Parks & Recreational Areas

Nevada is a land of radically changing terrain, everything from stark deserts to lush mountain forests, and the best way to explore it all is in the Silver State’s many recreation areas. From top to bottom, Nevada is overflowing with these wilderness gateways, so whether you’re in the mood for fishing, hiking or even honest-to-goodness backcountry camping, the state has you covered.

Nevada Adventures

Pedaling Park to Park with David Low

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Pioneer Graffiti

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Discover & Do

Valley of Fire with road winding through canyon
Overton, NV

Valley of Fire State Park isn’t just the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, it’s also one of the most impressive, with incredible sandstone formations created when dinosaurs roamed.

Las Vegas, NV

One of the most scenic places in southern Nevada is as popular with tourists as it is with locals.

Landscape at Cathedral Gorge outside slot canyons
Panaca, NV

Among other beautiful State Parks in Lincoln County lies Cathedral Gorge State Park. Known for its dramatic, carved cliffs and slot canyons, what lies here today are remnants of the Pliocene-era.

Ruby Mountains Horizontal Shot
Elko, NV

The Ruby Mountains are flush with wildlife, mountain scenery, lakes, streams and valleys, and provide nearly endless opportunities for hiking and outdoor adventure. 

Still of National Parks Service Video featuring the park's mountains and bristlecone pines
Baker, NV

It can be difficult to stand out in a state so rich in amazing outdoor wonders, but Great Basin National Park does just that.