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Johnson Lane Area

Monday, December 9, 2019

Other Names

Johnson Lane, Johnson Lane Area, Williams Canyon Wells, Pine Nut Mountains, Fort Churchill, Dayton, Carson City, Pine Nut Forest, Carson Valley

Last Known StatusOpen

This free area offers miles of sandy, novice friendly ATV trails as well as several steep hill climbs and play areas. The main staging area is large and flat, with plenty of room for large toy-haulers or RVs. There are no services, but primitive camping is permitted and there are suitable sites scattered throughout the area. For even more trails follow the main route north toward the Pine Nut Mountains.

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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 UTV & 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 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
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TERRAIN

Approx Size9,600 acres (15 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5000 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Littlesome steep chutes

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Carson City
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Carson City
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Carson City
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Silver City RV Resort (775) 267-3359
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Silver City RV Resort (775) 267-3359
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Carson City

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Prosfree, mostly novice friendly ATV trails, large staging area, nice desert scenery
Consno services, very little shade
Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
Spring/Fall
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMinden, NV
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From: Carson City, NV
1) Take 395 south about 10 miles
2) Turn left (east) on Johnson Lane, continue about 4 miles.
3) Paved road will turn to dirt, continue about 100 yards
4) Stage here.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Carson City Field Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 885-6000
ccfoweb@blm.gov
www.blm.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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The main staging area has a play area and no services.

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