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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
AreaMotorized Trails, Silt Playa
LandBLM

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesNevada registration is not required if the vehicle is already registered in another state and will be located in Nevada for no more than 15 days.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
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
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingSome Areas
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

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
Contact InfoBLM - Winnemucca Field Office
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-1500
wfoweb@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoCrosby Lodge
30605 Sutcliffe
Sutcliffe, NV 89424
(775) 476-0400
crosbypl1@outdrs.net
www.crosbylodge.net
CommentPyramid Lake info
Contact InfoIveson Ranch
P.O. Box 269
Gerlach, NV 89412
(775) 557-2804
jb@ivesonranch.com
www.ivesonranch.com
CommentPrimitive RV and tent sites with close proximity to the Black Rock Desert.

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