McKinney Tanks Summit Boondocking

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The road in is 4x4 only. The maximum RV length at the McKinney Tanks Summit boondockig loations - Toiyabe NF is unlimited. Abandoned mine area North of Hwy-6 in at McKinney Tanks Summit. You cannot make a reservation for this site but there is usually plenty of space for everyone. The maximum stay is 14 days and the road is not suitable for RVs or pull behind rigs over 16 feet.

Land of the Toiyabe National Forest.McKinney Tanks Summit is a high mountain pass located in Nye County, Nevada, with an elevation of 1.951m (6,400ft) above sea level. Located approximately 18 miles east of Tonopah, Nevada, this asphalted, winding, scenic road has light to moderate traffic and the possibility of roaming livestock. Registering with the Nevada Department of Transportation is required for all hazardous materials-carrying vehicles.

The remnants of a thriving ranch are strewn across this BLM land. Near a large cottonwood tree, the foundation of a house is outlined by rocks, and a large pile of rusted cans indicates a long-used garbage dump. Further down the gravel road are the ruins of a long, slender stone structure. A spring provides water to a water tank, which attracts a juvenile, feral horse. A nearby water trough for livestock is steadily deteriorating. I searched for information on this location but was unable to locate any about the individuals who attempted and failed to establish a life in the high desert hills.

The approach to the summit in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is completely paved. It is known as US Route 6 (US 6). The two-lane road, also known as Grand Army of the Republic Highway, consists primarily of sweeping curves and steep elevation variations. The road represents the western terminus of a coast-to-coast highway spanning 3,198.87 miles (5,148.08 kilometers) and 14 states.

Forest Ranger National Forest
Location Information Popup Campers, Small RVs Only, Tents Allowed
RV Parking, Tent Camping Allowed
Hiking Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Wildlife Viewing
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