Parks & Recreational Areas

Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star gazing. Not your thing? How about mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating. Choose your favorite outdoor activity and Nevada State Parks will provide a place for it. 

Nevada Adventures

Gravel in Our Travel

"And it makes me wanna take a back road. Makes me wanna take the long way home. Put a little gravel in my travel; unwind, unravel all night long...”

—Rodney Adkins, “Take A Back Road”

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Backcountry Lakes

Yes, we specialize in dry and hot, but we also have a multitude of mountains. And tucked away in our lofty Nevada ranges are some beautiful, refreshing bodies of water.

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Discover & Do

Ruby Mountains
Elko, NV

The Ruby Mountains are flush with wildlife, mountain scenery, lakes, streams and valleys.

Panaca, NV

Cathedral Gorge State Park is known for its dramatic, carved cliffs and canyons, remnants of a Pliocene-era lake bed. Visitors from around the world come here to hike the park's picturesque trails and explore its formations and cathedral-like spires. Miller Point, a scenic overlook, offers magnificent views of the canyon. Hiking, picnicking, camping, nature study, photography and ranger programs are the most common activities at the park. Facilities open all year include a 24-unit campground, RV dump station, restrooms with showers, a group use area and a day use picnic area.

Gerlach, NV

Includes the longest intact segments of the historic emigrant trails to California and Oregon in the western U.S. Open seasonally.

Pioche, NV

Spring Valley State Park offers water-oriented recreation at the 65-acre Eagle Valley Reservoir. The park features a boat launch, picnic areas, camping facilities, restrooms with showers and an RV dump station. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, exploring and touring the historic Stone Cabin Museum. The park is located 20 miles east of Pioche via State Route 322. Spring Valley State Park is open all year, although snow may make winter travel difficult.

Lamoille, NV

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.