The Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area in Nevada offers breathtaking surrounding views with nearby activities including hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The campground amenities are primitive with no water or toilet facilities, and it is first-come-first-serve with limited number of campsites. The best time of year to visit is during the spring or fall with average temperatures ranging from 60-80°F during the day and 30-50°F at night.
Those who make the lengthy journey to the Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area must be prepared for an entirely primitive camping experience. Although there are some abandoned cabins in the area, it is not advised to remain in or near them because their structural integrity cannot be guaranteed.
If you choose to stay in the Blue Mass Scenic Area, there are no fees, but you must carry your own food and water for the duration of your trip. The majority of visitors with campers will either walk to their campsites or park near the entrance road in order to avoid getting trapped in the mud. Additionally, there may be no cell phone service, so be prepared.
The Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area is open year-round, but roads are typically closed during the winter due to precipitation. If you are considering a visit during this period, it is advised that you contact the Ely BLM Field Office in order to obtain the most recent information regarding road conditions. There are no reserved camping sites available, so all camping is first-come, first-served.
Things To Do Near the Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Site:
Duck Creek Basin Recreation Area
Egan Canyon Historic Cemetary
Garnet Hill Recreation Area
Historic Ward Cemetary
Historic Ward Townsite
Murphy Wash Cabin Recreation Site.
The Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area is a good place to go if you want privacy. It is 30-40 miles of dirt roads through waste lands in the middle of nowhere. Finally you arrive at the Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area to find some trees and shade. More cows camp here than people and you have to make your own spot.
Directions to the Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area:
From Eli, Nevada Take Hwy 50 East about 27 miles. Take Hwy 893 North until the road splits. Follow the sign to Tippett. At Tippett there is a sign pointing to Blue Mass Scenic Area Boondocking Area. Stay on this road about 20 miles and there will be a side road with a small sign marking the way.
From Hwy 93 turn east at Schellbourne (Following the old Pony Express Trail 1860-1861) Stay on the main road and you'll see the sign pointing to Tippett. You could take the short cut and follow the Pony Express Trail, while it is a more primitive road, there are nice views and points of interest.