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Nellis Wash Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2002
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Act or Law: Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002
Acres: 16423
State Region: Southern Nevada
County Regions: Clark   


Managing Agency: National Park Service
Local District: Alan Bible Visitor Center
Contact Info: (702) 293-8990
151 Lakeshore Scenic Drive  Las Vegas, NV89101
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Area Description

The Nellis Wash Wilderness is a flat bajada sloping gently south from the Sheep Range. It is highly eroded, creating a deeply rutted but uniform terrain. Located at the north end of Las Vegas Valley, it is cut by roads into three smaller areas. Elevations rise to 2,789 feet

Creosote bush scrub

Horned lizard, greater roadrunner, crissal thrasher and cactus wren.

Threatened Species
Desert tortoise lives here, within the Piute-Eldorado Valley Desert Tortoise ACEC




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