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Parsnip Peak Wilderness

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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.

Planning to Visit the Parsnip 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 Parsnip 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.