To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to Lincoln County Nevada, please travel with care and read the safety tips and frequently asked questions below. Remember, this is a high mountain desert environment with open range highways, so please be prepared.

For additional road condition information, you can call the Nevada Department of Transporation at 775-888-7000, visit the NDOT Web site or call the Bureau of Land Management at 775-726-8100.

For OHV information, please download:
Lincoln County Off-Highway Vehicle Regulations

WHAT IS OPEN RANGE?

Much of Nevada is designated as “open range” which means that the highways are not fenced and it’s the responsibility of the driver to avoid meandering animal including deer, elk, sheep and wild horses. Livesock is free to roam across the blacktop so keep an eye out, especially at night. If possible, it’s best to avoid driving long distances after dark.

IS THERE CELL PHONE RECEPTION?

Yes, Verizon works well in most the towns and AT&T works in some places. T-Mobile currently does NOT work in the county. It is recommended not to rely on cell reception outside of the main towns.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WHILE TRAVELING LINCOLN COUNTY?

Vehicle survival kits are always a good idea and all county and BLM vehicles carry some type of provisions.Some basic items include drinking water, flashlight, food/snacks, blanket or sleeping bag, first aid kit, duct tape and an assortment of tools.

ARE THERE OFF-ROAD DRIVING OPPORTUNITIES?

Yes, but you should have a high clearance vehicle. The terrain can get very rough, and damage to roads is frequent due to harsh winters and frequent flooding. Always be prepared for the possiblity of having to walk out from a destination and back to the main road.

Leave No Trace

When visiting Lincoln County, please follow the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace:

  1. Plan Ahead & Prepare
  2. Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Learn more at https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/.

 

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