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Stateline Wilderness

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Size: 6,964 acres. Stateline

Location: Stateline Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California approximately three miles northwest of Primm, NV and I-15.  Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California.

Area Description : The small but pristine 7,004-acre (approximate) Stateline Wilderness contains the eastern terminus of the 15 mile long Clark Mountain Range.  The limestone/dolomite mountains are steep and rugged.  Dominant vegetation includes creosote brush and bursage on the bajadas and Mojave yucca, Joshua tree, cacti, and various mixed shrubs on the slopes.  The highest elevations contain some pinyon-juniper habitat.  There are no known permanent water sources in the wilderness.  Wildlife is typical for the Mojave Desert; including coyote, black-tailed jackrabbits, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, quail, roadrunners, rattlesnakes, and several species of lizards.

Getting There : To access this wilderness, exit Interstate 15 at Stateline. Go north from the Primadonna Resort on the Stateline Pass Road. The wilderness is due  west of this road. The eastern boundary of the wilderness generally follows the road north, then diverges at the historic traction, finally returning to Stateline Pass Road at the pass. High clearance vehicles are recommended.

Nonfederal Lands: Private lands may lie within the wilderness area. Please respect the landowner and do not use these lands without permission.

Additional Information :

Area Management

Permits are required for commercial or organized activities.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, horseback riding, hunting, camping, rock hounding, photography, and backpacking are examples of activities that can be enjoyed in this wilderness. 

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Temperatures are fairly mild in the early spring, late fall, and winter; generally 30-80?F.  Summer temperatures are extremely hot.  Temperatures are commonly over 115?F and can get well over 120?F.  Always carry water; desert springs are not reliable water sources.

Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals.  Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads.

Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a wilderness.

Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.

Pet are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times.

Horses are permitted, however you may be required to carry feed.

Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaelogical materials is a felony.  Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering to do so is prohibited by law.

CAMPING: Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days.  After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site.

Help BLM preserve California's fragile deserts.  Please park your vehicle or set up camp in previously disturbed sites.

Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down materials.  Do not cut live vegetation.

The BLM encourages all desert recreationists and travelers exploring public lands, not only within southern California but through the west, to use propylene glycol based antifreeze/coolant in their touring and recreation vehicles.  Proven safer, it will have minimal impacts on the wildlife and the environment should a leak occur.

Maps: 

  • Desert Access Guide:
    • Mesquite Lake
       
  • USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps:
    • Ivanpah Lake
    • Mesquite Lake
    • State Line Pass

 


 

 


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1303 S. Hwy 95
Needles, CA 92363
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