It may be a high desert state, but Nevada is still home to hundreds upon hundreds of lakes, ponds, reservoirs, streams and rivers. Altogether, the Silver State boasts nearly 400,000 surface acres of water. And that means impressive fishing no matter what end of the state you happen to be exploring.
The Ruby Mountains are flush with wildlife, mountain scenery, lakes, streams and valleys.
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy.
For year-round outdoor adventure, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada can’t be beat. Both water and land lovers will find things to do and places to visit in the 1.5 million acre recreation area, which is the first of its kind to be established by a congressional act. Both Lake Mead, which is formed by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, formed by Davis Dam, can be found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway follows a U-shaped, sheerwalled canyon flush with summer wildflowers and spectacular colors in the fall. Campgrounds and picnic areas are available. At the top are restrooms and trails leading to the backcountry. Fishing, biking, and snowmobiling are some of the more popular activities in the area.
A scenic pocket of parks and reservoirs is tucked into this southeastern corner of Nevada, allowing fishermen plenty of elbow room as they cast for lunkers in the area’s reservoirs and marshlands.