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Beaver Dam State Park
Belmont Courthouse Historic State Monument
Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park
Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Dayton State Park
Echo Canyon State Park
Floyd Lamb State Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Lahontan State Recreation Area
Lake Tahoe State Park
Mormon Station State Historic Park
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
Rye Patch State Recreation Area
South Fork State Recreation Area
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Spring Valley State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Walker Lake State Recreation Area
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Site
Washoe Lake State Park
Wild Horse State Recreation Area

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Description - Nevada State Parks offer a rich and diverse variety of outdoor recreational activities. Popular activities include swimming, boating, and sailing, at the different lakes and reservoirs. There are additional opportunities for touring historic mansions and pioneer forts, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and scenic panoramic views.

Attractions - Nevada has 24 state parks. Sites range from scenic reservoirs, to historic buildings and ghost towns, to deep canyons.

Recreation - Nevada State Parks offer a rich and diverse variety of outdoor recreational activities. Popular activities include swimming, boating, and sailing, at the different lakes and reservoirs. There are additional opportunities for touring historic mansions and pioneer forts, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and viewing scenery.

Climate - Nevada is characterized by the high desert Great Basin in the northern portion of the state, the low desert in the southern portion of the state and mountain ranges which bisect these desert areas. These elevational differences can create wide ranging climatic differences. In the low deserts of southern Nevada, including the area around Las Vegas, temperatures during the summer months often reach 115 degrees F. Winters are mild with cool nights. Winter, spring and fall are a pleasant time to visit this region.

Because the Great Basin lies at a higher elevation, the area receives cold winter weather with snow that can remain for months. Seven inches of rain falls in the region annually, although run off from the surrounding mountains contributes to the water availability. The mountains receive significantly colder temperatures and precipitation year round. They can be great areas for winter recreation or an escape from the summer heat of the lower elevations.

Location - Nevada State Parks are scattered throughout the five regions of Nevada.


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Contact Information:
Nevada Division of State Parks, 1300 South Curry St , Carson City, NV, 89703, Phone: 775-687-4384

Additional Information:
Nevada - Nevada includes two deserts and numerous mountain ranges. Although it is best known for its vast, arid, unpopulated terrain, it also includes attractions such as Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest, the largest National Forest outside the State of Alaska, which encompasses some of Nevada's most spectacular mountain ranges.

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Nevada State Parks - Official Nevada Division of State Parks Website

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