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Stateline Wilderness

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Photograph taken in  the Stateline Wilderness


The United States Congress designated the Stateline Wilderness (map) in 1994 and it now has a total of 6,964 acres. All of this wilderness is located in California and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Stateline Wilderness is bordered by the Mesquite Wilderness to the west.


The small but pristine Stateline Wilderness contains the eastern terminus of the 15 mile long Clark Mountain Range. The limestone/dolomite mountains are steep and rugged. Dominant vegetation includes creosote brush and bursage on the bajadas and Mojave yucca, Joshua tree, cacti, and various mixed shrubs on the slopes. The highest elevations contain some pinyon-juniper habitat. There are no known permanent water sources in the Wilderness. Wildlife is typical for the Mojave Desert; including coyote, black-tailed jackrabbits, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, quail, roadrunners, rattlesnakes, and several species of lizards.

Planning to Visit the Stateline 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 Stateline 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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