North Jackson Mountains Wilderness

Description:

The North Jackson Mountains Wilderness (covering 23,437 acres) consists mainly of a juniper, and sage brush covered environment with rock formations and cliffs of various sizes. Elevations in the Wilderness range from 4,000 feet to the high point of Parrot Peak at 8,400 feet. Deep rugged canyons are laden with aspen, willow and cottonwood groves and a diverse community of riparian vegetation including; snowberry, gooseberry, wild grape and red osier dogwood. Spectacular views to the west arm of the Black Rock Desert add to the sense of isolation and solitude. The riparian streams in the area provide food, water, and shelter for resident wildlife populations. Several streams support small populations of rainbow trout. Along the streams you may find a variety of wildlife such as wild horses, mule deer, California bighorn sheep, chukar, mountain lion, and mourning doves. 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 Jackson Creek Road on the western boundary and the Trout Creek Road along the southern boundary.

Phone:

775-623-1500

Email:

wfoweb@blm.gov

Address:

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

Activities:

Climbing Historic & Cultural Site Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Picnicking Wilderness

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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