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Recreate Responsibly

Nevada’s huge. More than 80% of it is pretty much unfenced, totally wild, and—most importantly—public, waiting to bring your wildest get-outside dreams to life. Whether you’re highway road-trippin’ or lookin’ to dip a tire or two into some Nevada backroad action, get the scoop on how to explore the Silver State safely, as well as responsibly, to ensure Nevada’s sacred spaces remain pristine and special for generations to come. 

For our most up-to-date travel alerts including and public health updates and travel restrictions, click here. For information about ways to recreate responsibly around other areas of the Silver State, read on.


  • Navigate Nevada Like A Dusty Ol’ Pro
  • Come Out and Play It Safe on Nevada’s Public Lands
  • Land Use Etiquette, Safety, and Stewardship

In love with the Silver State as much as we are? Get the lowdown on how you can do your part to protect the places we love, and move the Nevada story forward for good.

Nevada Travel Restrictions

Know Before You Go

  • Stay on All Trails, Tracks, and Roads. We’ve already got plenty; don’t blaze your own.
  • Know Where You’re Headed. With so many unfenced landscapes, everything can feel like it’s limitlessly yours. But remember, whatever land you’re on—whether it’s private or public—it’s owned and managed by a person or an agency. Respect all posted No Trespassing signs and leave gates in whatever way you found them.
  • Tread Lightly! Whether you’re off-roading, hunting, target shooting, fishing, or simply exploring, make sure you’re operating motorized vehicles legally, safely, and responsibly. Brush up on designated OHV routes before you head out into Nevada’s backcountry.

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Finders does NOT mean keepers. Whether it’s a ghost town mining relic, arrowhead, or any other kind of artifact, whether it looks historical to you or not, it’s a vital piece of the Silver State story. Take all the photos you’d like, but leave every object, however big or small, exactly where you found it for others to discover. Taking—AKA stealing—artifacts is not only extremely uncool, it’s also illegal.

Got fishing, hiking or hot spring hunting on the brain? More than 80% of Nevada is public land—the highest percentage among all states. Meaning this land is literally your land. Be sure to navigate it safely and responsibly while you’re out here.

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  • Leave No Trace. Familiarize yourself with the “Seven Principles” of LNT outdoor ethics. At the very least, always travel with extra garbage bags so you can pack out all your own—and anyone else’s—trash. Leave every place better than you found it.
  • Watch for Wildlife. Beyond the asphalt, Nevada’s diverse fauna ranges from rabbits to rattlesnakes, burros to bighorns, reptiles to rare birds, cattle to coyotes, pronghorn aplenty, more wild horses than anywhere else, and an abundance in between. If you’re going so fast that you miss them—or worse, that you can’t when you need to—then you’re going too fast. 

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Feeding wildlife of any kind is not only extremely uncool, it’s also illegal. Human food is not healthy for wild animals, and they do not need food from humans to survive. Wild animals have specialized diets, and they can become malnourished or die if fed or become dependent on human food. Don’t do it!

Playing with Fire

Recreating Safely with Invasives in Sagebrush Country

For more information about ways to play it safe in the sage, head for

Nevada travel restrictions

Play It Safe

  • Venturing off the pavement? Brush up on Nevada’s Dirt Road Code for driving tips, responsible practices, and packing list suggestions for crucial gear and supplies.
  • Bring more water and food than you think you’ll need.
  • Carry a full-size spare tire and tire patch/plug kit—and know how to use it before you need to!
  • Be sure to check all current fire restrictions—local guidelines vary on everything from campfires to personal stoves—then crank up the heat on your group’s fire safety practices. Fire season hits Nevada harder than ever these days, with catastrophic blazes started by campfire embers, vehicle undercarriages, hot bullet casings, and much more. Arm yourself with the info you need to keep things cool.
  • Nevada’s night skies are some of the darkest in the Lower 48. Before you deck out your camp with twinkle lights and light saber-style flashlights with enough lumens to land a jumbo jet, remember you may be blowing out a fellow camper’s night vision, and otherwise prime stargazing conditions. Help protect this disappearing, sacred natural resource by lighting your camp mindfully.
  • Above all, use common sense. Just like back in kindergarten, if you feel like you’re doing something wrong, you probably are.

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Don’t count on your phone to bail you out of a jam! Nevada’s wild places are some of the country’s most remote—which is one of the reasons they’re such a haven for outdoor fun. However, that also means they’re often way out of cell service and, thus, far from help. Do your damndest not to need it in the first place.

With 48 million acres of space to be your rad self, Nevada is packed with let’s-see-what-happens adventure around every corner. Flex those freedom muscles and find your own Silver State surprises in some of our favorite locales.

Buckle Up

What to Know about Driving in Nevada

Whether you want to unearth graveyard tales in ghost towns, treat yourself to mineral baths in hot springs, or cruise from the Valley of Fire State Park to Great Basin National Park, chances are, we’ve got a #NVRoadTrip with your name all over it.

Nevada teems with bucket-listable destinations. But the best road trips are all about the journey where your Silver State stories come to life. So hit one of our scenic byways and feel free to roam. However, there are a few need-to-know tips and tricks for keeping your wheels turning and the adventure unfurling.


Driving in Nevada

Before you buckle up for the adventure of a lifetime, better brush up on a few basics, both on and off the pavement. From navigating wintry roads to braking for the occasional cow, Nevada highways are untamed, unforgettable, and unlike any other state’s.


Cell Service

In some of the more off-grid slices of Silver State sanctuary, cell signals are scattered at best. Map out your #NVRoadTrip with gas stations, meal breaks, and night stops. And always tell someone where you’re headed and when you plan to return.



Nevada is a land of extremes. Plan for glorious changes in weather, climate, and terrain as you explore our vast state. Pack clothes for both warm and cold temps in any season, and don’t forget your swimsuit. Because you never know what Nevada will do next.


Travel Guides

Order or download our Official Nevada Visitor’s Guide and get your hands on events, things to do, and even more road trip ideas. You’ll find page after page of surprising scenery, intriguing attractions, and endless inspiration for your Nevada adventure.

COVID-19 Health & Safety

Nevada COVID-19 Restrictions & Travel Advisories

Nevada is one of the most incredible places to get outside and play, explore, and get away from it all. Of course, these days, some things are a little different. Here’s what to consider before you come camping and adventuring, and what to know when you do.



Don’t be a geo-bag! You earned your Nevada backroads stripes, which constitutes a kickass Nevada adventure worth talking about. By all means, post the shot—you’ve earned it!—but please don’t make the ultimate faux pas by geotagging sensitive, secluded, under-the-radar-for-a-reason locations. Around here, we take our sacred secrets seriously. And for all you know, your new fave spot is already someone else’s. These slices of the Silver State are extra special—let’s do our part to keep ’em that way.

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As suburban development creeps closer and closer to this spot, I worry that this site will become overrun with vandalism. Right now it’s still quite pristine, but there’s construction all around the area. We all know what happens to these sites with more exposure, and I’m glad to have seen this place as it is now. I know by sharing these photos I could be contributing to the further degradation of these sacred sites, which is why I do not share locations. Anyone with basic search-engine skills can track down many of these places themselves. Just remember to not post geotags, and please follow the mantra of #respectandprotect!
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“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back, everything is different.” - C.S. Lewis
That’s why, when we venture outdoors to explore, we tread lightly and try to leave each trail cleaner than we found it. That’s just responsible adventuring 101. 🌎
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Just a casual Friday afternoon stroll
What does it mean to protect something you love?

Sometimes it means getting a little dirty.

Over the past three weeks, staff and volunteers have participated in cleanup events in heavily used dispersed camping areas. This is what we found:

💩 131 unburied human waste sites or toilet paper trash
🚯 269 cases of litter or trash
🔥 77 illegal fire ring and ash pile sites
🚫 80 cases of vandalism

Please remember to  by cleaning up after yourself. Hey, maybe even take a minute to clean up after someone else. Not the human waste though...let a ranger know and leave it for the trained professionals.

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Have you been to a Lake Tahoe Water Trail trailhead? There are 20 of these trailheads around Lake Tahoe. Find them on our map & start your water adventure from one of them. These are great launch/landing sites with wayfinding signage, parking and restrooms.⁣
Head over 👉 to the link in our profile. Pick up a LTWT map to learn all the trailheads & find lots more Pure Liquid Fun!⁣
Love when we get to hang out with friends with the same schedule as us, meaning weekdays and for whole weeks at a time. Multi-day dirt bike camp out in the Nevada desert with the_poacher with great riding and epic sunsets.
We have started seeing some of the first foals of the year! Let’s take a minute to talk about burro etiquette. Never approach or try to feed them- becoming used to humans and eating our food can be horrible for burros. Follow the speed limits and put down phones while driving- careless/distracted drivers hit burros every year. Keep your dog on a handheld leash- a kick to the head or body can be deadly.
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