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.