Nevada State Parks

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 one of Nevada's 23 State Parks will provide a place for it.
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Blue Diamond NV - Spring Mountain Ranch State Park: picnicking, ranch house, guided tours

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located 15 miles west of Las Vegas, via Blue Diamond Rd., in the Red Rock Canyon National…

Panaca NV - Cathedral Gorge State Park: picnicking, camping, trails, visitor center

Nevada - Camping - Cathedral Gorge State Park: The campground has 22 sites, each with a table, grill and shade ramada.

Overton NV - Valley of Fire State Park: picnicking, visitor center, hiking, rock climbing, camping, RV camping

Valley of Fire State Park, NV - Cool sandstone formations, campsites or try North Shore Inn nearby

Lake Tahoe NV - Sand Harbor State Park: visitor center, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, walking trail, nature trail, boating, boat launch

Sand Harbor This year we want to visit Sand Harbor. I think it would be fun to have dinner here one nite and watch the sunset.

Ely NV - Cave Lake State Park: fishing, boating, hiking in summer; snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding, and snow shoeing in winter

15 mi east of Ely Cave Lake State Park is a year-round park that offers outstanding recreational opportunities. It features a reservoir and provides excellent trout f

Las Vegas NV - Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort: history, springs, Las Vegas Creek, old fort, ranch house

The first permanent non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley were a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in The fort was called Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. It is still standing near downtown Las Vegas.

Ely NV - Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park: picnicking, trails, hiking, photography, camping

Ely, NV: "Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park" // 20 Miles South of Ely

Dayton NV - Dayton State Park: picnicking, walking paths and trails, camping

Dayton State Park consists of 160 acres with typical Great Basin desert topography, such as cotton wood, desert sage, rabbitbrush and willows are prominent.

Laughlin NV - Big Bend of the Colorado State Park: picnicking, boat launch, camping, hiking

Big Bend is one of Nevada’s newest state parks, opening in Situated on the shores of the Colorado River below Laughlin, Nevada’s southern tip, the

Cathedral Gorge State Park. Photo by Dave Harrison:

Cathedral Gorge State Park. Photo by Dave Harrison:

Elko NV - Wild Horse State Recreation Area: picnicking, visitor center, trails, nature study, camping, swimming, fishing, boat launch

Wild Horse State Recreation Area is located on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir. The recreation area is an excellent focal point when vi

Lovelock NV - Rye Patch State Recreation Area: picnicking, camping, fishing, boating, boat launch

Rye Patch visitors enjoy camping, picnicking, fishing and water-skiing at the recreation area’s long reservoir on the Humboldt River just west of

Spring Creek NV - South Fork State Recreation Area: camping, boating, boat launch

Surrounded by lovely meadows and rolling hills, South Fork offers both primitive and developed camping. Popular for hunting, boating and wildlife viewing, the park is also known for the reservoir’s trophy-class trout and abundant bass and catfish.

Caliente NV - Kershaw-Ryan State Park: picnicking, hiking, camping

Who doesn't love a great camping trip? These Nevada camping spots are perfect for those who love the great outdoors.