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Northern Nevada

Battle Mountain BLM Field Office
Elko BLM Field Office
Humboldt National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Jarbidge Ranger District
Mountain City Ranger District
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Ruby Mountains Ranger District
Rye Patch Reservoir
Rye Patch State Recreation Area
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
South Fork State Recreation Area
Wild Horse State Recreation Area
Winnemucca BLM Field Office

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Description - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles.

Attractions - Northern Nevada's Cowboy Country remains one of the last outposts of the real American West.
The area has vast amounts of public lands, mostly administered by the BLM, but also by the US Forest Service and several other agencies. The Humboldt National Forest administers much of the high elevation forest in the mountain ranges which cut through the area. The Jarbridge Wilderness, is one of several wildernesses on the Humboldt National Forest. Rye Patch, South Fork and Wildhorse Recreation Areas offer camping and water based recreation opportunities in an otherwise arid region.

Recreation - This large area offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular include camping, fishing, boating, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hunting.

Climate - The area's climate is typical of northern Nevada's desert country. Rainfall is slight, averaging less than 6 inches annually. Clear, sunny skies are the rule, with summer daytime temperatures peaking near 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Location - As the title suggests, the area is located within the northern band of Nevada. The region is bisected by Interstate 80 and includes towns such as Wendover, Elko, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca and Lovesick.

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Report: Hi everyone! I am thinking about hiking/backpacking in the Jarbridge Wilderness during my spring break from college at the end of March. Does anyone have any tips for me in planning a trip, or know what the weather might be like at that time? I would greatly appreciate any information and tips you could give me. Thanks a lot!

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Report: While visiting Northern Nevada I found the Soldier Meadows Guest ranch. A real working cattle ranch and the history of the Applegate/Lassen Trail and High Rock Canyon. Great place.

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Contact Information:
Nevada Commission on Tourism, Capitol Complex , Carson City, NV, 89710, Phone: 702-687-4322

Additional Information:
Nevada Travel Regions - We have divided Nevada into five geographic travel regions: Northern Nevada, Reno-Tahoe Region, Central Nevada, South-Central Nevada, and the Las Vegas Region. These regions can help narrow the search for a recreation area close to you.

Nevada Commission on Tourism - For statewide information.


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