At 8,877 square miles, White Pine County is the fifth largest county in north eastern Nevada and borders with the state of Utah. The county boasts clean air and water, dark skies, history and millions of acres of unspoiled public land ready for exploration.
The county is home to the Great Basin National Park, one of America’s most remote and least visited national parks. It is also contains fourteen federally designated wilderness areas, offering an abundance of terrain available to explore for outdoorsmen and women.
European steelers arrived in the area began farming, ranching, mining exploration, activity generated by the Pony Express Trail which passes through the county.
The county was established by the Nevada legislature in 1869 from Lander County The county is named after the heavy growth of limber pine trees in the area, which were then called white pine. The first county seat was Hamilton which held the honor from 1869 to 1887, In 1887, a dire in Hamilton caused the county seat to relocated to Ely.
Designated Wilderness Areas
- Bald Mountain Wilderness (Humboldt NF)
- Becky Peak Wilderness (BLM)
- Bristlecone Wilderness (BLM)
- Currant Mountain Wilderness (Humboldt NF) partly in Nye County, NV
- Goshute Canyon Wilderness (BLM)
- Government Peak Wilderness (BLM)
- High Schells Wilderness (Humboldt NF)
- Highland Ridge Wilderness (BLM)
- Mount Grafton Wilderness (BLM) partly in Lincoln County, NV
- Mount Moriah Wilderness (Humboldt NF / BLM)
- Red Mountain Wilderness (Humboldt NF) partly in Nye County, NV
- Shellback Wilderness (Humboldt NF)
- South Egan Range Wilderness (BLM) partly in Lincoln County, NV; Nye County, NV
- White Pine Range Wilderness (Humboldt NF)
White Pine County Map
White Pine County 4×4 Trails
White Pine County Points of Interest