Beaver Dam State Park: A more than 2,000 acre park in the Beaver Dam Mountains on the Nevada/Utah state line east of Caliente. Popular activities at this remote park in Eastern Nevada include hiking, camping and fishing.
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Historic Park: The most abundant concentration of Ichthyosaur fossils in North America are displayed here, from the warm ocean covering central Nevada about 225 million years ago.
Buckland Station State Historic Park: Visitors learn about early pioneer life through a self-guided tour of the renovated Buckland Station, originally built in 1870. There is also a nature trail along the Carson River.
Cathedral Gorge State Park: A 1,600+ acre park in southwest Nevada near Panaca with unusual rock formations caused by a gorge that eroded through soft bentonite clay. It is known for its cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires.
Cave Lake State Park: An approximately 4,000 acre park southeast of Ely within the northern section of the Schell Creek Range at an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet. It features a 32 acre reservoir and is a popular place for fishing, camping and hiking.
Cave Rock State Park: A scenic viewpoint, boat launch, and a small beach on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Popular activities include hiking up Cave Rock, watching the sunset, and water-based activities.
Dayton State Park: An approximately 150 acre park on the banks of the Carson River at the foot of the Virginia Range. It contains the remains of the Rock Point Mill, built in 1861 to process silver ore mined from the Comstock Lode. It is located 12 miles east of Carson City.
Echo Canyon State Park: This 1,800 acre Nevada park east of Pioche surrounds the 65 acre Echo Canyon Reservoir, formed by the furthest downstream dam on the Meadow Valley Wash.
Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Park: Protects a historic one-room schoolhouse where children from grades one through eight were taught from 192 to 1967.
Fort Churchill State Historic Park: This park protects an Army post built in 1861 that helped guard the Pony Express. There are a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, swimming and more.
Kershaw-Ryan State Park: A 265 acre park south of Caliente in a canyon with towering walls and a long valley. Natural springs provide an oasis in the desert at the northern limit of Rainbow Canyon.
Mormon Station State Historic Park: This park lies on Nevada’s first permanent, non-native settlement. A replica of the 1851 trading post contains a museum with artifacts from the pioneer-era.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park: This park contains remnants of the Old Mormon Fort, the first structure built by people of European heritage in what would become Las Vegas. It was an adobe fort built by Mormon missionaries along a spring-fed creek in Las Vegas Valley more than 150 years ago.
Sand Harbor: A popular park on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe with two boat ramps, sandy beaches, interesting rock formations and amazing sunsets.
Spooner Lake & Backcountry: The park has a lake and more than 50 miles of hiking, equestiran and mountain biking trails and primitive roads through more than 12,000 acres of forested, open space. The backcountry is the site of the historic Virginia Gold Hill Water System.
Spring Mountain Ranch: This park attracts visitors to the first working ranch in the Las Vegas Valley. It was once a retreat for millionaire Howard Hughes.
Spring Valley: A popular place for boating, swimming and camping in Eastern Nevada offering access to 59-acre Eagle Valley Reservoir. Other activities include hiking and touring the historic late 1800s ranch homesteads.
Valley of Fire State Park: An approximately 46,000 acre park with petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. It is world-renowned for the bright red Aztec sandstone nestled in limestone. It is the oldest Nevada State Park, located roughly 58 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip.
Van Sickle State Park: One of the most accessible parks in the Tahoe Basin lies a short walk from South Lake Tahoe’s stateline casinos at the border of Nevada and California. It is named for Harry Van Sickle, a key member in the founding of Genoa and whose family donated 542 acres. Its trails provide views of the largest alpine lake in North America.
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park: This park protects some of the best preserved kilns in the United States. They were originally built in the 1870s to support mining, and later had a reputation for hosting stagecoach bandits.
Washoe Lake State Park: A popular area for hiking, camping, water sports, and birding with scenic views of the Sierra Nevada and Virginia mountain ranges.