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White Rock Range Wilderness

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Sunset sweeps over a meadow of trees and flowers; in the distance is a group of cloudly mountains.
Library image #2834: Parsnip Peak


The United States Congress designated the White Rock Range Wilderness (map) in 2004 and it now has a total of 24,249 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


The White Rock Range Wilderness is a lightly visited pristine mountain range with gently rolling foothills covered in sagebrush, pinyon pine and juniper, and scattered ponderosa pines. Numerous side canyons and drainages dissect the north-south trending range while a high, windswept plateau covered with aspens and pockets of white fir lies toward the northern end of the area, roamed by a variety of wildlife including elk, mule deer, ferruginous, hawk, eagles, and wild horses. The plateau extends toward the 9,146 foot White Rock Peak, which stands nearly 3,000 feet above the lowest point in the Wilderness.

Planning to Visit the White Rock Range 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 White Rock Range 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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