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Nevada State Parks

Nevada State Parks feature a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Parks are found throughout Nevada and reflect the wild, scenic, and historic aspects of the Silver State.

Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is close to Reno, making it an ideal place for family fun at Lake Tahoe.

Spooner Backcountry in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Spooner Backcountry, part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, offers a wide variety of non-motorized recreation, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and backcountry camping.

Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is close to Reno, making it an ideal place for family fun at Lake Tahoe.

Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City features the history of trains and railroading in northern Nevada.

Tour the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City
Take a tour of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. There are lots of things to see and do related to the history of trains and railroading in northern Nevada.

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
At Nevada's Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, visitors get two unique features in one spot - a mining ghost town and prehistoric ichthyosaur fossils some 250 million years old.

Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park is just south of Reno. This Washoe Valley park is a great place for hiking, camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Tour of Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. A few of these include bike riding, camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and horseback riding. Washoe Lake State Park was established in 1977 and is about 15 miles south of Reno in Washoe Valley.

Pot Farms on Public Lands in Nevada
Pot farms are a serious hazard on public lands in Nevada. Learn what to look for, how to stay safe, and how to avoid trouble if you should come across an illegal marijuana garden growing operation when out and about on Nevada's vast tracts of public land.

Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park, a Nevada state park, offers history, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing, all within a short drive of Reno.

Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park, a Nevada state park, offers history, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing, all within a short drive of Reno.

Tips for Keeping Vehicles and Valuables Safe from Theft
When leaving a vehicle at Reno area parks and trailheads, use these tips to help prevent break-ins and theft of your valuables. Don't let thieves ruin your day of enjoying the great outdoors.

Nevada State Parks Brochure
This Nevada State Parks Brochure is a publication of the Nevada Commission on Tourism. You can view the brochure online or download and print a copy.

Nevada Division of State Parks
Nevada is full of gems protected by our state parks. Two close to Reno and Sparks are Washoe Lake State Park and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

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