Sloan Canyon Visitor Contact Station Opens Daily Starting October 1
LAS VEGAS – The Sloan Canyon Visitor Contact Station will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting October 1. The station has been open Fridays-Sundays since May. The Sloan Visitor Contact Station is located at the end of Nawghaw Poa Road near Henderson, Nevada.
Sloan Canyon was designated as a National Conservation Area in 2002 and its 48,438 acres provide peace and solitude for those who visit the unique scenic and geologic features and extraordinary cultural resources. Surroundings can vary from lowland dry lake beds to volcanic rock peaks reaching more than 5,000 feet.
The centerpiece of the area is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, one of the most significant cultural resources in Southern Nevada. The site includes more than 300 rock art panels with 1,700 individual design elements, which are believed to have been created by native cultures from the Achaic to historic era. Visitors are asked to help preserve this precious resource. While in Petroglyph Canyon, remain on the trail as climbing on the walls near the rock art may cause damage. Photographs and sketches are great ways to remember your visit, but rubbings are not permitted. Please do not touch the rock art because contact with the oils in skin will damage them.
More information on Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is available at https://www.blm.gov/sloan-canyon-nca.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.