The Government Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 6,313 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2006 the Government Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.Leave No Trace principles:Plan Ahead and PrepareTravel and Camp on Durable SurfacesDispose of Waste ProperlyLeave What You FindMinimize Campfire ImpactsRespect WildlifeBe Considerate of Other VisitorsRegulations:Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.Contact Information:ELY BLM FIELD OFFICEHC 33 Box 33500Ely, NV 89301Phone: 775-289-1800Office hours: 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Access to this Wilderness area from Baker is via State Highway 487 northwest to Federal Highway 6/50 west. After driving approximately 30 miles, turn north onto State Road 893 into North Spring Valley. Continue on this road for 40 miles, after the pavement ends, turn right (eastward) onto County Road 37. Follow the County Road for approximately 8 miles to BLM Road 23, continue straight through the intersection. The road forks in another two miles, take the right fork. Another 14 miles leads you to the northern tip of Government Peak Wilderness.
Ely District Office 702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500 Ely, NV 89301
BLM - Bureau of Land Management