River County Reach Length (miles) Description Potential Classification ORVs Watershed (HUC Code 8) Year Listed/ Updated Other State
Big Wash, South Fork White Pine Entire segment within Great Basin National Park 4 Exceptional water quality. Valuable fishery habitat. Scenic/Wild Fish Hamlin-Snake Valleys 1993
Carson River, East Fork Douglas (Alpine CA) Ruhenstroth Dam to last diversion dam approximately 1 mile above Lahonton Fish Hatchery 12 Traversing a variety of ecosystems, the river descends east slope of Sierras through granite canyons with pine forests and alpine meadows to emerge into the sagebrush covered foothills and desert canyons of Nevada; upper reaches State designated Wild Trout Stream; large portion upper reaches proposed for wilderness designation; headwaters habitat of federally listed threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout; premium whitewater, used extensively by commercial and private rafters; provides unique opportunity for overnight float trips east of Sierras. Wild Fish, Recreational, Scenic Upper Carson 1982/ 1993 CA
Jarbidge River, West Fork Elko Headwaters to Idaho-Nevada border 19 Scenic stream originating in the Jarbridge Wilderness Area and flowing through a deeply cut canyon offering dense tree cover and surrounded by high mountain peaks. Highly successful wild trout fishery with rainbow trout being the most abundant. Also possesses the only resident populations of Dolly Vardon trout found in Nevada. Paralleling road provides recreational access to the lower reaches, while the upper reaches offer backpacking and primitive camping opportunities. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Bruneau 1982
Little Humboldt River, North Fork Humboldt Headwaters to Reservoir at Little Humboldt River confluence 78 Primitive and pristine stream; cold desert vistas with occasional spectacular views in 300' gorge; river is remote and access is limited; unique cliff vegetation with a number of unusual endemic and sensitive plant species found in the gorge area. Scenic, Other Little Humboldt 1982
Marys River Elko Headwaters to west boundary of Sec. 13, T42N, R59E 27 Flows through rolling foothills interspersed with flat tablelands; scattered pinon-juniper conifers in upper reaches, sage-grassland in lower reaches; relatively thick riparian vegetation; upper portion within Jarbridge Wilderness Area; provides significant habitat for Lahontan cutthroat trout, a federally listed threatened species and various sensitive species of raptors. Fish, Scenic Upper Humboldt 1982
Virgin River Clark Arizona-Nevada State border to Lake Mead 31 Woundfin minnow, endangered species, and Virgin River chub. Opportunity for nature study, interpretation, hunting, and non-consumptive recreational activities. Recreational Fish, Geologic, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Virgin 1982/ 1993
Walker River, East Lyon NV/CA border to bridge crossing near Flying M Ranch headquarters 29 A prime example of a rugged, scenic waterway in the Great Basin Province; BLM designated scenic area; provides unique recreation opportunities especially water related activities in a high desert environment; Great Basin Indian petroglyphs are found along the river corridor. Cultural, Recreational, Scenic, Other East Walker 1982/ 1993

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