Description - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles.
- Northern Nevada's Cowboy Country remains one of the last outposts of the real American West.
The area has vast amounts of public lands, mostly administered by the BLM, but also by the US Forest Service and several other agencies. The Humboldt National Forest administers much of the high elevation forest in the mountain ranges which cut through the area. The Jarbridge Wilderness, is one of several wildernesses on the Humboldt National Forest. Rye Patch, South Fork and Wildhorse Recreation Areas offer camping and water based recreation opportunities in an otherwise arid region.
Recreation - This large area offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular include camping, fishing, boating, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hunting.
Climate - The area's climate is typical of northern Nevada's desert country. Rainfall is slight, averaging less than 6 inches annually. Clear, sunny skies are the rule, with summer daytime temperatures peaking near 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the title suggests, the area is located within the northern band of Nevada. The region is bisected by Interstate 80 and includes towns such as Wendover, Elko, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca and Lovesick.