Black Rock Desert Wilderness

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Black Rock Desert
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BLM map of the Black Rock-High Rock NCA and 10 wilderness areas including Black Rock Desert Wilderness
Map showing the location of Black Rock Desert
Map showing the location of Black Rock Desert
location of Black Rock Desert Wilderness in Nevada[1]
LocationBlack Rock Desert, Nevada, United States
Coordinates41°13′0.639″N 118°45′21.606″W / 41.21684417°N 118.75600167°W / 41.21684417; -118.75600167Coordinates: 41°13′0.639″N 118°45′21.606″W / 41.21684417°N 118.75600167°W / 41.21684417; -118.75600167
Elevation1,207 m (3,960 ft)
OperatorBureau of Land Management

The Black Rock Desert Wilderness is a U S Wilderness Area in Nevada under the Bureau of Land Management. It is located in the east arm of the Black Rock Desert playa east of the Black Rock Range and west of the Jackson Mountains.[1] [2] The wilderness has a land area of 314,829 acres, or 1,274.1 km². It is the largest U.S. designated wilderness area that is managed solely by the Bureau of Land Management, and the largest that is not located within a National Forest, National Park (or Preserve), or National Wildlife Refuge. It is located within the Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, also managed by the BLM.

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  1. ^ a b "Black Rock Desert Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ "BLM Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area". Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-12-30.

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