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.

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. Fishing, biking, and snowmobiling are some of the more popular activities in the area. Location: Follow SR 227 southeast from Elko toward Lamoille. Before Lamoille, turn right on Lamoille Canyon Road.

Baker, NV

It can be difficult to stand out in a state so rich in amazing outdoor wonders, but Great Basin National Park does just that. Nevada’s largest national park is filled with fabulous natural treasures, from spectacular alpine lakes to limestone caverns and even a small glacier, yet it has an unusually low number of annual visitors. Visitors to the park in spring or fall can conceivably hike for hours on backcountry trails without seeing another soul. For the outdoorsman looking to get away from it all, Great Basin National Park is the place to be.