Winter Wonderlands – Nevada State Parks

Cathedral Gorge State Park Nevada

From ice fishing at the remote and remarkable Wild Horse State Recreation Area in the north, to cool hikes through Southern Nevada’s Valley of Fire, 24 state parks dot Nevada, winter wonderlands, ripe to explore and ready to enjoy.

Beaver Dam: (Panaca) Always open, Beaver Dam was formed from more than 10 million years of volcanic activity and erosion. A designated Watchable Wildlife Area, its out-of-the-way location makes for rugged winter camping and hikes. Nearby OHV trails provide plenty of paths to enjoy the rustic beauty of the area. Continue reading

Sand Harbor Photo Wins Top Prize in the 2018 America State Parks Photo Contest

Sand Harbor Nevada State Park at Lake TahoeThe Nevada Division of State Parks, within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has announced that, of approximately 10,000 entries, the #1 winning photo of Aspira’s 2018 America State Parks Photo Contest showcases the ever-inspiring Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Launched in 2017, the first annual photo contest received more than 8,000 entries nationwide, and last year’s winning photo featured Nevada’s own Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.

This year’s winning photo of Sand Harbor was taken by Karen Wong, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, who says she’s had no photography experience and simply captured the image using her smart phone.  Wong saw the contest announcement on Facebook and decided to submit her beautiful photo. Continue reading

The New Walker River State Recreation Area Is Open

Walker River State Recreation Area

Discover Nevada’s Newest State Park

Nevada’s newest state park, the Walker River State Recreation Area, officially opened to the public at the Pitchfork Ranch on Saturday, September 22.

The century-old Pitchfork Ranch, located near Yerington is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with 7 miles of the celebrated East Walker River open for exploration. Visitors are invited to experience camping, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, fishing, or simply relaxing in an idyllic country setting. Continue reading