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Antelope Range Wilderness Study Area

Wilderness Area Status

Wilderness Study Area
Year Designated:

Act or Law:
Acres: 43700
State Region: West Central Nevada
County Regions: Nye   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Battle Mountain field Office
Contact Info: (775) 635-4000
50 Bastian Road  Battle Mountain, NV89820
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Area Description

Situated 20 miles from the nearest paved road and including the northern end of the Hot Creek Range, the Antelope Range Wilderness Study Area encompasses over 80,000 acres of wild and remote country. Diverse topography, vegetation, and wildlife characterize this extensive area. Important archaeological sites can be found within the WSA including Shoshone Indian wickiups and the James Wild Horse Trap, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wilderness designation will help protect the archaeological as well as the wild attributes of this beautiful country.

This Wilderness Study Area is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.


Ash-flow tuff formations tell of ancient volcanic devastation in the region  (c) Norman Herterich

Otherworldly rock formations add mystery and adventure to the Antelope Range.  (c) Norman Herterich

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