CLIMATE: Mild summer temperatures make it a favorite recreation area. Winters bring snow and ice and roads are usually maintained but may be poor until snow plows arrive.
CAMPING: Elevation 6200ft/use May-Nov/33 fee camping sites with picnic tables, some have shade covers, fire rings, grills/3 fee group camp sites/6 fee picnic sites with a grill and table/6 restrooms/2 showers/water/tents & trailers, maximum length 24ft.
OFF ROAD VEHICLES: The majority of Elko County is classified as "open" to off-road vehicle use. Opportunities vary from well maintained gravel roads to hundreds of miles of primitive, back country "two-tracks". There are some Wilderness Study Areas and the areas within the Special Recreation Management Areas have a "limited" ORV (Off Road Vehicle) designation and all vehicles are required to stay on existing roads and two-track routes-in these areas NO cross country travel is permitted.
BOATING: Fee boat launch with 12 parking spaces.
FISHING: Very popular fishing spot for locals and travelers alike. More information to follow.
ICE FISHING: Winter months this is a favorite ice fishing destination. In February, the annual Wild Horse Ice Fishing Tournament draws people from as far away as Reno, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.
HUNTING: Wild Horse provides convenient camping access for people hunting in the northern portions of Areas 6 and 7.
WINTER RECREATION: Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing are VERY popular here, there are many many miles of places to go and play. It is wide open and accessible.
CONTACT: Wild Horse State Recreation Area, HC-31 Box 265 Elko, Nv 89801 (775) 758-6493 or Elko Regional Headquaters HC-30 419-13 Elko, Nv 89801 (702) 744-2010.