The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, offers opportunities for year-round fun.
When you visit, join a guided hike with a naturalist to learn about the plants and animals unique to the Spring Mountains, attend a campfire program to learn how the mountains were formed, or trek through the snow on a guided snowshoe hike.

What's happening on the mountain
  • Summer Weather - Planning a trip to the mountain? 
    Warm sun, cool breezes, and sudden thunder storms mean visitors should plan for a safe visit, so check our weather forecast, programs, and trip tips
  • Be sure to read our Summer Visitor Guide and prepare for a great trip! 

  • Programs every month
    -Junior Ranger programs Great for kids 4-12, at the Visitor Center
    -Guided Hikes A fun way to experience the Spring Mountains in the summer
    -Discovery Kits Check out a fun discovery kit at Kyle Visitor Center
    * many programs are free thanks to generous donations and grants from our community *
  • Volunteer on the Mountain:
    Hike trails, meet new people, and learn about the Spring Mountains - VOLUNTEER !
    Our volunteer opportunities offer a fun, rewarding way to give back.


  • Fire Safety is top priority!
    Forest Service Regulations:
    Fires are only allowed on in provided BBQ and campfire rings. Picnic groups can use a gas grill with an on/off switch or knob. Be safe 
    Click here for answers to FAQ's about the Carpenter 1 fire & affected areas
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***Visit the U.S. Forest Service website for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest ***