Gold Butte is located between the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just south of the City of Mesquite. It is over 350,000 acres of historical, cultural, and biological resources. Gold Butte is named for the historic mining town and tent city of 1,000 miners in the early 1900’s. The town of Gold Butte, long abandoned, now attracts visitors interested in early pioneer history, ranching and ghost towns. Before the pioneers came Spanish miners on the Old Spanish Trail, and for thousands of years, Native Americans called Gold Butte home.
Friends of Gold Butte would love to have you join our growing group of volunteers. We can always use help:
Friends of Gold Butte relies on donations from passionate supporters like yourself. Won’t you consider making a donation to continue the great work to preserve Gold Butte for generations to come? You can donate here.
We are pleased to announce that President Obama has designated Gold Butte a National Monument!
This incredible victory for our public lands was made possible because of the thousands of people like you in Nevada and across the country who joined Tribes, elected officials, business owners, community groups, and recreationists to call on our national leaders to safeguard a beloved landscape.
We want to thank you for your dedication and support for Gold Butte. Together we have accomplished an amazing goal. The work does not end here though. The Friends of Gold Butte is committed to continue our work to protect Gold Butte through education, stewardship, advocacy and preservation of cultural and natural resources.
Please help us continue to protect the new Gold Butte National Monument with a contribution to the Friends of Gold Butte. You can donate online on this link.