In regard to community events and outdoor recreation, Pershing County is rich in opportunities. Typically held the last weekend in July, the Lovelock Frontier Days are a three-day event with live music, games for all ages and a parade. Also held in Lovelock, the Sean Miller Memorial Ranch Rodeo runs in late May and includes team roping, tie down roping and big loop cow roping.
For outdoor recreation and fresh air, citizens and visitors seek out the Humboldt Range. These hikes run from Imlay in the north to the junction in the West Humboldt Range in the south. The Humboldt Range is home to Star Peak, which is the highest point in Pershing. Other outdoor recreation activities include hunting for turkeys, pheasants, chuckers, big horn sheep and mountain lions. ATV and UTV riding is also popular in Pershing, and riders can visit the Dun Glen trails located just northeast of Imlay and Mill City.
Those seeking some history and unique finds in Pershing can visit one of the nine ghost towns, such as Star City or Farrell. Most famously, visitors can attend Burning Man, one of the state’s unique events that takes place each year. Located in the Black Rock Desert, this event brings in over 70,000 people from around the world and is generally held the week prior to Labor Day.
Pershing County Community Assets Survey
This survey is one component of the broader Nevada Economic Assessment Project. The project compiles socioeconomic baseline data for every county in Nevada for the purpose of assisting local governments in land-use project planning, grant-writing and policy assessment. Data is compiled from sources such as U.S. Census Data and the Bureau of Economic Analysis to show economic trends and opportunities. However, we also need information gathered from community residents themselves. This survey is designed to gather your valuable input about what are the strengths (i.e., assets) in your community.
Pershing County NEAP
The NEAP team would like to give our thanks to following members of the Pershing County Community who have assisted us in this process.
- Pershing County Commission
- Pershing County Office of Economic Development
- Residents of Pershing County