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Description - Beaver Dam State Park is Eastern Nevada's most remote park, and is a popular area for hikers and nature enthusiasts who enjoy its primitive and rustic character.

Attractions - Deep canyons, pinyon and juniper forests, a flowing stream and a small reservoir are the primary features.

Recreation - Recreational opportunities in the park include:
Campgrounds, Three developed campgrounds offer 33 individual campsites. Each site contains a fire pit, picnic table, parking pad, plus vault and chemical toilets. The sites are conveniently scattered throughout the park.

Group Area, a shaded ramada with capacity for 50 people may be reserved for group use.

Day Use, a day use picnic area is located at the trailhead to Schroeder Reservoir. Visitors may also picnic at any of the developed campsites. A day use fee must be paid for use of these facilities.

Fishing / Boating, access to Schroeder Reservoir is via the East Shore Lake Trail beginning at the day use area and continuing for approximately 3/4 mile. Boats are not recommended.

Trails, four developed trails are available at Beaver Dam. The interpretive Trail leads from Campground #2 to the lake view overlook. The one-mile Waterfall Trail begins at the park's south boundary. The East Shore Lake Trail begins in the picnic area, leads to the dam and continues to Campground #3. Finally, the Oak Knoll Trail begins at Oak Knoll and leads to the creek below the dam where it joins the East Shore Lake Trail.

Climate - Weather is highly seasonal with variations in temperature. Summertime temperatures range from 95F by midday and drop to 50F at night. Although the park is open year-round, harsh winter conditions with heavy snowfalls and temperatures dropping below zero limit access. During winter months, only vehicles with four wheel drive are recommended. Rainfall is variable, with thunderstorms common in July and August.

For weather conditions call: 702 - 728 - 4467

Location - Situated in rugged canyon country, this 2,393-acre park is located approximately 34 miles east of Caliente adjacent to the Utah border. Motorists can reach the park by driving six miles north of Caliente on US 93, then 28 miles east on a graded gravel road that leads to the park entrance. The park sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet.

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Filed By: duane
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 9/04/03. about an hour drive from 93. long drive to park (1 hour) at no more than 20 mph due to road condition. it was worth the drive. whole campground to ourselves. have an rv, only water available. dumps at cathedral gorge about 15 minutes north after you leave beaver.

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Contact Information:
Panaca Region Headquaters, P.O. Box 176 , Panaca, NV, 89042, Phone: 702-728-4467

Additional Information:
Nevada Lakes and Reservoirs - There are several lakes and reservoirs located within Nevada. This provides opportunities for visitors to participate in varying recreational activities such a waters sports and fishing.
Nevada State Parks - Nevada has 24 state parks. These parks represent the beauty and diversity of Nevada. Sites range from scenic reservoirs, to historic buildings, to parks containing deep canyons.
South-Central Nevada - Often called the "Pioneer Territory", the area contains natural wonders from the Death Valley National Park to the Toiyabe and Monitor mountain ranges. The land is also dotted with the ruins of old mining towns.

Nevada State Parks - Official Nevada Division of State Parks Website


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