With Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River in northern Nevada and Lake Mead and the Colorado River in southern Nevada, and a plethora of lakes and rivers in between, Nevada is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the country – perfect for water sport activities. Whether you enjoy open water paddling, whitewater rafting or scuba diving, Nevada’s incredible lakes and rivers will whet your adventure appetite.
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy.
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.
Featured services include activities, tours, clinics and rentals for every season. Specific air sports offered are heli-tours, ballooning, soaring, and gliding.
When it comes to incredible recreational opportunities, the sky is the limit with Cave Lake State Park! Located 15 miles southeast of Ely, this oasis is perched in the middle of the Schell Creek Ranch, adjacent to the Humboldt National Forest. At a towering 7,300 feet, the 32-acre park offers outstanding scenic views and an abundance of opportunities for nature study and photography.
Type: Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking Gentle rapids, dramatic rock formations and irresistible hot springs in the Class II section make the 20-mile east fork of the Carson River a high-desert trip suitable for the whole family. Be sure to check water flows with the U.S. Forest Service before attempting on your own. Other areas of the Carson River near Carson City, Dayton and Fort Churchill offer kayaking and rafting, but again, be sure to scout a route, check with local officials and exercise caution.