They say the only thing that’s truly constant is change. That’s true when it comes to planning your Nevada adventures, too. Get the lowdown on current issues that may impact your travel plans here, and brush up on the latest statewide and Las Vegas COVID restrictions, so you can come out and play it safe.
For tips on etiquette, stewardship, and staying safe while exploring Nevada’s backcountry, visit our Recreate Responsibly page.
From park and major road closures to unusual environmental circumstances and Nevada COVID restrictions, if we know of something going on that may affect your visit, you’ll find it here, along with links to further resources to get more info.
Nevada Fire Restrictions
Many South Lake Tahoe destinations remain impacted by the 2021 Caldor Fire. Before you hit Desolation Wilderness, sections of the TCT and PCT, and beyond, please be aware that hazards exist with increased risk. Visitors recreating within all wilderness and recreation areas surrounding South Lake Tahoe should recreate responsibly by remaining vigilant and aware of weather conditions by checking with local authorities before heading into the backcountry.
To see a complete list of statewide fire restrictions, click here.
Nevada State Parks & National Recreation Areas
Death Valley National Park is experiencing extreme, unusual flooding conditions which has resulted in multiple road closures and ongoing changes to park access. For the most current park conditions and updates, click here.
Effective October 27, 2021, lake access at Cave Lake State Park is temporarily closed to the public as construction gets under way to restore Cave Creek Dam. The lake is currently being completely drained. While the campground is open, access to the lake will remain closed due to unsafe shoreline conditions and other safety concerns until the project is complete. Please check back for updates!
Before you head our way this winter, be sure to read up on all local COVID-19 and safety procedures that vary based on ski resort.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Ends Mask Mandate
As the number of new COVID-19 cases continue to decline and vaccination rates increase, masks are no longer required in public spaces across Nevada, effective immediately. Mask requirements may vary from business to business across Nevada cities and counties, where Nevadans and visitors may still be asked to wear a mask. Federal mask mandates remain in place in airports, on planes, and public transportation. For more information, click here.
For more info on the Nevada Department of Public and Behavior Health Traveler’s Health Program, click here.
Nevada’s Traveler Health Program
Flying to Nevada? Free testing is available to any ticketed passengers traveling through Reno-Tahoe International Airport and McCarran International Airport. For more information on Nevada’s Traveler Health Program, click here.
Who can get a COVID-19 Test?Any ticketed passenger!