The United States Congress designated the Wovoka Wilderness (map
) in 2014 and it now has a total of 48,981 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Forest Service.
The Wovoka Wilderness was designated in December 2014. The wilderness is in the Great Basin, in western Nevada. The wilderness is named for Wovoka, a Northern Paiute, known for his visions and prophecies related to the Ghost Dance. The high point in the Wovoka Wilderness is 9,544' atop Bald Mountain. There are no system trails in the wilderness, and water is very scarce. Vegetation and wildlife are classic Great Basin: pinyon, juniper, sagebrush, mule deer, sage grouse. The Wovoka Wilderness rewards exploration and wandering. You'll find expansive views on Bald Mountain, narrow canyons, dry lakebeds, and windswept silence.