With Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River in northern Nevada and Lake Mead and the Colorado River in southern Nevada, and a plethora of lakes and rivers in between, Nevada is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the country – perfect for water sport activities.
Type: Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking Gentle rapids, dramatic rock formations and irresistible hot springs in the Class II section make the 20-mile east fork of the Carson River a high-desert trip suitable for the whole family. Be sure to check water flows with the U.S. Forest Service before attempting on your own. Other areas of the Carson River near Carson City, Dayton and Fort Churchill offer kayaking and rafting, but again, be sure to scout a route, check with local officials and exercise caution.
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.
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.
Lahontan Reservoir, with 69 miles of shoreline, covers 12,000 surface acres when full and features fishing, boating, and waterskiing, as well as camping, picnicking, boat launches, restrooms with showers, and RV dump stations. Horseback riding and wildlife viewing are best in the spring. Canoeing from Fort Churchill to the lake makes for a great day trip when conditions allow. Lahontan is located on the Carson River, 18 miles west of Fallon and 45 miles east of Carson City via U.S. 50. The park is open year-round and can be accessed from several entrances off of U.S.
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