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Black Rock-High Rock Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, NV

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

Spectacular scenic opportunities abound in one of the largest and flattest alkaline playas in the United States. The Playa is a now-dry remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan; it is 44 miles long (oriented north-south), and averages 7 miles in width. Opportunities for solitude are considerable. A variety of interesting geologic features dominate the landscape. The near-pristine Applegate-Lassen section of the California National Historic Trail traverses the Playa.

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • CAMPING
  • CLIMBING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Winnemucca District Office
5100 East Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca,NV,89445
Phone: 775-623-1500
Email: wfoweb@blm.gov

Directions:

From Reno, take Interstate 80 east to Wadsworth. Travel north for 75 miles on State Highway 447 to Gerlach.

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