The Bureau of Land Management reminds public of important safety information while recreating at Sand Mountain Recreation Area


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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Sand Mountain Recreation Area, located approximately 25 miles east of Fallon, has seen an increase in recreationists during holiday weekends. Within the last few years, Sand Mountain visitation during Easter weekend has increased to approximately 2,500 visitors.  

Reservations are not available, and passes must be purchased through prior to recreating at Sand Mountain. Camping is only allowed in the designated and defined camping areas. No refunds will be issued to pass holders.

The increase in visitation has created human health and safety issues including loss of human life, burn injuries, property damage, fires, trash pollution, human waste pollution, and resource damage.

“It is recommended all recreationists wear helmets and seat belts/harness at all times and is especially important for all youth riders,” said Kim Dow, Carson City District Manager.

Please recreate at Sand Mountain responsibly and do your part to keep the area clean and safe.   

For more information call 775-885-6000.