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Description - Cathedral Gorge is located in a long, narrow valley where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay. The park sits at an elevation of 4,800 feet and is open year-round. A Regional Visitor Center is located at the entrance to Cathedral Gorge, offering interpretive displays and information about all of eastern Nevada and seven state parks. The park and visitor center is located just west of U.S. 93, two miles north of Panaca.

Attractions - Sight-seeing and relaxing outdoors are the main attractions at Cathedral Gorge. The Miller Point Overlook has outstanding views of buff-colored canyons, cliffs and spires. Facilities within this 1,608 acre park include:

Campground: All camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees are charged per vehicle and are payable in the campground. The campground has 22 developed sites, each with table, grill and shade ramada. Water and a flush restroom with showers are available.

Picnic Ground: The C.C.C. Day Use Picnic Area offers a large shade ramada with three picnic tables. The overhead ramada and restroom were built by the C.C.C.

Group Use: Accommodations for day and overnight groups are available by reservation. Facilities are located adjacent to the campground. The group areas offer large overhead ramadas, grills, picnic tables and water. Please contact the Regional Office(adjacent to the Regional Information Center) for reservation information.

Trails: Visitors can access the remote portions of the park via a 4-mile loop trail. Another 1-mile trail connects the Miller Point Overlook to the C.C.C. Picnic Area. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on these trails.

Recreation - Hiking, picnicking, camping, nature study, photography and ranger programs are the most common activities at the park.

Climate - The area is typically arid with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures range from 95F at midday to 55F at night. Rainfall is variable and summer thunderstorms are common.

Location - Cathedral Gorge is located 1 mile north of the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Route 319. The park and visitor center is located just west of U.S. 93, two miles north of Panaca.

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Contact Information:
Cathedral Gorge State Park, P.O. Box 176 , Panaca, NV, 89042, Phone: 702-728-4460

Additional Information:
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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