Bureau of Land Management, California.
Horsethief Springs offers excellent bird and wildlife viewing. This perennial spring provides life giving water for resident wildlife and migrating birds alike. Wildlife viewing is best during early morning and evening hours. Birds tend to gather in thick vegetation, along washes and springs, where vegetation provides critical food and shelter. It is prohibited to camp or occupy this area for more than 30 minutes.
From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 45 miles to NV State Route 164 (Searchlight, NV). Turn left on SR 164 and drive approx. 20 miles to the CA/NV state line. The road turns into Nipton Road. Drive on Nipton Road approx. 15 miles to I-15. Take I-15 west approx. 15 miles to Cima Road. Turn right at the Cime Road exit and take Excelsior Mine/Kingston Road north approx. 10 miles. Stay on Excelsior Mine Road and drive approx. 18 miles to a BLM gate. Parking is available along the roadway. An informational kiosk is present at the site.