The South McCullough Wilderness now contains a total of 44,245 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2002 the South McCullough 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:LAS VEGAS FIELD OFFICE, DIVISION OF NLCSBLM, Las Vegas Field Office4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.Las Vegas, NV 89130Phone: 702-515-5000
To find the McCullough Trail trailhead, turn on the Knight Ranch Road off of Las Vegas Boulevard approximately 4 miles north of Jean, NV. The Knight Ranch Road is paved for approximately 5 miles, and then turns to graded dirt. Maintenance of the road ends at an old cattle camp at the mouth of a canyon. From here you will need a vehicle with high clearance. Continue up the road approximately 2 miles and park (the road becomes a difficult to drive wash further up). Hike up the main wash to a saddle and look for the trail immediately on the left. The trail passes by an old livestock water trough at North Railroad Spring. Don't drink without first treating the water. Camping is not allowed within 300 feet of water so that wildlife have free access to this limited resource.
Las Vegas Field Office 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, NV 89130
BLM - Bureau of Land Management