Current Protection

National Monument

Management Agencies

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service

Year Protected

March 21, 2023

Total Area

506,814 Acres

The Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh) National Monument in Southern Nevada contains some of the most visually stunning, biologically diverse, and culturally significant lands in the entire Mojave Desert. Stretching from the Newberry Mountains in the east to the New York, South McCullough, Castle, and Piute mountains in the west, these lands feature dramatic peaks, scenic canyons, natural springs, sloping bajadas covered with ancient Joshua tree forests, unique grasslands, and a rich history of rock art and other cultural sites. The entire area is considered sacred by ten Yuman speaking tribes as well as the Hopi and Chemehuevi Paiute.

A coalition of tribes, who have been living on and with these lands for countless generations, conservation groups, recreation interests, and others worked to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument to permanently protect these treasured lands. 

Agency Information

Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management 

Local District: Las Vegas Field Office

Address: 4701 North Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130

Phone: (702) 515-5000/(702) 872-5486


Managing Agency: National Park Service

Local Unit: Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Address: 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005

Phone: (702) 293-8990