COVID-19 Health & Safety

Nevada COVID-19 Restrictions & Travel Advisories

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Brian Walker Photography/Visit Carson City

Brian Walker Photography/Visit Carson City

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.

Nevada Travel Alerts

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.

Recreate Responsibly

Nevada Fire Restrictions

For the most current updates on the Caldor Fire and associated travel restrictions in the Lake Tahoe area, use the following resources:

The US Forest Service has closed portions of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit within California through December 31, or until public safety conditions are mitigated.  Two administrative closures include areas directly impacted by the Caldor Fire, as well as a backcountry areas including Desolation Wilderness, the headwaters of Upper Truckee River (Meiss country), and limited backcountry areas along Tahoe’s west shore.

All Forest Service managed lands within the Eldorado National Forest remain closed to managed safety concerns associated with the Caldor Fire.

Other Nevada Travel Restrictions

  • Tours are not currently being offered at Hoover Dam, and Visitor Center Exhibits are open to the public at 25% capacity. Guests may purchase Exhibit tickets inside the Visitor Center. All tickets are sold in-person only on a first-come first-served basis. Everyone in your group must be present at time of ticket purchase. No online ticket sales or reservations are available. For ticket information call (702) 494-2517.

Nevada State Parks & National Recreation Areas

  • Effective July 19, 2021 Spooner Lake’s main entrance, parking areas, and frontcountry will be closed to public access due to construction, with plans to re-open before the end of the calendar year. Spooner backcountry trails will not be affected and will remain open, though park visitors are advised there is no trailhead access, parking, or facilities currently available at Spooner Lake.
  • Effective June 30, 2021 full fire restrictions are in effect at most Nevada state parks. Visit Fire Restrictions | State Parks ( to learn more. 
  • As of April 29, 2021 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is closed. A reopening date has not been announced.
  • Monitor current Lake Mead water levels here

State of Nevada adopts latest CDC guidance on masks effective Friday, July 30, 2021 

Updated 07/27/2021

In line with Emergency Directive 045, the State of Nevada has adopted the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance related to mask requirements, effective Friday, July 30, 2021. All people, regardless of their vaccination statusmust wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission. Visit the CDC for more information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get the Lowdown on Nevada COVID Restrictions By County

While the State of Nevada as embraced CDC recommendations not requiring fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors or outdoors, mask restrictions may vary by business and county. For example, each county has the authority to establish their own social distancing requirements. (For Las Vegas COVID restrictions, look up Clark County.) Don’t see updated restrictions about where you’re headed? Be sure to call ahead! Please make sure you know what’s required (and what isn’t) before you hit the road.


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