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Black Rock Desert

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Last Known StatusOpen
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Once an ancient lake, this massive silt playa consists of over 400 square miles of ultra-flat terrain. There are numerous access points and many opportunities for primitive camping. The nearby town of Gerlach has basic supplies only.

Summer temperatures can soar to well above 100F then drop considerably at night. Also note that during the winter months and wet weather conditions, the playa gets very muddy and sticky.

Although there are several hot springs scattered throughout the area, use caution (some water temperatures can range from 160F - 190F). This area is also home to the annual Burning Man event, which is held the week prior and through Labor Day weekend.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGerlach, NV
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-80 east about 30 miles to exit 43
2) At base of ramp turn left (north) on Hwy 427
3) Continue about 1.5 miles
4) Turn left on Hwy 447
5) Continue north toward the town of Gerlach, about 75 miles
6) Proceed through the outskirts of Gerlach, stage anywhere.
AREA TYPE
AreaTrail, Silt Playa
LandBLM

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Cross CountrySome Areas
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsNo Restriction
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (E)Gerlach Medical Center (775) 557-2312
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Bruno's Texaco (775) 557-2272
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (E)Bruno's Texaco (775) 557-2272
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (S)Pyramid Lake RV Park (775) 476-1156
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (S)Pyramid Lake Marina Campground (775) 476-1156
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (S)Love's Travel Stop/Fernley (775) 575-2200
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteprimitive camping
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Black Rock Landing Saloon (775) 557-2286
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Trego Hot Springs (775) 623-1500
Body of Water Water Body30+ Miles (S)Pyramid Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (S)Pyramid Lake (775) 476-0400
Contact InfoBLM - Winnemucca Field Office
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-1500
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoCrosby Lodge
30605 Sutcliffe
Sutcliffe, NV 89424
(775) 476-0400
CommentPyramid Lake info
Contact InfoIveson Ranch
P.O. Box 269
Gerlach, NV 89412
(775) 557-2804
jb@ivesonranch.com
www.ivesonranch.com
CommentOffers primitive RV and tent sites with close proximity to the Black Rock Desert.

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