Austin-Tonopah Ranger District

Linear chains of mountains, separated by long valleys, stretch north-to-south across central Nevada forming the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District’s rocky-mountainous terrain. In the lower elevations, the valleys vary from lush fertile fields to barren playas created from evaporated minerals such as salt. Elevations on the District range from approximately 5,000 feet on the valley floor to 11,941 feet at Mount Jefferson’s South Summit, the highest peak located in the Alta Toquima Wilderness area. 

 

  • Austin-Tonopah Ranger District Fact Sheet

 

  • DISTRICT RANGER: Lance Brown

 

  • OFFICES:

Austin Office

100 Midas Canyon Rd.
P.O. Box 130
Austin, NV 89310

775-964-2671

Tonopah Office

1400 S. Erie Main St.
P.O. Box 3940
Tonopah, NV 89049

775-482-6286

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST)

Closed Holidays

 

 

 

CAMPGROUNDS

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Campgrounds

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Hope Valley

May - September,  as weather and conditions allow

$22 Single/ $40 Double

Yes, reservations are required for most campsites at www.recreation.gov.

Sites 1, 3, 11, 15, and 20 require no reservation and are first come first served.

Woodfords/South Lake Tahoe, California

 

 

 

 

 

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

 

DAY USE AREAS

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Day Use Areas

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Galena Creek Visitor Center 

Year-Round

    No          

No

Reno, Nevada

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

 

TRAILHEADS

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Trailheads

Season

Wilderness Area Access/Entry Point

Trail Access

Nearest Town(s)

Armstrom Pass 

April - November, as weather and conditions allow

    No          

 

South Lake  Tahoe/Woodfords, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNO-PARK

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Sno-Park

Season

Fee 

Nearest Town(s)

Hope Valley Sno-Park

November 1 - May 30, as weather and conditions allow

California Sno-Park Permit - $5 per day or $25 for the season, per vehicle.

Click here to purchase online. 

Woodfords/ South Lake Tahoe, California

 

 

WILDERNESS AREAS

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Wilderness Areas

Permits

Acreage

Maps

Nearest Town(s)

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Voluntary self- registration

77,862

4.39 MB

Carson City, Nevada/Markleeville, Bridgeport, Walker,  and Coleville, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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