Get to Know Nevada Parks

Nevada always stands out in a crowd. And with intriguing historical sites and natural wonders that remain unspoiled, crowdless, and easy to get to, Nevada’s state and national parks are no exception.

Whether you’re after a quick out-and-back off-the-Strip trip to state and national parks near Las Vegas, or you’re looking to backpack in, tent it up, or park your RV among trout-packed streams, red rock slot canyons, and history-packed locales, let us help you find your Nevada park.

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Great Basin National Park, Baker, Nevada

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Whether it’s the newest item on your bucket list or the best wrong turn you ever took, whichever corner of this state you venture to, you’re bound to uncover the kind of unexpected encounters, memorable characters, and only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special.

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Park-hop your way through 24 Nevada State Parks, 2 National Parks, and Beyond

With the largest, clearest, purest alpine lake in North America, it’s no surprise that millions of people from around the globe head for Lake Tahoe National Forest every year. Whether you’re looking to ski, mountain bike, hike, or sunbathe your way around Lake Tahoe, there are plenty of internationally acclaimed spots throughout that Sierra Nevada snow or sunshine that are sure to satisfy your inner recreationalist.

Meanwhile, the Mojave Desert brims with alluring Joshua tree-filled landscapes set against spectacularly vibrant mountains in and around Las Vegas, all the way to Death Valley National Park—the famously lowest, hottest, and driest place in North America.

Desert and water lovers alike can bask in hundreds of miles of shoreline at Lake Mead National Recreation Area for amazing bass fishing, cliff jumping, and boating in one of America’s most uniquely dynamic places to get outside. 

Investigate fossils from ancient Columbian mammoths, dire wolves, and saber-toothed cat fossils at the Tule Springs fossils beds at Ice Age State Park; follow the legendary Pony Express Trail through forts and ghost towns in multiple northern Nevada state parks; and discover why “Half the Park is After Dark” beneath ancient bristlecone pines at Great Basin National Park. Whatever adventure you’re chasing, Nevada’s state and national parks will help you find it. Let us be your guide.

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If you happened to “find your park” here in Nevada, show us which one—or ones—you discovered. Tag #TravelNevada and let us hike, bike, camp, fish, stargaze, and get out there vicariously through your feed. If we love your photo, you may find it featured here.

Make sure to check out the Ward Charcoal Ovens when you are in Ely!  Photo by ericmencis

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Sand harbor in the clouds.  Watching these clouds quickly form and disappear in less than 5 minutes was pretty cool!! So glad I wasn’t in a hurry to get back to the car after this long hike.  #sandharbor #nevadastateparks #tahoenorth #renotahoeusa #outdoorphotomag tahoenorth tahoequarterly renotahoe renoairport nikonusa
Park trails are open and the weather couldn't be better. Perfect day for a walk with the kids!
Walker River: ✅. 11/22 @NVStateParks in the books. This is Nevada’s newest state park and all I can say is wow. It is stunningly beautiful! @TravelNevada #SteveInParks #BattleBorn #NVLeg #HomeMeanaNevada https://t.co/CcjwA6uwu8
A few more from last weekends adventure to Rye Patch Reservoir, it was quite a beautiful sunrise.

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So we were headed to Idaho to escape the heat and through a series of snafus decided to blip up to Wild Horse State Recreation Area instead. Idaho will have to wait  for another time ‘cause we’re super smitten with this park. 🤩
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A light at the fort! Fort Churchill State Park #dfmi #nevadamagazine #nightsky #nightskyphotography #milkeyway #milesfromordinary #darkskies #stars #ruralnevada #nevadadesert #travelnevada #explorenevada #gotakeahike #fortchurchill #fortchurchillstatehistoricpark #milkyway #celestial #nevadahistory #nevadalove #landscapephotography #naturephotography #nikon #natgeoyourshot
Flashback to #VWCamping in #cathedralgorge State Park, Nevada.
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This guy seems pretty friendly, but at one time ichthyosaurs ruled the ocean. Of course, that was between 100 million and 225 million years ago. Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is where many of these ancient marine reptile fossils were discovered and is still a popular place to visit along #NevadaSilverTrails today! (📸: travelnevada)
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