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Snow Play Area Notice: Snow play areas are only open when the snow is over 12 inches deep. Please call to verify if snow play is open prior to arriving at 702-872-5577 or 702-826-0366. An insurance waiver is required for snow play. This waiver can be filled out prior to arrival if downloaded at www.AmericanLL.com/snowplay.

FOXTAIL GRP PICNIC AREA, NV

Photo: FOXTAIL GRP PICNIC AREA
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Foxtail Group Picnic Area is located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 47 miles from downtown Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving, and winter snowplay in this forested desert oasis.

Natural Features:

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is a beautiful island in the desert, brimming with breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna. The Bristlecone pine, the world's oldest organism, and the rare Mount Charleston blue butterfly are both found within the Spring Mountains.

More than 100 springs create the namesake for the mountain range, making it the perfect place to escape the heat of the city.

The picnic area is set among a forest of towering ponderosa pine which provides limited shade. The area affords views of the surrounding Spring Mountains.

Recreation:

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on the 1.3-mile Sawmill Trail and the 6.2-mile Bristlecone Trail. Both begin just a short drive from Foxtail. When there is at least 12 inches of snow on the ground, Foxtail becomes a winter playground for sledding and tubing.

Facilities:

This picnic area is a day-use site only. During the summer, seven group sites are available, each with picnic and serving tables, grills and campfire circles. The two largest have pavilions and fireplaces. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. During the winter, fees are per vehicle for snowplay. There is a selfpay station. Firerings will be usable. Restrooms will be provided.

Nearby Attractions:

More than 60 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the area; two trails allow mountain biking. Rock climbing, picnicking and scenic driving are popular activities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is for day-use only; no overnight camping allowed
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis outside the reservation season
  • Parking space is limited; an extra vehicle fee will be collected on-site
  • Water spigots are shared between sites
  • Please call 702-515-5400 to check current fire restrictions
  • Click here for more info about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.30861, -115.66944
36°18'31"N, 115°40'10"W

From Las Vegas, Nevada, take Highway 95 north to the junction with Highway 156/Lee Canyon, turn left and travel approximately 19 miles to the picnic area, which is on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FOXTAIL GRP PICNIC AREA
TOIYABE
  NV 

Phone Number:

Information:  (702)872-5577
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