Tonopah Ranger Station
The Tonopah Ranger District headquarters and ESIA bookstore is located in Tonopah, Nevada, off U.S. Highway 95, approximately halfway between Reno and Las Vegas.
The ranger station/bookstore is open year-round, Monday through Friday (closed weekends), 8am to 5pm. Hours of operation may be affected by weather and staff availability. Call ahead: 775.482-6286
Born as a mining boomtown, Tonopah is rich in western history and lore. Just outside of town, mustangs and burros roam free, a vestige of the wild west foraging off the sparse offerings of the dry environment. Numerous ghost towns and mine sites are found throughout the region along hundreds of miles of dirt roads. Nevada State Route 376 also runs through the district for explorers who prefer smoother paved roads. Designated as a Scenic Highway, it provides spectacular views of high desert mountains and valleys, including Arc Dome (11,788 ft / 3,593 m) and South Summit (11,949 ft 3,642 m).
Known as the largest ranger district in the lower 48 states, the Tonopah District consists of several non-contiguous sections of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park and Great Basin National Park are also found in the region.