Cresent Sand Dunes - Nevada

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Last updated 02/05/2011

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Includes 3 locations in the following area:

  • United States: NV

Name: Crescent Dunes
Western Nevada near the town of Tonopah

Dunes are visible from Highway 95 a few miles north of Tonopah. This small dune complex is often deserted. Mostly used by local riders. There are no signs, and the area feels very remote. Winter temperatures can be quite cold.

The dunes have been designated a Special Recreation Management Area (SMRA) by the BLM.

Elevation - 5032 ft.

3,000 acres

From Tonopah (junction of Hwy 95 and Hwy 6):

North on Highway 95 from Tonopah towards Hawthorne for 4.6 miles. Turn right on Pole Line Rd. Go north for about 9 miles and turn right on dirt road leading to the dunes. The camping area is 2 miles in, next to the first large crescent-shaped dune.

Camping Area(s):
Very small camping area next to the large crescent shaped dune. The area is only large enough for a few rigs.

Fees: None
Whip flag that extends 8 ft. from the ground

No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle in a manner likely to cause environmental damage. Do not run over vegetation.

Bring in, dispose of or possess any firewood containing nails, screws, or other metal hardware.

Spark arresters are required on all OHV's.

Other Information:
No trash collection. Pack it out.

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