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Elko District Office
Release Date: 07/12/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-055

Join the BLM for a stargazing camp out!

ELKO, Nev. – Come join the Elko District Bureau of Land Management for an astronomical fun, family camp out at North Wildhorse Recreation Area Saturday, July 21 beginning at dusk. 


Recreation interns, Ayla Anderson and Andrew McDonald, will host an evening of learning about constellations, planets, and lunar formations.  The evening’s activities will include activities designed to learn about astronomy and some telescopes will be setup to view the planets.  Bring binoculars and a healthy appetite for stargazing and a night hike through the campground.  The program is anticipated to last two hours but the stars will be out all night.


North Wildhorse Recreation Area is located approximately 70 miles north of Elko.  The campground has 18 developed campsites with tables and fire rings.  There are restroom facilities and camping fee is $6 a night.  Directions:  take State Route 225 (Mountain City Highway) about 70 miles north to North Wildhorse Recreation area, across from Wildhorse State Park.  More information can be found at:


For more information, contact Ayla Anderson at the BLM, 775-753-0336 or email   

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  

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