The United States Congress designated the Jimbilnan Wilderness (map) in 2002 and it now has a total of 18,879 acres.
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the National Park Service.
The Jimbilnan Wilderness is bordered by
the Pinto Valley Wilderness to the west.
The Jimbilnan Wilderness contains mountainous terrain representing the northeast extremities of the Black Mountains. They contrast directly with the flat surface of the waters of Lake Mead in the distance. The colorful sand dunes in this area are known habitat for two rare plants, the Beaver Dam milkvetch and the sticky buckwheat.
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Jimbilnan Wilderness.