Services, Getting There
Getting there: The Jackson Creek Ranch Road which runs north-south along the west side of the Wilderness provides good access.
Hikes & Trails
USGS topo: Deer Creek Slough & Bottle Creek. DeLorme Gazetteer: pages 19 & 20.
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
The North Jackson Mountains Wilderness is about a four hour drive from Reno. The Jackson Creek Ranch Road which runs north-south along the west side of the Wilderness provides good access.
The wilderness is about 7 miles long and 7 miles wide and is separated from the South Jackson Mountains Wilderness by a road along Jackson Creek. Parrot and Deer Creek Peaks are the highest points along the rugged range and they provide the visitor with incredible views including the Black Rock Desert Wilderness just to the west.
Riparian areas are common in this wilderness with Mary Sloan, New Years and Deer Creeks being a few of the major ones. This range was thought to have been an island when prehistoric Lake Lahonton covered much of the region.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Wildlife: Painted Lady, California Bighorn Sheep, Green-tailed Towhee, Mountain Bluebird, Violet Green Swallow, White-throated Swift, Western Kingbird, Bullock
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