Government Peak Wilderness, NV
Bureau of Land Management
The Government Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 6,313 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2006 the Government Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.
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.
Leave No Trace principles:
Address:Ely District Office
702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500
Access to this Wilderness area from Baker is via State Highway 487 northwest to Federal Highway 6/50 west. After driving approximately 30 miles, turn north onto State Road 893 into North Spring Valley. Continue on this road for 40 miles, after the pavement ends, turn right (eastward) onto County Road 37. Follow the County Road for approximately 8 miles to BLM Road 23, continue straight through the intersection. The road forks in another two miles, take the right fork. Another 14 miles leads you to the northern tip of Government Peak Wilderness.