Government Peak Wilderness
|Government Peak Wilderness|
|Location||White Pine County, Nevada USA|
|Nearest city||Baker, Nevada|
|Area||6,313 acres (2,555 ha)|
|Governing body||U.S. Bureau of Land Management|
Government Peak Wilderness is a 6,313-acre (2,555 ha) wilderness area in the northern part of the Snake Range of White Pine County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. Located approximately 55 miles (89 km) north of the town of Baker, the Wilderness was designated in 2006 and is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Vegetation in the Wilderness is mostly desert brush and grass at the lower elevations, and a scattering of pinyon and juniper stands on the slopes of Government Peak and surrounding hills. Bare rock cliffs characterize the eastern side of the Wilderness.
Popular recreational activities in Government Peak Wilderness include camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and hunting. The area provides opportunities for solitude in George Wash, south of Government Peak, and in the higher juniper covered areas.
- Government Peak Wilderness fact sheet and map - Nevada BLM
- Government Peak Wilderness - Friends of Nevada Wilderness