Todd, Rye Patch doesnt have any GPAA claims....but you dont need to be on one anyway. That place is so open, there are lots of places to go. There are private claims throughout the area, check on Mine Cache for a good research tool. Wadsworth is the only GPAA claims I think in that area of Nevada. I meet people out near Rye Patch coming from California, because it is much easier to hunt, with less BS to worry about.
Adam is right on with the Roaring Camp. I will be going there late spring or early summer for a whole week. I am still trying to rustle up someone to go too. I won a free week there for 2 people.
If you hunt near Rye Patch, there is a lot and I mean alot of open land to hunt on north of Rye Patch which has very few claims.