CARSON CITY–The Bureau of Land Management will re-open Sand Mountain Recreation Area to the public for recreational access, including overnight camping, May 9. The reopening is part of the BLM’s phased approach to increase access to areas on a case-by-case basis.
The public should ensure safe distance practices for recreating, camping and interacting.
The BLM emphasizes that the public should follow local area health orders including Governor Sisolak’s standards for individuals, businesses and employers, practice Leave No Trace principles, practice social distancing and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
All Sand Mountain annual passes purchased prior to the closure will be extended based on the amount of time this area was closed.
Sand Mountain Recreation Area is located approximately twenty-five miles south east of Fallon, NV on U.S. 50 in Churchill County. The 4,808-acre Sand Mountain Recreation Area is a designated off-highway vehicle fee site and was temporarily closed for public safety reasons.
Details and updates on BLM operations will continue to be posted online at https://www.blm.gov/office/carson-city-district-office or www.blm.gov