• What we'll do
Please join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of Gold Butte, and KEEN Footwear to hear the stories of the Gold Butte landscape.
We invite all Monument stakeholders (i.e. the general public) for a day and night of storytelling out on in the landscape where we will learn about the unique history, nature, culture and economy of Gold Butte.
As a way to connect more Americans to the history, resources, and issues of our public lands, guests will join guides of diverse perspectives in sharing stories (including yours!) about Gold Butte, which will be recorded and shared on social media.
The event will begin at 10am at the First Rock campground (gps coodinates:[masked], [masked]). Lunch, dinner and breakfast the next morning will be made at camp and provided free by KEEN and other local businesses. Camping is not required, but highly encouraged as there will be (weather permitting) interpretations of Gold Butte and its night sky after dark.
• What to bring
Warm clothes, hat and jacket to be in the desert on a winter night. If you plan to camp, please bring all of your own personal gear. Food and drink will be provided.
• Important to know
Please let us know if you want to tell your own story about the Gold Butte landscape. Stories will be recorded and become a part of the oral history of the land.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. Anyone can join.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking can be found first-come-first-serve at the First Rock campground or any adjoining campground. These are BLM lands and require no registration.
What can I bring into the event?
Please follow BLM guidelines on what is permitted within the National Monument. Please review Leave No Trace principles for backcountry travel.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact [masked] with any questions.
What do I need to bring with me?
Backcountry travel essentials are highly encouraged [10 essentials], with ample amounts of water. If camping, please plan for cold nights (possibly freezing temperatures) and rain. Camping gear is not provided.
Do I need a permit for camping or entrance to the Monument?
No. See BLM advice and regulations for camping on BLM lands.
What does accessibility look like at Gold Butte?
Gold Butte National Monument is mostly accessible via 4WD roads, and the hikes beyond the trailheads are often easy to moderately strenuous.
How do I find the First Rock campground?
From I-15 Take exit 112
Head south on NV-170 N/W Riverside Rd
Turn Right onto New Gold Butte Rd
After about 20 miles, the campground will be on the right with signage or use GPS coordinates [masked], [masked]