630,000 acres are located in the Sierras of east-central California.
Terrain is mountainous, with elevations as high as 10,000 feet. Parts of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Mokelumne Wilderness, and the Hoover Wilderness are found here.
Camping is allowed freely in the region, except where posted otherwise. A fire permit is required to use a stove or build a campfire. Wilderness permits must be obtained to camp in designated wilderness areas. See the Toiyabe National Forest listing in the Nevada chapter for more information.