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.