Smoke Creek Desert
The "Smoke Creek Desert" is roughly the same elevation and consistency as the Black Rock Desert, but is largely undriveable. It is located west and south of Gerlach and extends almost to Pyramid Lake.
The railroad skirts the eastern edge of the playa, and the Smoke Creek Road skirts the western edge.
- John Evanoff, "Deep Hole and Sand Pass," February, 2007.
- Jeffrey D. Johnson, "Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout #32" (2011). Reproduced as An ECV History of the Smoke Creek Desert
- Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 To 1867 The California Military Museum
- P.A. Glancy and F.E. Rush. "Water-resources appraisal of Smoke Creek–San Emidio Desert, Nevada and California." Water Resources Reconnaissance Series Report 44. 1968 (Cover includes image of the Smoke Creek Desert. Inside photo of the "deserted railroad town of Smoke Creek")
- Israel Cook Russell, "Sketch of the geological history of Lake Lahontan, a Quaternary lake of northwestern Nevada," 1885
- Colonel George Ruhlen, "Early Nevada Forts," p. 55, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Volume VII, Number 3-4, 1964. Camp Smoke Creek (1862-1866), Camp Pollock (p. 47)