Black Rock Desert Wilderness

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Black Rock Desert
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BLM map of the Black Rock-High Rock NCA and 10 wilderness areas including Black Rock Desert Wilderness
Country United States
State Nevada
Region Black Rock Desert
Location Humboldt County / Pershing County
 - elevation 1,207 m (3,960 ft)
 - coordinates 41°13′0.639″N 118°45′21.606″W / 41.21684417°N 118.75600167°W / 41.21684417; -118.75600167Coordinates: 41°13′0.639″N 118°45′21.606″W / 41.21684417°N 118.75600167°W / 41.21684417; -118.75600167
Founded 2000
Date December 21
Management Bureau of Land Management
For public Open to the public. BLM wilderness rules apply – mechanized travel prohibited.
Timezone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Topo map USGS Crowbar Spring
location of Black Rock Desert Wilderness in Nevada[1]

The Black Rock Desert Wilderness is a U S Wilderness Area in Nevada under the Bureau of Land Management. It is located in the east arm of the Black Rock Desert playa east of the Black Rock Range and west of the Jackson Mountains.[1] [2] The wilderness has a land area of 314,829 acres, or 1,274.1 km². It is the largest U.S. designated wilderness area that is managed solely by the Bureau of Land Management, and the largest that is not located within a National Forest, National Park (or Preserve), or National Wildlife Refuge. It is located within the Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, also managed by the BLM.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Black Rock Desert Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ "BLM Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area". Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-12-30.

External links

  • Black Rock Desert Wilderness page at
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