It may be a high desert state, but Nevada is still home to hundreds upon hundreds of lakes, ponds, reservoirs, streams and rivers. Altogether, the Silver State boasts nearly 400,000 surface acres of water. And that means impressive fishing no matter what end of the state you happen to be exploring.
The Ruby Mountains are flush with wildlife, mountain scenery, lakes, streams and valleys, and provide nearly endless opportunities for hiking and outdoor adventure.
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy.
It can be difficult to stand out in a state so rich in amazing outdoor wonders, but Great Basin National Park does just that.
Nevada’s largest national park is filled with fabulous natural treasures, from spectacular alpine lakes to limestone caverns and even a small glacier, yet it has an unusually low number of annual visitors. Visitors to the park in spring or fall can conceivably hike for hours on backcountry trails without seeing another soul.
For year-round outdoor adventure, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada can’t be beat. Both water and land lovers will find things to do and places to visit in the 1.5 million acre recreation area, which is the first of its kind to be established by a congressional act. Both Lake Mead, which is formed by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, formed by Davis Dam, can be found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway follows a U-shaped, sheerwalled canyon flush with summer wildflowers and spectacular colors in the fall. Campgrounds and picnic areas are available. At the top are restrooms and trails leading to the backcountry. Fishing, biking, and snowmobiling are some of the more popular activities in the area.