• A Lifetime of Exploration Awaits You

    Friends of Black Rock High Rock invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons, vast open spaces, alkali flats and fantastically formed hot springs and buttes. Long ago, ancient Lake Lahontan covered the area and you can still see those shoreline scars today. The Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation area contains over 1.2 million acres to explore. More

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    Fly Ranch Nature Walk

    Join us as we take a walk through the unique landscape of Fly Ranch, home to many species of wildlife, dozens of springs and beautiful geysers.

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    Updates from the Black Rock – May 2019

    It’s been a beautiful spring in the Black Rock. For a moment Desert Peach bloomed and ruled the steppes but was quickly replaced by Arrowleaf Balsamwood. Now we look for paintbrush and lupine. Season change brings flowers and housekeeping. We assessed our visitor center and have renovations in the works. We dropped in on Guru […]


    Black Rock Rendezvous 2019

    Camping Location: Playa. Coordinates TBD Join Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and the Bureau of Land Management in the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of camping, restoration, exploration, celebration, and education! This is a Leave No Trace Camping Event. Come prepared. Bring all of your own food and water, […]





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      Chuck Dodd’s “Guide to the Black Rock Desert”.

      An essential for every traveler.

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