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

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.

Ruby Mountains
Elko, NV

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

Boulder City, NV

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.

Hawthorne, NV

Walker Lake is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea which covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago. Fishing, boating and picnicking are popular activities.