List of Nevada State Parks
Beaver Dam State Park has exceptional scenery and Beaver Dam Wash offers numerous recreational possibilities. Volcanic rocks are dominant and include extrusive pink rhyolite, dark red and grey andesite's and white ash-fall tuff's. The Nevada Division of Wildlife stocks Beaver Dam wash with rainbow trout.
Belmont Courthouse State Historic Park is located 45 miles northeast of Tonopah NV. The Belmont Courthouse built in 1876, was the seat of Nye County government until 1905. The building is partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada's mining past.
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park located 23 miles east of Gabbs NV. Nestled at 7,000 feet on the scenic western slope of central Nevada's Shoshone mountain range, a much cooloer location in the heat of the summer.
Big Bend State Recreation Area located five miles south of Laughlin NV. The Colorado River is the main attraction to the park.
Cathedral Gorge State Park located two miles north of Panaca NV. Cathedral Gorge is located in a long, narrow valley where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay. Trails abound for exploring the cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires.
Cave Lake State Park offers outstanding scenic views and opportunities for nature study and photography. The 32-acre reservoir at Cave Lake State Park located in Ely, Nevada, is popular for trout fishing, crawdadding, boating, hiking, picnicking and camping.
Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching.
Echo Canyon State Park is located 12 miles east of Pioche NV. Echo Canyon State Park has abundant wildlife, a wide variety of native plants, and unique rock formations.
Floyd Lamb State Park was originally known as Tule Springs. The park offers tree-shaded groves alongside four small fishing lakes. The park is available for day use only. Floyd Lamb State Park is located 10 miles north of Las Vegas.
Fort Churchill State Historic Park built in 1861, was once an active U.S. Army fort. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fort's history. Fort Churchill State Historic Park is located 8 miles south of Silver Springs, NV.
Kershaw-Ryan State Park is located 2 miles south of Caliente NV. Steep canyon walls tower over a long, narrow valley.
Lahontan State Recreation Area is located on the Carson River, 18 miles west of Fallon NV. The reservoir is almost 17 miles long with 69 miles of shoreline. When full, it contains 10,000 surface acres of water.
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches. Memorial Point and Hidden Beach are areas which offer outstanding views and more secluded access to its shores. Spooner Lake is popular for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, catch-and-release fishing and cross-country skiing.
Mormon Station State Historic Park Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days.Mormon Station State Historic Park is located in Genoa, NV.
Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park is located in downtown Las Vegas. Mormon missionaries built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort.
Rye Patch State Recreation Area is located 22 miles north of Lovelock NV. Rye Patch Reservoir, along the Humboldt River, covers 11,000 acres when full.
South Fork State Recreation Area covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow lands and rolling hills. Best known for its trophy-class trout and bass fishing. South Fork State Recreation Area is located in Spring Creek, NV.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, near Blue Diamond, NV. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners who have given the area a long and colorful history.
Spring Valley State Park offers water oriented recreation at the 65 acre Eagle Valley Reservoir. Spring Valley State Park is located in Pioche, NV
Valley of Fire State Park is located in Overton, NV. Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada's oldest and largest state park. Red sandstone formations, ancient trees, and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes, during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. The span of approximate occupation has been dated from 300 B.C. to 1150 A.D.
Walker Lake State Recreation Area is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea which covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago.
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is mostly known for its six beehive-shaped historic charcoal ovens. The ovens were built by Swiss-Italian charcoal workers called "Carbonari" and were made from Quartz latite welded tuff quarried near the ovens. The beehive shaped ovens were designed as a replacement for the open-pit system that originated in Italy, because they were a more efficient way to reduce pinyon and juniper into useable fuel.
Washoe Lake State Park offers stunning views of the majestic Sierra Nevada and the Carson Range. Washoe and Little Washoe Lakes are located in the heart of scenic Washoe Valley, between Carson City and Reno.
Wild Horse State Recreation Area is a 140 acre recreation area . In 1937, Wild Horse Reservoir was constructed covering what was once Owyhee Meadows. The reservoir was named after the wild horses that roamed abundantly in the area.
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