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Becky Peak Wilderness

General Location Contacts Area Management Wilderness Laws Trip Planning

Introduction

The United States Congress designated the Becky Peak Wilderness (map) in 2006 and it now has a total of 18,119 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Description

The Becky Peak Wilderness lies at the northern end of the Schell Creek Range in eastern Nevada. Vegetation primarily includes desert brush and grass at the lower elevations and a scattering of pinyon pine and juniper stands on the upland slopes of Becky Peak and surrounding hillsides. Atop Becky Peak itself (9,859 feet), you will encounter bristlecone and limber pine trees. Remember that cutting or removing vegetation is not permitted. Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down material.

Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and include yarrow, prickly poppy, prickly pear cactus, larkspur, lupine, paintbrush, and Sego lilies. Pronghorn antelope are frequently seen through the sagebrush lowlands. Other animals that may be spotted on a visit to Becky Peak Wilderness include mule deer, wild horses, lizards and a variety of birds.

Maps: USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps: Becky Peak, Cherry Spring, Goshute Lake South, and -Lages Station BLM 1:100,000 Maps: Kern Mountains, and Currie

Planning to Visit the Becky Peak Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

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 Becky Peak Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.



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