Black Canyon Wilderness (Nevada) Information

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Black Canyon Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Black Canyon Wilderness
Map showing the location of Black Canyon Wilderness
Location Clark County, Nevada, United States
Nearest city Boulder
Coordinates 35°54′N 114°43′W / 35.900°N 114.717°W / 35.900; -114.717 [1]

35°54′N 114°43′W / 35.900°N 114.717°W / 35.900; -114.717 [1]
Area17,220 acres (6,970 ha)
EstablishedNovember 6, 2002
Governing body National Park Service

The Black Canyon Wilderness in the state of Nevada is a 17,220-acre (6,970 ha) wilderness area located in the Dry Lake Watershed along Dry Lake Valley at Black Canyon of the Colorado, west of the Great Basin Divide. It is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Immediately to the south is the El Dorado Wilderness, in the El Dorado Mountains. Together, the two wilderness areas protect 49,170 acres (19,900 ha). [2] [3] [4] [5]


  1. ^ "Black Canyon Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  2. ^ "Black Canyon Wilderness". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Black Canyon Wilderness". Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Eldorado Wilderness" (PDF). Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002" (PDF). U.S. Congress. November 6, 2002. Retrieved August 9, 2015.

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