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North Jackson Mountains Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2000

Act or Law: Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Act of 2000
Acres: 23438
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Humboldt   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Winnemucca Field Office
Contact Info: (775) 623-1500
5100 East Winnemucca Blvd  Winnemucca, NV89445
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Area Description

The North Jackson Mountains Wilderness is about a four hour drive from Reno. The Jackson Creek Ranch Road which runs north-south along the west side of the Wilderness provides good access.

The wilderness is about 7 miles long and 7 miles wide and is separated from the South Jackson Mountains Wilderness by a road along Jackson Creek. Parrot and Deer Creek Peaks are the highest points along the rugged range and they provide the visitor with incredible views including the Black Rock Desert Wilderness just to the west.

Riparian areas are common in this wilderness with Mary Sloan, New Years and Deer Creeks being a few of the major ones. This range was thought to have been an island when prehistoric Lake Lahonton covered much of the region.

This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.

Wildlife: Painted Lady, California Bighorn Sheep, Green-tailed Towhee, Mountain Bluebird, Violet Green Swallow, White-throated Swift, Western Kingbird, Bullock

Plan it right, and you can have entire mountain ranges to yourself when exploring wild Nevada.  (c) Brian Beffort


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