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The Fire Water Tank at the Walking Box Ranch provides a ready supply of water for fire fighting at the ranch and in the surrounding desert area. One of the caretaker's daily responsibilities is to ensure that the tank is full of water, which means climbing the ladder to look inside (or just looking at the water-level indicator on the backside of the tank). The area currently is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and managed by University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Public Lands Institute. The area is watched by a caretaker, and three law enforcement officers live onsite. The site is available for researchers, but otherwise it is closed to the public until the old buildings and facilities are restored.

Walking Box Ranch
The fire water tanks are located just outside the west gate
Walking Box Ranch
New (left) and old (right) fire water tanks
Walking Box Ranch, Fire Water Tank
Climb the ladder to look inside! [no longer necessary]
Walking Box Ranch, Fire Water Tank
The fire water tank is located just outside the west gate.
Walking Box Ranch, Fire Water Tank
Fire water tank (view southwest from near the gate).
Walking Box Ranch, Fire Water Tank
Corral made of railroad ties next to fire water tank (view west).

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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