What to See and Do
Hiking and Biking
Twelvemile Hot Springs
This out-and-back trail is situated near Wells, NV and, as you may have guessed, will take you to some beautiful natural hot springs. The area also features a calm river and some truly magnificent scenery. The Twelvemile Hot Springs trail is an excellent choice if you enjoy solitude in nature as you probably won't come across too many other people. You can also bring your dogs along and even unleash them in certain sections of the trail.
Length: 4 miles
Winchell Lake Trail
The Winchell Lake Trail traverses a wooded, mountainous area near Wells. The trail features several steep climbs, so make sure that you're prepared for some physical exertion. Livestock animals have been known to roam the area, so visitors should expect to share the trail with a few cattle. The trail is relatively long, so if you're planning to trek the full out-and-back route, be sure to allot most of the day.
Length: 6.8 miles
Secret Starr Trail
The Secret Starr Trail is a moderately challenging out-and-back trail within the East Humboldt Wilderness. The trail traverses an area of varying elevation with some significant climbs and descents, but the gorgeous views of the mountainous region are consistent throughout. Although there is greenery in the area, you'll find very little shade, so pack plenty of sunscreen and water.
Length: 5.2 miles
Fishing and Boating
The Tabor Creek Campground is a popular destination for local residents and travelers who enjoy fishing. The on-site Tabor Creek is periodically stocked with rainbow trout, so anglers shouldn't have any problem catching a few good-sized fish. The creek is relatively narrow and shallow, so it likely doesn't provide a great opportunity for paddling or floating. Most anglers tend to cast their lines from the shore.
Although rock climbing opportunities are few and far between in the area surrounding Tabor Creek Campground, visitors will encounter several significant peaks. If you're looking for a summiting adventure, one option is Loomis Peak to the east. The impressive mountain stands 8,658 feet tall and is one of several large peaks in the area. Other local options for adventurous climbers and skilled hikers are Stormy Peak and Forleen Butte.
Like most stretches of the Nevada desert, the area near Tabor Creek Campground is home to a variety of creatures equipped for the arid environment. While exploring, camping, or fishing around the BLM site, you might observe coyotes, bobcats, or mountain lions. There's also a good chance you'll spot grazing pronghorn antelope, mule deer, or elk. Several different species of fox and many small mammals have also been frequently seen in the region.
In the desert setting of northeastern Nevada, you won't find too many more peaceful spots to enjoy a picnic than Tabor Creek Campground. The site, which enjoys pleasant proximity to the calm waters of Tabor Creek, features picnic tables, fire rings, and on-site vault toilets. Of course, you can take a picnic blanket and set up your own site wherever you wish in the area, but there's really no reason to stray far from the serenity of the campground.