Dispersed
Equestrian
Fires Allowed
About BLM Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
No Pets
No Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Location
BLM Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area is located in Nevada
Latitude
40.949 N
Longitude
-118.8877 W
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1 Review of BLM Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
Remote, harsh, spectacular

Free/dispersed camping. Camped here in May 2020. Right at Black Rock hot spring and then in the middle of the playa. Camping near the hot springs (Trego or Black Rock, there’s also Soldier Meadows) is typical dispersed camping. Camping on the playa is unlike anything else. It’s a vast stretch of packed desert, 20x30 some miles. If you leave your camper/rig on the playa, make sure you save GPS coordinates, or you may have trouble finding it. Also, if driving on the playa, stay away from darker areas as there may be water/mud. Easy to get stuck. Lots of hiking trails, rock hounding, emigrant and Native American history. No services of any kind. Bring what you need. No cell service. Nearest town/supply is Gerlach. Spectacular night sky. Unique, amazing place. Not for everyone. Can’t wait to go back.