High Rock Lake Wilderness

Description:

The High Rock Lake Wilderness (59,107 acres) contains the northern portion of the Calico Mountains. Much of the area consists of large mesa which slants downward to the east. The west side of the area consists of rim rock bluffs and the northwest corner is occupied by the intermittent High Rock Lake. High Rock Lake was created about 14,000 years ago after a large rockslide closed the original outlet to High Rock and Little High Rock canyons. The new outlet cut Fly Canyon, a narrow rim bound canyon that empties at Soldier Meadows. A special feature of Fly Canyon is the potholes. These are erosional features that have formed in the bedrock of the canyon by the swirling and whirl pool action of the stream. Part of the northern boundary road of High Rock Lake is the route of the Applegate-Lassen Trail. Today's visitor sees essentially the same landscape that the earlier pioneers saw. Elevation ranges from 4,000 feet to 7,000 feet with scattered vegetation of saltbrush and sage brush providing habitat for the resident mule deer, prong horn antelope, wild horse and sage. Please follow the regulations and practice Leave No Trace / TreadLightly! principles when visiting to protect the unique natural and experiential qualities of this special area. Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are prohibited. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.

Directions:

The Wilderness is located in western Humboldt County. The best access to the Wilderness is located along the maintained Soldier Meadows Road that forms the eastern boundary of the Wilderness.

Phone:

775-623-1500

Email:

wfoweb@blm.gov

Address:

Black Rock Field Office 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445

Activities:

Historic & Cultural Site Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Picnicking Wildlife Viewing Wilderness

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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