China Mountain Wilderness Study Area
Wilderness Area Status
Wilderness Study Area
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State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Pershing
Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Winnemucca Field Office
Contact Info: (775) 623-1500
5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard Winnemucca,
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The China Mountain WSA is on the east slope of the Tobin Range. The area encompases a high plateau, steep sliffs and rolling hills on the east slope. Elevantions range from 5,000 to 8,842 feet. Two main canyons and several smaller canyons support sagebrush with some pinyon-juniper and riparian vegetation along the canyon bottoms. The WSA measures about 7 miles long and 3 miles wide.
Hiking, camping, rock climbing and nature study are good here. The China Mountain plateau and the Hoffman and Lee Canyons are exceptionally scenic.
Hoffman Canyon supports a fair fishery habitat for brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout.
This Wilderness Study Area is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.