The United States Congress designated the Parsnip Peak Wilderness (map
) in 2004 and it now has a total of 43,512 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Part of the Wilson Creek Mountain Range, Parsnip Peak Wilderness provides an outstanding array of recreation and abundant solitude. The area is pristine, with riparian areas, wildlife and forest. Elevations, here, range from 6,160 to 8,916 feet.
Forest cover varies with elevation and aspect, with aspen groves predominating on the north slopes and thickets of mountain mahogany blanketing the south. Deer, elk and other ungulates browse these stands. Bald eagles like the pockets of fir which survive in craggy niches in the higher elevations. Native grasses flourish throughout the wilderness.