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Warm Springs Wilderness

General Location Maps Contacts Area Management Wilderness Laws Trip Planning

General Trip Planning Information

Plan ahead, always check weather conditions prior to your trip. Summer time temperatures often exceed 100° F. The summer climate in this wilderness unit is harsh.

Recreational Opportunities

The area provides excellent opportunities for recreation such as camping, hiking, hunting, backpacking, picnicking, horseback riding, wildlife observation, and photography. Group size limits of 10 people and six pack animals are encouraged. Water is relatively scarce in this part of the Black Mountains. Springs shown on topographic maps can generally be relied upon for drinking water. Following rainy weather, pothole water is available, but can dry up quickly. Purification of all water is a necessity.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Daytime temperatures during the summer months are over 100 degrees. Temperatures are more moderate between October 1 and April 30th.

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