Government Peak Wilderness

Infobox_protected_area | name = Government Peak Wilderness
iucn_category = Ib



caption =
locator_x = 46
locator_y = 64
location = Nevada USA
nearest_city = Baker, Nevada
lat_degrees =
lat_minutes =
lat_seconds =
lat_direction = N
long_degrees =
long_minutes =
long_seconds =
long_direction = W
area = convert|6313|acre|km2|1|sing=off
established = 2006
governing_body = U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Government Peak Wilderness is a convert|6313|acre|km2|0|sing=on wilderness area in the northern part of the Snake Range of White Pine County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. Located approximately convert|55|mi|km|0|sing=off north of the town of Baker, the Wilderness was designated in 2006 and is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. [http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/gis/maps.Par.7027.File.dat/Government_combined.pdf Government Peak Wilderness] - Nevada BLM]

Vegetation

Vegetation in the Wilderness is mostly comprised of 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.

Recreation

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.

ee also

*List of wilderness areas in Nevada
*List of U.S. Wilderness Areas
*Wilderness Act

References

External links

* [http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/gis/maps.Par.7027.File.dat/Government_combined.pdf Government Peak Wilderness fact sheet and map] - Nevada BLM
* [http://www.nevadawilderness.org/library/area.asp?nMode=1&nLibraryID=76 Government Peak Wilderness] - Friends of Nevada Wilderness


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