Are you using a screen reader? Click here to view the navigation links for this site as a bulleted list.

Partner logos: BLM, FWS, FS, NPS, University of Montana Logo
Connecting federal employees, scientists, educators, and the public with their wilderness heritage
Text size: A | A | A  [Print]

North Jackson Mountains Wilderness

General Location Maps Contacts Area Management Wilderness Laws Trip Planning Images Volunteer


The United States Congress designated the North Jackson Mountains Wilderness (map) in 2000 and it now has a total of 23,439 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The North Jackson Mountains Wilderness is bordered by the South Jackson Mountains Wilderness to the south.


The Wilderness contains the northern portion of the Jackson Mountains. Elevations in the Wilderness range from 4,000 to 8,400 feet on top of Parrot Peak. Sagebrush is the dominant vegetation type, with saltbrush and greasewood occurring at the lower elevations. Several canyons also contain willows, cottonwoods, aspens and other riparian species. Junipers also occur in the higher elevations. Deep rugged canyons dissect the wilderness. Wildlife in the area include California bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, mountain lions, coyotes, and sagegrouse.

Planning to Visit the North Jackson Mountains 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 North Jackson Mountains 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.

Give us your feedback