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Elko District Office
Release Date: 08/14/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-059

Join the BLM and learn outdoor skills!

ELKO, Nev. – Take It Outside! and join the Elko District Bureau of Land Management for a free clinic on surviving and enjoying adventures on your public lands at the Tabor Creek campground located approximately 30 miles north-northwest of Deeth, Nev. this Saturday, Aug. 18 beginning at 10 a.m.

Recreation interns, Steve Townley and Andrew McDonald, will host a day of learning about skills, gear and techniques used in popular outdoor activities. Experienced outdoor recreation educators will review basic as well as advanced information on hiking, biking, camping and backpacking in the rugged Nevada outback. After basic lessons, there will be a guided hike on trails in the area.

The Tabor Creek campground has 14 developed campsites with tables and fire rings. There are restroom facilities and camping fees are $2 a night. There is no potable water, but creek water can be boiled or purified. Directions: from Interstate 80, take the Deeth exit. Follow O’Niel-Deeth county road north 26 miles to Tabor Creek. More information can be found at

For more information, contact Andrew McDonald at the BLM, 775-753-0336 or email

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) "Take It Outside" program promotes and supports outdoor activities and experiences of children on the public lands. The program strives to improve the health of our nation's children, families and communities, while at the same time developing the next generation of public land stewards. The Elko District Office strives to offer one activity a month at different locations throughout the District.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015