Nevada State Parks

Nevada State Parks By County… Only 11 out of 17 counties have a State Park… Here is the listing of Nevada state parks comprises protected areas managed by the U.S. state of Nevada, which include state parks, state historic sites, and state recreation areas. The system is managed by the Nevada Division of State Parks within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Division of State Parks was created by an act of the Nevada Legislature in 1963. The system manages 23 state park units, some of which have multiple units. The Division is headquartered in Carson City and has two management regions statewide: the Northern Region (Fallon Office) and the Southern Region (Las Vegas Office).

What is a State Park?

  • Areas in the State Park System should be of statewide and not local significance.
  • They should possess outstanding qualities of landscape or features of special significance that make their preservation and public recreational use a matter of statewide concern.

One of the M. Kameron Hawkins Foundation, Inc., Non-profit goals and objectives is to open New State Parks in the following counties:

Esmeralda CountyEureka CountyHumboldt CountyLander CountyMineral CountyStorey County

Carson City, NV & Washoe, NV

Cave Rock State Park (775) 588-7975
Located southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, atop the Sierra Nevada mountain range, presents an excellent opportunity to embark on a boating adventure and explore the crystal-clear waters of North America’s largest alpine lake. The park features a boat launch with a double ramp and over 40 trailer parking spaces. Furthermore, there is a delightful small beach located at the park’s southern end, which serves as an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Additionally, it provides a prime launching point for canoes and kayaks. The presence of a steep shoreline and rocky shoals enhance the fishing experience and allow visitors to fully appreciate the majestic splendor of Lake Tahoe. Read more…

Churchill, NV & Lyon, NV

Lahontan State Recreation Area

Clark County, NV

Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Valley of Fire State Park

Douglas, NV

Mormon Station State Historic Park

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Elko, NV

South Fork State Recreation Area

Wild Horse State Recreation Area

Lincoln, NV

Beaver Dam State Park – Beaver Dam State Park (775) 728-4460
Located approximately 34 miles east of Caliente, adjacent to the Utah border, this expansive 2,393-acre park is situated in a rugged canyon region. Access to the park is achieved by driving six miles north of Caliente on US 93, and from there, embarking on a 28-mile journey along a well-maintained gravel road that leads directly to the park entrance. The park’s elevation stands at 5,000 feet, making it a picturesque setting. It is worth noting that vehicles and trailers longer than 25 feet are not advised, due to the presence of switchbacks along the road leading up to the park. Read more…

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Echo Canyon State Park

Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site

Kershaw–Ryan State Park

Spring Valley State Park

Lyon, NV

Dayton State Park

Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Lahontan State Recreation Area & Churchill, NV

Nye, NV

Berlin–Ichthyosaur State Park

Pershing, NV

Rye Patch State Recreation Area

Washoe, NV

Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park

Washoe Lake State Park

White Pine, NV

Cave Lake State Park

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park