Nevada State Outdoors

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Nevada State Parks

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park has more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, interesting and rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness, and sites of historical and cultural interest. Bounded on the west by 11,049 foot Telescope Peak and on the east by 5,475 foot Dante's View, Badwater is the lowest point (-282 feet) in the western hemisphere. For more information call (760) 786-2331.


Great Basin National Park
From the sagebrush at its alluvial base to the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park includes streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines, and numerous limestone caverns, including beautiful Lehman Caves. Lehman Caves National Monument was proclaimed on January 24, 1922. It became incorporated into the newly created Great Basin National Park October 27, 1986. For more information call (775) 234-7331.


Camping and Hiking in Nevada

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it is twice the size of Rhode Island. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead NRA. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else in the world. Established October 8, 1964. For more information call (702)-293-8907.


Sand Mountain Recreation Area
Located in the high desert of west central Nevada, 25 miles east of Fallon. Managed by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the sand dunes of the 4795 acre recreation area provide challenge and excitement for many types of off-highway vehicle use. Many people visiting the area also take time to explore the historic 1860 Pony Express station and learn about the plants and animals of the Great Basin at the Sand Springs Desert Study Area. There is a designated camping area near the base of Sand Mountain. A vault toilet is provided, however, visitors should bring plenty of water for drinking and washing since none is available at the site. Campfires are permitted, but there is no wood available. Spring and fall offer the best weather at Sand Mountain. Mid-winter months can be cold and wet and summer days can be hot, dry and windy. For more information call (202)-452-5125.


Hunting and Fishing in Nevada

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it is twice the size of Rhode Island. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead NRA. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else in the world. Established October 8, 1964. For more information call (702)-293-8907.


Lake Tahoe National Park
One of the deepest lakes in the United States, and the largest body of water in the Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone. A famous resort center with casinos, world class snow skiing, spectacular fishing and recreational activities for all seasons. The deep blue waters of this majestic lake stretch 22 miles and encompass portions of California and Nevada, with about 100 miles of shoreline. For more information call (702)-831-0494


Other Nevada Outdoor activities

Nevada also offers the following outdoor activities:
  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snow Sports
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing