Leave the blacktop behind and discover one of Nevada's 23 state parks. Thanks to Nevada's diverse terrain, many of the state's campgrounds and RV facilities are open year-round (weather permitting). Pitch a tent on the shores of Lake Tahoe, hookup at the Valley of Fire's full-service RV facility or spend a night in a yurt at Cave Lake State Park. Visit http://parks.nv.gov to start planning your journey.
One of the most scenic places in southern Nevada is as popular with tourists as it is with locals.
Located in southeastern Nevada about 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas, lies the beautiful Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The area is utopic bliss to a multitude of species of wildlife and plants, and has been preserved for thousands of migratory waterfowl and endangered species. Situated south of the quiet farming community of Alamo, Nevada, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Refuge system across the United States.
The Angel Lake Scenic Byway is a spectacular 12-mile route through beautiful landscape, offering plenty of options for hiking, picnicking and camping. You can catch this state byway at the intersection of I-80 and US 395 in the town of Wells. From Wells, take SR 231 or Angel Lake Road, south and west. Angel Lake Road winds its way into the East Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The drive takes you past sagebrush, piñon pine, mountain mahogany and aspen trees.
Gorgeous alpine lake at the end of this challenging trail. Top elevation of over 10,000 feet requires at least a three-hour ride each way (14 miles round trip).
The pinnacle of the Alta Toquima Wilderness in the South Summit, the tallest of the three peaks of Mt. Jefferson and the tallest point in central Nevada.