Buffalo Hills Wilderness Study Area
Wilderness Area Status
Wilderness Study Area
Act or Law:
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Washoe
Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Eagle Lake Field Office
Contact Info: (530) 257-0456
2950 Riverside Drive Susanville,
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The Buffalo Hills WSA is a relatively flat terrain with small rims and shallow canyons. A point of interest is Hole-in-the-Ground, a shallow caldera 200 feet deep and one mile wide. Dominant vegetation is sagebrush with shrubs, grasses and scattered juniper.
This highly popular hunting area (for antelope, deer and chukar) provides an estimated 3,500 hunter days from August thru December.
This Wilderness Study Area is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Wildlife: Antelope, deer and chukar.