the US

North Dakota - Federal Land

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3.9%

#35 in the US

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70,698

#19 in the US

Ohio - Federal Land

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1.2%

#44 in the US

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44,826

#34 in the US

Oklahoma - Federal Land

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1.5%

#45 in the US

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69,899

#20 in the US

Oregon - Federal Land

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52.3%

#5 in the US

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98,379

#9 in the US

Pennsylvania - Federal Land

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2.2%

#38 in the US

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46,054

#33 in the US

Rhode Island - Federal Land

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0.7%

#51 in the US

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1,545

#50 in the US

South Carolina - Federal Land

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4.5%

#30 in the US

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32,020

#40 in the US

South Dakota - Federal Land

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5.4%

#26 in the US

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77,116

#17 in the US

Tennessee - Federal Land

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4.8%

#31 in the US

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42,144

#36 in the US

Texas - Federal Land

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1.9%

#46 in the US

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268,596

#2 in the US

Utah - Federal Land

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63.1%

#2 in the US

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84,897

#13 in the US

Vermont - Federal Land

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7.8%

#22 in the US

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9,616

#45 in the US

Virginia - Federal Land

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9.3%

#20 in the US

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42,775

#35 in the US

Washington - Federal Land

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28.6%

#12 in the US

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71,298

#18 in the US

West Virginia - Federal Land

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7.4%

#23 in the US

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24,230

#41 in the US

Wisconsin - Federal Land

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5.3%

#27 in the US

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65,496

#23 in the US

Wyoming - Federal Land

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46.7%

#6 in the US

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97,813

#10 in the US