Services, Getting There
Hikes & Trails
DeLorme Gazetteer: pages 19 & 27.
Map of Black Rock Desert Wilderness (PDF)
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
The Black Rock Desert is one of the largest, virtually undeveloped desert valley floors in the United States. By far the largest designated wilderness in Nevada, the Black Rock Desert runs about 40 miles long north to south and about 20 miles wide, east to west. Its designation added an ecosystem to the National Wilderness Preservation System that was largely missing, a desert playa with saltbush-greasewood components.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Wildlife: American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Notostraca Shield Shrimp, Black-bellied Plover, Semi-palmated Plover, Snowy Plover, Fairy Shrimp, Cinammon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Desert Horned Lizard, Dark Kangaroo Mouse, Ord
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