Tips for a great visit

Picnics and Camping  For campsite or large group picnic areaKyle Canyon picnic site information or reservations, find the site you would like and click the direct link for more information. If you choose to picnic outside of the developed areas make sure you are not on private property. Leave no trash or food behind.

Campfires Allowed in Developed Campgrounds  Fires must be in a campground fire ring. Please check the Conditions and Closures page for current status and further regulations.

Pets–Keep them on a leash  Pets are required to be on a leash indog on leach drinking water Clark County. This includes trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and the back country. Leashes help your pets avoid contact with other animals (tame and wild) and hikers. And of course, please clean up after your pets.

Be Courteous  Please be considerate of fellow visitors so that everyone has a great experience. While hiking, you may see horseback riders and mountain bikers. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on some trails, please check the trail page for details.

Cell phones - Limited Reception  Much of Lee Canyon has no reception. Reception in Kyle Canyon is limited.

Drinking Water Limited Availability  The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, some developed campgrounds, and some picnic areas have drinking water from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Don't drink untreated water from streams or springs.drinking water on the trail

Trash–Find a Dumpster or Take it Home Cans are located at developed trailheads, camping and picnic areas. If you can’t get to a dumpster, please take trash back home.

Toilets  Toilets are available at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway and developed camping and picnic areas. If you are unable to find a toilet, dig a hole at least 6 inches deep to bury toilet paper and human waste. Cover and disguise the hole when finished.

Dehydration and Heat Stress  Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen and a hat.

Hypothermia–Take a Jacket  Hypothermia is possible even in midsummer at cooler high elevations. Bring extra clothes to stay warm and dry.

Wildlife   The Spring Mountains can be a beautiful place for birdwatching and spotting many other animals, including species found nowhere else on Earth. Remember to always keep your distance, never feed them, and keep in mind that touching or feeding the wild horses and burros is illegal.

Be Aware of Wilderness Areas  Watch for wilderness boundary signs so you’ll know when you’ve entered the wilderness area. Motorized vehicle use, bicycles, mechanized equipment, and geocaching are not allowed in the wilderness areas.

Don’t Erase the Traces of America’s Past  Archaeological and historic sites hold clues to America’s past. If disturbed, a part of our heritage may be lost forever. Historic sites and artifacts on federal lands are protected by federal law. If you discover such remains, please leave them undisturbed.

Keep Out Invasive Species  The Spring Mountains are isoloated fromboot brush station at MJF trailhead other mountain environments, allowing many endemic species fo plants and animals to flourish. Help keep invasive seeds out by using the boot brush stations at trailheads, and never release animals into the forest

Shooting   Recreational shooting and hunting is allowed in the Spring Mountains in certain areas, and permits may be required.

Drone Use  Recreational drone operation can be a fun way to see the Spring Mountains from a new angle as long as pilots follow the rules and avoid wildfires.

Useful Numbers and Websites


National Recreation Reservation Service (campground reservations): 877-444-6777 or

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Information: 702-872-5486 or

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Administrative Office: 702-515-5400

SMNRA Fire Information: 702-631-2350 or spring at smvg

Nevada Division of Wildlife (hunting and fishing): 702-486-5127,

Nevada Highway Patrol: 702-486-4100 or

Weather information specific to the Spring Mountains: National Weather Service and GO Mt Charleston Weather

To report forest fires call: 702-631-2350

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