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Description - This northern Nevada Region encompasses four Bureau of Land Management's Recreational Areas, Pine Forest, Black Rock Desert, Water Canyon and High Rock Canyon.

Each of these areas provide differing recreational opportunities for visitors. Tourists can experience ranges in elevation from 4,800 to 8,400 feet, together with desert conditions and lush vegetation within the forested areas. These geological difference provide a wide range of recreational access to people visiting the area.

Attractions - Winnemucca Region supplies various recreational opportunities for visitors to the area. Within the remote Pine Forest Recreation Area access is given for scenic viewing, photography, nature study, primitive camping and mountain biking.

The secluded lush Water Canyon area provides picnicking, bird watching and camping.

Black Rock Desert area provides spectacular scenic opportunities surround the vast white playa that remains from the now dry ancient Lake Lahontan. Primitive camping and opportunities for solitude are present.

The High Rock Canyon area was once part of the alternate route to the Oregon Trail and subsequently became the Applegate-Lassen Trail in 1849; this portion of the California National Historic Trail is considered one of the most historic canyon routes in the West. Scenic steep canyon walls of basaltic flows have been carved over centuries of wind and water.

Recreation - Facilities in this Bureau of Land Management Region include, scenic viewing, nature study, photography, primitive camping, mountain biking, picnicking, bird watching and hiking.

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 - The Winnemucca Region is located throughout Northern Nevada. The recreational areas can be supplied by highways 95, 93 and 80.

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Contact Information:
Winnemucca Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd , Winnemucca, NV, 89445, Phone: 775-623-1500, Fax: 775-623-1503

Additional Information:
Central Nevada - This area spans the center of Nevada, straddling U.S. Hwy. 50. It is often referred to as Pony Express Territory because U.S. Hwy. 50 parallels the historic Pony Express route.
Nevada BLM Lands - Scattered throughout the state, the Nevada BLM lands range from cliff dominate-river channels, sweeping panoramas from high-elevation pinyon-juniper mountains to stark and expansive white playas, geologic wonders, and wide-open spaces.
Northern Nevada - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles. The area has beautiful areas such as the 113,167 acre Jarbidge Wilderness, the 11,000 acre Rye Patch Reservoir, Angel Lake, Battle Mountain and the Ruby Mountains.
Reno-Tahoe Region - This incredible area offers the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe's crystalline waters, rolling forests of pine and fir, snow-covered mountains, an ancient sea turned into a desert lake, historic mining towns and much more.

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