Spring Mountains National Recreation Area marker reads:
Once an island in an ancient sea, these forested mountains now stand as an island in the desert.
At 11,918 feet, Charleston Peak is the third highest in Nevada. It was named in 1869 by a U.S. Army mapmaker after his home town of Charleston, South Carolina....
Nuwuvi Working Group 2009 marker reads:
It is a place that is alive and has power. The land has feelings to greet you, eyes to see you, and ears to hear you. It talks from every place in your sight. All of the plants, animals, rocks, water, snow, and air in this landscape are living and need to be in balance to remain healthy.
To sustain this balance, we treat all being with the utmost respect, as we have since the beginning of time. We are inseparable from these mountains, which are powerful, yet delicate. Our language and songs resonate through the springs, trees, rocks, and animals. We harvest resources here and renew our cultural and familial ties.
Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) continue to care for this land as we have for thousands of years, long before it became a National Recreation Area. We, along with the U.S. Forest Service, actively strive to keep the land in balance in culturally appropriate ways. Although you may not see us, you will surely hear our voices and feel our presence.
Take a moment to get acquainted with this special place and allow it to know you. Use your senses and open your heart. This is a landscape where your spirit can be replenished and you can learn valuable lessons…
State Route 156 (Lee Canyon Road), State Route 157 (Kyle Canyon road), and State Route 158 (Deer Creek Road), are listed as Nevada Scenic Byways.
Located at the Spring Mountains.